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Health Promotion And Disease Prevention

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Chronic disease is one of the leading causes of death. People get a chronic disease because of tobacco use, poor diet, lack of physical activities and host among others things. The question is why we are not taking on the initiative on improving the quality of life by at eliminating the things that causes chronic diseases. Lately, there have been numerous of debates on whether prevention or treatment saves money. Some have argued that the prevention cannot save money, but rather increases the cost of treatment; however, an article written by (Goetzel, 2009) address these issues and then present a supportable claimed that prevention of disease or injuries does save money and improves quality life by engaging in a healthy lifestyle. He suggested that prevention can save money through health promotion, disease prevention and prevention. In this light, I will be reflecting on this article and then adding to why prevention saves us money and improve life. First, to better understand health promotion and disease prevention, we need to understand what health is. There are many definitions of “Health” out there, but according to the World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely absence of disease or infirmity” (World Health organization). The word health alone means different things to different people, it is not questionable that health is to be free from disease or illness, it is however questionable when you
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