I’ve never been much of a pill taker. Even when I get sick, my wife has to suggest that I take some medicine to feel better. I’m not anti-medicine or anti-pill. It just doesn’t occur to me.
But I suspect my beliefs on this subject put me in the minority. Most people take pills. And according to this story in the New York Times, more and more people are taking pills to fight off the symptoms of old age.
People are taking pills for memory problems, for sleep problems, not to mention all the prescription drugs for chronic diseases. It’s crazy if you ask me. Especially, when only about 47% of adults meet the country’s minimum recommended daily exercise levels.
Perhaps medication can make you live longer but you know what, so can joggling. And it’s a lot less expensive, more fun, and has no significant negative side effects.