I’m constantly amazed by how many of my friends are so particular about the maintenance they do on their cars. Or their boats. Or their homes.
Let’s face it, these assets cost a fortune to fix when something breaks. If you can head off those bigger costs by regularly spending a little bit of time and money on preventive maintenance, it makes good sense to do so. And so we do.
What baffles me is we tend to forgo maintenance on our most important asset – our own bodies! As we age, it becomes increasingly important that we take some time and effort to see a primary care doctor at least once a year. If you have a condition that requires a little more ongoing maintenance, like diabetes or high blood pressure, you may need a checkup every few months.
We don’t think twice about changing the oil in our car, having the brakes checked or getting our AC serviced each summer to make sure we can stay safe and cool. Why don’t we apply the same level of attention to our own bodies, having our blood pressure checked, getting cancer screenings and doing some blood work to look for problems BEFORE they get too bad?
This video (1:58) illustrates how that “body maintenance” works with your health insurance, to minimize the cost of preventive care and to help you avoid the huge problems and costs of corrective care.