How To Be Healthy... 
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Today, how to be healthy can be a tremendous challenge - for reasons that may not be very obvious to you and many others. Why is that?

Misinformation, false advertising, greedy food and pharmaceutical industries, an abundance of junk food, and a sedentary lifestyle -- these are some of the reasons why many of us can’t figure out how to live a healthy life.

Americans are getting sicker, even though they spend more on health care than any other country. In fact, people in the U.S. spend about 20 percent of the GDP on health care, when other developed countries spend half that. 

According to studies by McKinsey & Co., a consulting firm, the U.S. spends more on health care than the next ten biggest spenders combined - including Japan, Germany, China, Great Britain, and others.

And yet, the health outcomes in those countries are often better than what our own health care system produces.

We spend all this money without figuring out how to be healthy.

Some of the medical screening procedures and diagnostic tools provide not only inaccurate diagnoses, but actually cannot “prevent” any disease.

Additionally, this screening mania is responsible for unnecessary medication and treatment of conditions that might never show any symptoms.

Of course, there are exceptions.

You are most likely of my generation (over 50 years of age) and must not wait to schedule a colonoscopy. Already done so? Congratulations! You took control.

Colonoscopy procedures save lives! Please, read this page.

Meanwhile, the U.S. is dead last among 17 wealthy nations with regard to life expectancy.

In order to figure out how to be healthy we need to come up with something else, don’t we?

We have to take health matters into our own hands and show responsibility. It can be so simple...

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Even the medical community agrees that making simple lifestyle changes can go a long way toward optimal senior health by avoiding or reversing a large number of chronic conditions, including heart disease and diabetes.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) considers the following five factors life-changing…

  • Healthy diet
  • Regular physical activity
  • Optimal body weight
  • Not smoking
  • Moderate or no alcohol consumption

I don’t want to alienate anyone, instead I want to make everyone aware that as a senior we’d better decide to quit looking for excuses to do what is now absolutely vital - change our lifestyle and dietary habits.

This website is for you - the older adult who finally “gets it” - but may be looking for help with doing the right thing.

And the others who are still looking for the magic pill, potion or procedure, please keep reading through this site… 

You may just find the one perfect reason why you should change your health behavior, the one pointer that makes you say: Aha! I get it now…

Senior Health News -- a page with relevant and updated information -- can take you another step closer to that Aha! moment. Check it out...

This Is A Call To Action!

We’re seniors. Time is of the essence. 

To live a healthier, longer, and fulfilling life you simply cannot wait any more.

How else can I say this?

If you know of a perfect way to convince the many millions of seniors out there of what’s necessary to start implementing changes TODAY - Please tell me!

My sincere hope is to inspire you - the one person reading this right now - to decide TODAY to start making some changes in your dietary habits and physical activity.

Take Control of Your Own Health

Incorporating some guidelines for a healthier lifestyle can be your first step on the road to optimal health and longevity.

Take a look at some important Healthy Aging Tips now. Then continue reading here.

How to be healthy means going to your doctor and asking lots of questions. It’s okay to ask if there are more natural ways of healing your body than expensive medical interventions.

Or has the corrupted and greedy health care system reached this consulting room, too?

Your welfare is at stake. Your “golden years” deserve better.

Now, you may already be afflicted with acute and chronic long-term health issues, but you still need to get more involved in your treatment. Demand answers. Don’t just let yourself be medicated and processed to death (see Medication and Older Adults).

"Why Health Behavior Change Makes All The Difference" is an article you may find interesting and inspirational.

Take a step toward realizing how to be healthy.


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