Preventing Bad and Expensive Things From Happening by Taking the Healthy Living Polypill: Everyone Needs This Medicine by Ross Arena, PhD, PT College of Applied Health Sciences University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL et Carl J. Lavie, MD, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Ochsner Clinical School-the University of Queensland School of Medicine New Orleans, LA; Mayo Clinical Proceedings; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2017.02.005 www.mayoclinicproceedings.org
It is time to recognize that the best medicine we have for improving population health consists of
- physically moving more
- eating nutritiously
- not smoking
- maintaining an appropriate body weight
Regardless of the future course of health care delivery and reimbursement systems in the United States, these 4 essential characteristics to one’s optimal healthspan should be the foundation of any health care system moving forward.