Let’s get this straight first. Health IS NOT the absence of disease.
I dont care if you haven’t had to go to a doctor, Urgent Care, or ER for the last 10 years. This does not mean you are healthy. It might just mean you are in denial.
So here are ten things that, as a doctor and health coach I feel healthy people pay attention to.
1. They Know Their Health History And Their Risk Factors. If you can’t remember the name of the place where you were hospitalized for a major health event, its a problem. If are in your 20’s or thirties ask you family members for family history. If you are older, its important you already have that information.
I’ve met people who cant recall the name of the surgeon who cracked their chest open and repaired their coronary arteries. Your medical history and information is just that, YOURS! Your doctor records it . They are not the keeper of it. You don’t let the bank record what you do with your money on a day to day basis and tell you you spent $200 on Tuesday when you know you didnt . You pay special attention to your $$$ so if there is an error, you call attention to it Your health is even more valuable.