What's The Best Marker of Health
While in Europe, I read the following article, which is very interesting.
"Life expectancy is perhaps the most important measure of health. It is readily comparable across countries and asks the most fundamental question concerning health: how long can the typical person expect to live?
Life expectancy increases due to healthcare improvements like the introduction of vaccines, the development of drug cocktails to treat AIDS or positive behavior changes like the reduction in smoking or drinking rates. During the 20th century, the average lifespan in the United States increased by more than 30 years as the rates of infectious diseases declined.
Which countries have the longest life expectancies? Japan's life expectancy is nearly 83 years with European countries like Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, and others such as Israel and Australia only a year or two behind. Japan's relative advantage is related to not only genetics but also its universal health care system, generally better diet and low levels of inequality. Unfortunately, however, they have to deal with radiation at the moment and other negative effects from their recent catastrophe.
What about the United States?
Well, that is unfortunately a very different story. The United States has a life expectancy of around 78 years, comparable to Cuba and near the bottom of the many developed countries. The few countries that lag behind the United States (Czech Republic, Poland, Mexico, Slovak Republic, Estonia, Hungary and Turkey) all have vastly lower measures of wealth. In 2000, the World Health Organization rated the United States' health system as 37th in the world, below middle income countries such as Columbia, Costa Rica, and Chile.
It is remarkable that American's pay 2-5 times more for healthcare than most developed countries while having one of the shortest life expectancies. If you think of health expenditures as an investment with longevity being the return on this investment, then we can say that the United States receives a much lower return on its investment than other wealthy countries."
What can you do to rise above the fairly dismal statistics on life and health that we in the US have as a wealthy nation? Number one is you have to invest the time, energy, and money that make your health a very high priority?
How about number one? But, unfortunately, at least in my experience very few people do make their health their number one priority. Now that may be a bit different with the Dr Dharma Doer brigade, at least I hope so, but in general many regular folk wait until they lose their health and then try and regain it again.
Please let me share one thing: That's a tough one.
So today, after returning back home from that awesome conference in Sweden, let me once again inspire you to do everything you can to stay vital and active with a clear mind for ever.
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