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The problem with lifestyle-caused diseases is that the damage happens slowly, often without even a hint of a symptom.
Just because you don’t hurt anywhere doesn’t mean you don’t have issues. Health issues that will come back to BITE YOU at a later date.
We see this all the time.
When your symptoms finally show up and we get the call, the most common refrain is, ‘But I didn’t do anything.’
Sure, bending down to pick up the newspaper shouldn’t reduce a grown man to tears, but I’ve seen this time and time again.
But the countless years of ignoring the nagging aches and pains did the damage. You have to take care of your body if you want it to last. It’s no different than taking care of your care. Only thing is you can TRADE IN your body for a new one, 50 years later.
Bending over was merely the last straw. Ironically, the same people who subscribe to the “don’t-fix-it-if-it’s-not-broken” philosophy will fuss over their lawns, baby their car with fresh oil and filter every 3,000 miles and religiously replace their smoke detector batteries to make sure their family is safe.
So, why is a simple, “Honey, I think you should go in for a checkup” met with determined and unexplained resistance!
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