Genetic Testing For Health
Supplements are next. MDs say these are a waste of money. In hard economic times that is a welcome message. However, is it true? There are few MDs who work out, but fewer still who use supplements. Maybe if more of them would get to the health club every day before going on rounds at the hospital, they might see a need for the enhanced nutrition, which comes from supplementation. If they did, they might find a better quality of life–something which they could enthusiastically communicate to their patients, namely the mothers and fathers mentioned above. Doing so could indirectly ward off disease, radically changing the health of our country.
MDs and parents should always be respected by their subordinates. But for that to happen, these leaders must be all about habits that really do make an enviable difference. That will never be the case if they hold fast to the lifestyles of the past decades, refusing to get with the new age of diet, supplements and daily workouts. That is the very thing we all need. It is the only sure way of combating our skyrocketing health care costs, to say nothing of our country’s less than mediocre healthiness.
If it is any help, Thomas Jefferson- a friend and cohort of John Quincy Adams- believed that two hours of working out per day, rain or shine, was what everyone needed. Ben Franklin, even though portrayed with a paunch during his later diplomatic years, believed in diet and exercise. If we have already forgotten the late peerless Jack Lalanne, or fitness innovator Jane Fonda, let us try to remember some of our Revolutionary War heroes. That can be the best motivation for us if we are the lone health nut who aspires to motivate the rest of our family.