What is Preventive Medicine?

Updated: Jun 28, 2020

Driving by a mechanic shop one day, I saw a sign posted stating "maintenance is a lot cheaper than repairs", and started thinking about how much this also relates to, not only cars, but to our health and our bodies.

It is common knowledge that if you take care of your car by getting the oil changed and tires rotated, the car will last much longer and you can avoid costly repairs. The idea of maintaining good health is not, however, something many of us think about (unfortunately). Many people have the mentality that you only go to the doctor when you're are sick, but what about when you aren't sick?

It is so important to take care of your body as if it were your expensive car. Would you put cheap gas in an expensive car? Would you forget about changing the oil or getting the brakes checked? Would you wait to get your car checked until it completely breaks down on the road? Probably not. So why would you neglect your health until something major arises? (Hopefully your answer is, you wouldn't.)