Saturday, July 30, 2016

Your Health Isn't Just for You

What you have to decide is whether or not you want to do good to your spouse by taking care of your health the best you can.  Here are some simple ways you can take care of you and your spouse by taking care of your health.
  • Health Insurance
  • get private health insurance if you don't have it through work
  • get private health insurance for catastrophic events if you can't afford a regular policy
  • Doctor and Medical
  • go to the doctor when you feel sick - don't try to ride it out
  • use urgent care when needed
  • visit a doctor for periodic procedures as you grow older
  • take prescribed medication daily and don't stop taking it
  • visit the chiropractor or physical therapist for back problems
  • investigate alternative medicine and therapies through websites such as MayoClinic.org
  • Sleep
  • get a sleep study done if your spouse thinks you have sleep apnea
  • sleep 7 or 8 hours a day if your body permits you
  • Dental Care
  • visit your dentist every 6 months
  • floss every day
  • wear a mouthguard from your dentist if you are a grinder
  • Exercise and Eating
  • exercise regularly or at least take regular walks
  • eat breakfast
  • eat food at home instead of fast food
  • eat more fruit and vegetables
  • eat fiber
  • Mental Health
  • take care of your mental health via counseling and/or medication
  • address addictions through counseling/12-step programs or other ways for things like smoking, drinking, drugs, and sex addiction
You must decide if you want to do good to your spouse by doing these things, apart from their demands or desires for you to do so.  Some spouses argue over these issues.  Some spouses don't care.  Regardless, your decision to do good to you and your spouse must be apart from his or her demands or passivity.
It is your choice to take care of you and your spouse through taking care of your health.