ATHENS, Ga., March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern medicine has increased the life span, but the quality of health is still
lagging behind; there will be more than 5.5 million Americans living in a nursing home and another 12 million requiring home health assistance in their daily life.
America spends over $3.2 trillion a year on healthcare.
For every $1
spent on medical care in our country, $0.75
is used to manage and treat chronic diseases. I believe the best way to reduce the cost of health care in the U.S. is to help Americans reach their 100th
birthday and to live well until their last breath.
Five fabulous steps to consider as you prepare for your 100th birthday:
- Visualize your 100th birthday. Do you see yourself in a nursing home, wheelchair, or ready to the cha-cha-chá?
- Evaluate your current physical, mental, and spiritual health. The best way to monitor your physical and mental health is to visit your physician(s) for an annual physical exam. Your doctor(s) will conduct the appropriate screening and diagnostic tests and provide you with a plan to prevent illness and to stay healthy. Annual wellness visits are FREE for Medicare patients. Take advantage of this opportunity!
- Define what will make you happy. Is it more money, where you live, or how you live? Find what gives you joy, and then make a plan to achieve it.
- Change your lifestyle slowly and continue to improve your health. Even if you are 65 years old and it takes five years to achieve a healthy lifestyle, the next 30 years will be full of joy. It would be cheaper to live independently than to spend the last 10 years in a nursing home.
- Learn to enjoy food, work, and the world around you. It's essential to develop divine vision. As you fill your heart with love, you will begin to view others in a different light rather than by their appearance, wealth, or religion.
The 100 year celebration awaits you! Let's start the discussion!
Dr. Subodh Agrawal is a board-certified Cardiologist at Athens Heart Center and Specialty Clinics, Chairman of Doctors Accountable Care Organization, and Co-Founder of the Human Yoga Project.
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