Here’s an interesting Associated Press story today for your consideration since we’ve been talking about radiation exposure from cell phones.
To summarize it, we get more radiation from medical testing than anything else, including airport scans and cell phone use.
Preventative medicine is the best way to avoid those medical tests. (My older son recently required an MRI because of a pitching injury. My younger two kids each fell from a significant height when they were little and had worrisome injuries, each requiring a scan. But many CT and other scans can be avoided.)
Prevention is just a euphemism for making good lifestyle choices.
I was talking to my friend Tif today about how so many men we know have the philosophy, “If you’re active, it doesn’t matter what you eat.” (This is an actual quote from a real live guy I am close to.)
(If that’s true, why are so many people who work out regularly still overweight?) Diet is still a bigger part of the picture than exercise is. Not to diminish exercise, of course.
I love the ridiculous things we come up with, sometimes, to justify floating along in popular culture’s dirty river.