Prevention being better than cure is an immensely popular idea but the practice of it is far less prevalent. Many health issues, especially among the elderly, can be avoided if preventive care measures are chosen at the right time. Why do many of us tend to ignore the importance of preventive care? There could be three possible reasons: –
Humans are bad in the planning of future events :
The explanation for this stems from the same evolutionary theories which explain many of our other behaviors. For a major portion of human’s existence, humans have only cared about their basic and not -so — far needs. Struggle for food & shelter, saving one’s life from inclement weather, surviving unknown diseases and wild animals, forced humans to worry about their immediate survival. Immediate survival and existence are what humans have grown with, for most of their evolutionary history. Human mind developed over 1000 of years is guided by the same “prehistoric” brain. a brain biased against long-term planning.
Grass growing phenomenon:
We don’t realize a change taking place until it attains a certain status. For most kind of changes in our life, this applies. It is like the growth of grass. We don’t see it growing but notice the change when the growth has attained to a certain height. We don’t realize how our parents are growing old if we see them regularly. For the same reasons, we get surprised at the growth of your relative’s kid whom you tend to meet after a long gap.
Availability of services:
Let’s accept that while the world is full of motivation resources towards career success, money-making, or even martial success, there are few health services available to motivate you to take an informed decision about your good health. Through Swasmos we trying to contribute towards building awareness for good health, especially at old age. We believe this awareness is the first step before taking any actionable decisions toward any impending health-related issues.