Better to hunt in fields for health unbought
Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught.
The wise for cure on exercise depend;
God never made his work for man to mend.
- John Dryden
This reminds me of the saying "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" by Ben Franklin. I also just had to look up this quote by Thomas Edison that my old chiropractor had in his office: "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." Basically, it is better to eat right and exercise to be healthy than it is to have to pay to fix whatever comes from not being healthy. I totally agree. Of course there are people who eat very well and exercise a lot that still get sicknesses, but I'd say that overall they are healthier than those who eat junk and never exercise. I admit I don't eat as well as I should and I rarely exercise, and that's probably part of the reason I don't sleep well and feel tired all the time. I really want to start doing my yoga DVD for at least a little bit of exercise, I bet my body would feel a lot less sore and tired if I did.
What are your thoughts on this?