Health should get top priority in attending all our works and duties If health of a person is good, he is in a position to perform his duties and every kind of hazard smoothly. A healthy person always enjoys internal happiness. Nothing can be done without good health. So, health should get paramount importance. It may be realized so, if all of us must be health conscious. The world Health Organisation each year focuses its attention on the current global health problems through a particular theme. The world Health Organisation is always more concerned about the total health care than merely the medical care of the body. Health defines a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity. According to an estimate of W.H.O., about 12 million people die each year due to cardiovascular diseases. Six million out of them are from the developing countries. It is also estimated that approximately half of them are preventable. It is interesting to note that there has been a decrease in the incidence of heart attacks to considerable extent over the last three decades in U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, western Europe and Japan. This is as a result of adopting preventive measures such as cessation of smoking, regular physical exercise diet control to consume less animal fats and prevention of the development of hypertension. The measures adapted to control hypertension include weight reduction and burning out the accumulated fat through physical exercises, avoiding the consumption of salt and alcohol, consumption of more vegetarian diet specially the intake of vegetables and fruits rich in potassium and the fibre content, mental relaxation through meditation and yogabhyas and regular physical exercise in moderation. These measures have helped several developed countries to minimise the number of death due to heart attacks and this is the time when India and other developing countries must make an honest and dedicated effort to incorporate all these preventive measures in our lifestyles to prevent diseases. Our past has indeed been very rich and western medical experts have borrowed a great deal from Our texts. The mere opening or more operation theatres is not going to help to control diseases. It is the preventive measures that will go a long way towards saving millions of living from diseases. It is perfect true that prevention is better than cure and this slogan requires greater and urgent attention of every one of us.