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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics key statistics, over three-quarters of Australians (78.6%) had at least one long-term health condition in 2020-21, nearly half of Australians had at least one chronic condition (46.6%) and during the 2020-21 financial year, mental and behavioural conditions (20.1%), back problems (15.7%), and arthritis (12.5%) were the most common chronic conditions (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2021). Smoking, lack of exercise, and a poor diet are some of the most common risk factors associated with poor health. How are we able to improve these statistics and live a healthier life? By choosing proactive healthcare rather than reactive healthcare.
Almost all forms of healthcare can be broken up into two categories: proactive and reactive healthcare.
Proactive healthcare means taking action before the symptoms appear. The initiative strives to involve patients in their own healthcare, allowing them to work with their healthcare providers in order to address any health concerns or problems they have before they advance. It helps to improve a patient’s health through lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, rather than drastic medical interventions, such as surgery.
Reactive healthcare means to react only once there is a problem, symptoms, a medical event has occurred, the prognosis is poor or the condition is unable to be treated. Reactive health care is waiting for your body to get worse before taking any steps to improve your health.
Below are some tips for you to take a more proactive approach to your healthcare:
It is impossible to predict when someone may fall ill or have an accident, but by taking a proactive approach to healthcare and implementing these tips, you are able to take control of your health and take better care of your body before you get sick.