Who will tell this to the regulators? well you can only tell people who do not understand.

Talk to a dentist and she will tell you that you have to brush your teeth. Flossing is a good habit. Brushing twice a day is even better.

Go to a heart specialist and he will tell you that lifestyle changes are a must. Smoking is a No no. Drinking has to be reduced.

See the pattern? we all know how to prevent but do NOTHING to prevent. Once it is done, we regret, blame, crib, cry…and then realize that prevention is better than cure. When should protection be provided for? Obviously before the event. Whether it is having safe sex or jumping from a plane – you cannot ‘forget’ your parachute..then obviously you do not jump.

Our pharma companies love to spend money on ‘cancer’ , ‘aids’..et al. The amount of money spent on treating these ailments is much much more than the cost of trying to prevent it. However, that  will not benefit any SINGLE company..so it never gets done.

Now come to weight management. Eating less is far more sensible than trying to burn everything by way of exercise. Eating sensibly actually means making a dramatic cut in our intake. Young children know this, however, we as parents push too much into the kids stomach and expect miracles. We think that feeding a kid MORE will make him/ her ‘healthy’ or ‘chubby’ or whatever we want to. Scientifically it has been proven that our food NEED drops from the age of 30 years..but not many of us have the discipline to cut down the intake. We continue the same amount of intake and put on weight.

We overestimate the impact of our exercises, and underestimate the calories in the junk food. Even when we journalise it, we may not be very meticulous.

Try maintaining a food journal. Maybe for a week (but religiously writing down what you ate)…and see the impact. Try www.myfitnesspal.com and see whether it works for you.

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  1. likewise it is better to be financially smart today rather than cry about having no money during the retirement to avoid woes. 🙂

  2. Are you trying to promote some health website? Request you to stick to financial advice and not venture into areas where you have no clue what you are talking about.

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