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Why Some People Get Sick a Lot and Others Don't

Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She researches and shares remedies for using certain products for illnesses.


Sick People vs. Healthy People

Some people rarely get sick and others seem to be sick every time you talk to them. People who get sick are often those who talk about being sick. Also, sick people are those who expect to be sick.

An 80-year-old man had a habit of saying he was sick even when he wasn't. In the neighborhood when people asked the familiar question, "How are you?" the man never answered by saying, "Fine," "Great," or some of the other common responses. Instead, the man responded by saying he was sick. He would delay people by taking a considerate amount of time itemizing what was wrong with him. People began to avoid the man or refuse to ask how he was when they greeted him. They weren't being mean. They knew exactly what the man would say because he always said he was sick.

Focus On Good Health

Some sick people like to tell others every detail of their illness. They seem to revel in it. Apparently, they don't know that whatever they constantly focus on grows. This simply means that when people talk about their illness, they feed into it and they continue to be sick.

It would help if they talked about being healthy more than they talked about being sick.

Some theories about things that keep people sick are listed below. While they are just theories, they are worth reading.


An Apple A Day

Most people have heard the proverb that says, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." The apple was probably chosen for this saying because it's the fruit that contains all the nutrients that are needed for a healthy body.

The apple contains pectin, boron, quercetin, Vitamins A, C, and E as well as phytonutrients. Apples are low in calories which helps to make it a healthy food.

Apples also act as a toothbrush. The fruit can clean teeth and kill bacteria in the mouth. Apples may reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Laughter is the best medicine,

Laughter is the best medicine,

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Comedians will tell you that laughter is good for you. It relieves stress. Besides, a good belly laugh is like a good workout that gives you the same feeling as jogging.

It has been reported that if a person laughs about 15 minutes every day, it may help prevent a heart attack. That's because the lining of blood vessels expands and blood flow is improved.

Endorphins are released when a person laughs. The release of endorphins makes a person resistant to illnesses. Comedians Bob Hope and George Burns lived to be exactly 100 years old. Perhaps it was because they laughed a lot and made others laugh along with them.

A dog is man's best friend and can keep him well.

A dog is man's best friend and can keep him well.

Own A Pet

Is it true that pet owners see their doctors less than those who don't have pets? A person's blood pressure can be lower just from the simple act of petting an animal. If you don't have a dog or cat to pet, just watching fish swim in a tank can help slow down complications of Alzheimer's disease in many patients.

Woman sleeping

Woman sleeping

Get Enough Sleep

Even though the rule is to get at least eight hours of sleep every night, but most people don't get that much. Not getting enough sleep affects a person's overall well-being. If you can't sleep, try sprinkling your pillowcases with lavender or vanilla aromas or snack on warm milk, yogurt, or walnuts just before going to bed. These are natural sleep inducers.

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Woman reading

Woman reading

Read For Better Health

Did you know that people who read a lot are healthier than people who seldom read? People don't have to read the entire newspaper to be healthy. Just by reading the sections they like can help improve their health.

Completing crossword or other types of puzzles can keep a person's mind sharp and adds to a person's overall good health.

Read the Bible For Inspiration

Reading just one scripture from the Bible every day will help people stay healthy both physically and spiritually.

Reading just one scripture from the Bible every day will help people stay healthy both physically and spiritually.


People who meditate on a regular basis seem to be healthier than those who don't. People who are in the habit of meditating usually are in a better mood than others. It might be because people would rather meditate than complain or harbor unforgiveness and bitterness.

Also, they are positive when telling people how they feel. They realize that "death and life are in the power of the tongue," according to Proverbs 18:21.


Keep a journal and write something throughout the day. Journaling will help a person stay healthy especially if the focus is on positive things.

People who doodle tend to get sick less often than those who don't pick up a pen or pencil at any time during the day.

Stop Stocking Up On Medicine

Some people stock up on medicine just because it is on sale. Other people buy medicine "just in case" they get sick. Those people are more likely to end up getting sick and using the medicine they have on hand than those who didn't prepare in advance or program themselves to use the medicine.

People who program themselves to get sick usually do get sick.

Drug stores have all kinds of over the counter medicines.

Drug stores have all kinds of over the counter medicines.

Don't Take Pride In Being Sick

It is sad to say, but some people take pride in being sick. Their sickness becomes their idol. You can tell because they personalize their illnesses by saying, "My sinuses" or "My cold."

They seem to enjoy talking about their illnesses to others. In fact, some people go so far as trying to top what others say is ailing them. Every time people talk about their illness, they give power to it.

Things To Do To Stay Well

Focus on good health instead of your illnesses.

Eat an apple a day.

Laugh at least 15 minutes a day.

Own a pet.

Get enough sleep.

Read something often.

Complete crossword puzzles and workbook exercises.

Read the Bible for inspiration.


Journal or doodle.

Don't stock up on medicine just because it is on sale.

Don't take pride in being sick.

Stop talking so much about being sick.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.


Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on January 23, 2017:

Thanks a lot, greenmind, for reading and commenting. I have found that those areas I discussed are quite valid.

GreenMind Guides from USA on January 22, 2017:

There are some nice ideas here. I hope we all can find peace and health in our lives!

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