Thought of the day

Particular medical causes and cases excepted, it seems to escape a great many people that being unhealthy is, in fact, a choice.

3 Responses

  1. Do you mean just physically, or both physically and mentally, or something else?

  2. Ah, good catch. Physically.

  3. I think about this often, particularly in the context of NIH funding to understand and treat conditions that are caused almost entirely by behavior (metabolic syndromes associated with obesity are the best example). It seems the money would be better spent on the source of the disease – the behavior, and the cultural/social/ underpinnings, and how to successfully manipulate THAT.

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