Importance of a Holistic Family Health Care

Updated: Oct 10


The greatest gift we can have in life is good health and perhaps the greatest sin is not looking after our health or the health of our children or those dependent on us.


Today, let us know deeper the importance of having a holistic family health care and let us start by listing down some of its many benefits:

  • Improved habits and lifestyle changes,

  • A fortified body that can withstand the onset of disease more easily,

  • An improvement of the natural healing abilities of the body,

  • The prevention of various diseases and disorders and;

  • Reduced stress and anxiety levels.


There's still a lot a holistic health care can provide for you and your loved ones but sadly the reality in our world is that there are still a number of families who are uncovered or are not fully covered.


People all over the world suffer from illnesses like obesity, diabetes, stress and a multitude of other issues. As humans, we are all different and some may have found it difficult to avoid certain illnesses while most of us suffer from illnesses which are often self-inflicted or are results of things that we've poorly done like having an unhealthy lifestyle.


Education at a young age is absolutely crucial for all of us to establish certain patterns of behavior which will help us during our lives. Many of these factors are obvious like good diet and exercise but there are also events we can’t control which can cause sickness.


Stress through work or family issues or money are common factors which affect health and sometimes, these things are hard to avoid so it is a question of how to minimize the impacts of these negative factors. Certain actions can also relieve stress and create an effect of wellbeing like yoga, exercise (both physical and mental), or just spending time talking with friends and family.


It can also help to relieve stress and better prepare you for illness or to prevent illness by having a medical plan/insurance for you and the family. Having a plan will provide you with peace of mind and give you access to ‘medical experts’ who can discuss with you ‘your health’. Having a regular consultation with a ‘medical expert’ who understands your health and can provide you with ‘check ups’ from time to time to make sure your health is good is very important.


It has been proven that countries which emphasize the need for preventative health (Scandinavian Countries) spend proportionately a far smaller part of their budget on fixing health problems than other countries who do not emphasize and educate their population on the benefits of good health (UK & USA).


At Astra, we are well positioned to advice our clients with regard to the benefits of taking out a medical plan. A medical plan is very personal and fortunately, there are a vast range of plans to choose from which your advisor can advise you about and then ’tailor’ to suit your individual needs both financially and medically.


 

Along with this article, we would like to share Steve Job's last words. He died a billionaire at 56 years old of Pancreatic Cancer and he left the world a handful of realizations:


"I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.


You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.


Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – "Life".


When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – "Book of Healthy Life.”


Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends... Treat yourself well. Cherish others.


As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that —

  • wearing a $300 or $30 watch - they both tell the same time...

  • Whether we carry a $300 or $30 wallet/handbag - the amount of money inside is the same

  • Whether we drive a $150,000 car or a $30,000 car, the road and distance is the same and we get to the same destination

  • Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine - the hangover is the same

  • Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq ft - loneliness is the same.

You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world. Whether you fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down - you go down with it…


Therefore.. I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth, .... That is true happiness!!


Five Undeniable Facts of Life:

1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.

2. Best awarded words in London ... "Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise, you have to eat medicines as your food."

3. The One who loves you will never leave you for another because even if there are 100 reasons to give up, he or she will find one reason to hold on.

4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it.

5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage!

NOTE: If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!

And the Six Best Doctors in the World:

1. Sunlight 2. Rest 3. Exercise 4. Diet 5. Self Confidence and 6. Friends



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