Prevention is better than cure

We've all heard the popular saying that “Prevention is better than cure” and we probably even believe in it. But how many of us take it to our hearts and actually do something about it?


When we are young, we don't think much about our lifestyle and how it impacts our overall health and well-being. With age we tend to become more aware about it, maybe even modify our habits due to some of the ailments we experience. We often hear from older friends or relatives about their health problems, how many different medications they have been prescribed by their doctors and how it doesn't make them feel better, but rather shifts problems from one part of the body to another.


We just take good health for granted and focus most of our energy on work and obligations. It seems that we have completely forgotten that we need a healthy fit body to thrive and achieve our goals and dreams.


Our body speaks to us to give us a warning when we don't care, when we work too much and too hard, when we don't exercise enough, when we don't sleep enough, when we don't eat healthy, when we put substances on them and on them that harm us... list could go on and on.


We often ignore those early signs and take some over-the-counter medication to muffle the warning. If we don't change our habits, our body will give a bigger warning and we will see different ailments and diseases become more serious and cause us more problems. Some people can go on like this for a very long time. In fact, they don't even remember what it feels like to be fit and healthy.


We have forgotten that our body has self-healing powers and that we can help ourselves by listening to them, especially those early warnings. When we make a connection between our lifestyle habits and how they make us feel, we can make a choice and take powerful action to improve our well-being.


A healthy lifestyle is no guarantee of no disease, but it is the best thing you can do for yourself to prevent it and equip your body with everything it needs to carry you through life. There are several pillars to a healthy lifestyle, but the ones most agreed upon by the researchers of health and longevity are: nutrition, exercise, sleep, purpose, spiritual practice, and community.


I am passionate about a holistic approach to health and emphasize prevention by creating lifelong healthy habits. In the next few posts, I'm going to share with you simple yet effective practices and habits in each of those pillars.


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Monika DeBoer


I offer holistic energetic therapy and nutritional coaching that appeals to you as a unique and whole person. I am also a teacher of Energetic Massage at Healing Space Institute in Bussum, the Netherlands. My mission is to help people live in a state of optimal health and wellness and reconnect them with their body's innate wisdom and healing power.


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