Health Screening

Walking is Man’s best medicine.   ~  Hippocrates.

When one get to a certain age the medical profession seems to suddenly take a greater interest in ones’ health than ever before.

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had a plethora of correspondence asking me to go for various health checks.  These include a full medical, various X-rays, blood tests, and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening.  I could refuse to go for all these tests, medicals, and other stuff, but the doctors and my insurance company wouldn’t like that.

Luckily, since I live in England I won’t have to pay for any of these tests, so all it’s going to cost me is time, inconvenience, and my travelling expenses.  It’s going to take until the end of April to get through all the appointments I already have booked.

And, I don’t like doctors, and I don’t like taking drugs.  I’d rather take more vacations in the sun and live a healthier lifestyle.

So, what’s it all for, except for the medical profession to make more money?


jack collier


beach yoga is healthier than a bunch of medical tests

9 responses

  1. Great post Jack. I agree. Prevention is always a good thing. Thanks.


  2. Prevention is the best than cure. Thanks for posting such good articles.


  3. You hit the nail on the head. Money. $$$$$ I have found that the farther away I can stay from doctors, the healthier both I and my bank account will be. Even though it doesn’t cost you any money, your time has value. That’s what I tell them … I haven’t time. My rule of thumb is that if I honestly believe I might die in the next 24 hours from whatever is bothering me, I will see a doctor … otherwise, no. Hugs Jack!

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    1. The tests and drugs don’t ever do me any good in the end.
      Hugs Jill 💞

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      1. Nope. A nice walk in the woods, sitting next to a stream for an hour or so, that will do you more good than anything those doctors have to offer. Hugs! ❤

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  4. Taking care of the body sometimes means adding someone with a smidge more background in health…It needs done, unfortunately.

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    1. Le sigh. You may be right Kris.
      Hugs. ❤❤❤

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  5. Prevention is priceless! 🙂

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  6. Stretch and bend and point and flex hehe. What’s got them all worked up anyway? What’s going on with you?

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