Alarmingly, the NSW Auditor General forecasts that by 2033, the entire state health budget will be consumed by the health care system, leaving nothing for education, roads, transport and other essential services.
The increased cost is largely associated with increasing prevalence of chronic conditions, in an aging population, such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
In many cases, these conditions can be avoided. In Australia, 90% of adults have at least one modifiable risk factor for heart disease, stroke and vascular diseases, and 25% have 3 or more modifiable risk factors.
How long do you plan to live, and what action steps can you take to ensure that you reduce your risk of chronic illness and not contribute to this financial burden?
Every day we can make choices that contribute to our quality of life, for now and in the future. We have the opportunity to choose between eating foods that are high in fat, sugar and chemicals or eating healthy, organic, wholesome foods. We can choose between a sedentary lifestyle or one with regular exercise. We can take steps to reduce stress, and better manage the stress in our lives.
Another important lifestyle choice is to maintain a healthy spine and nervous system. Your nervous system controls and co-ordinates every cell, tissue and organ in the body. Spinal imbalances (subluxations) can interfere with this delicate system and can reduce your health expression. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help maintain a healthy nervous system, and allow you to be your best!
Making better health choices today for you and your family, will help you live a vibrantly healthy life!