Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Let's Reform Our Health

After months and months of a political storm of debate, name-calling, tea-partying, and town halls, the silver lining in all of this partisan !@?.*!#?, may be some much needed peace and quiet.

OK, it's not likely.

We've had fierce partisanship in this country from the moment our federal government was established and if we've learned anything from history, it is that Americans love a good fight.

So, the fight will go on

and, while we may not agree on what to do about the issue of health care in this country,

we can certainly agree that, as Americans, we are not a healthy group.

Our medical system has just become really good at saving unhealthy people.

What's wrong?

  • Two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese.
  • Approximately 20% of adults in this country smoke, despite the fact that it is the most preventable cause of illness and death.
  • Fast food drive-thrus are lined up with cars.
  • We eat out of boxes labeled with ingredients we can't pronounce, much less define.

We love our freedom to make our own choices...
But, please, save us from ourselves.

These self-destructive habits our killing us!

Can you just imagine the decline in diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer if this country made some simple changes.

So, whether you agree or disagree with the new reform, one thing is for sure: We are far too intelligent of a people to sit back and continue living unhealthy lifestyles. We are in charge of our own health.

It's time to make some new habits.

Here's one way to act.


Mr. President, please put the cigarette out! I voted for you, but watching you sign Health care Reform and knowing you light up was a bit too ironic for me. *The US spends billions each year on health care related to tobacco use.


Davis Family Ü said...

I second ALL of that Sara!!

heathermommy said...

Every time I see someone smoking it surprises me. I think "haven't you go t the message??"

Hey, I want to know how the no sugar thing is going??

Abby Runyan said...

Lets not forget the medical community has caused a lot of our health problems too!!! But I totally agree with the eating right. When your body gets what it acutally needs it can do wonders. & the smoking thing kills me. I've lost my Grandma, Aunt, & Uncle to smoking. It's the worst death & so preventable.