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An Ounce of Prevention...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. --Benjamin Franklin

No doubt we've all heard this quote before. I work In the field of public health, and we believe in promoting prevention through policy, programs and behavior change. However, we lament that the medical system is not set up for prevention... There's no money in it. The food system isn't set up for prevention... There's no money in it.

My motivation to exercise and eat well is about prevention. Making changes to my habits does not guarantee me that I will not become ill, but it does guarantee me that I will not become ill from issues that arise from NOT eating well and NOT exercising.

And no matter where we are on our journey, every step we take today means that we are moving toward prevention. Keep on keepin on, friends!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REDQT2 3/19/2013 1:29PM

    If only people would remember that there's no money in it for the medical and food industry, but there is money in it... for us!

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0309COOKIE 3/19/2013 11:27AM

    Excellent quote.

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