Friday, June 26 2015
What does it mean to care for your body? As children we are taught good oral hygiene, to eat your veggies, get out and play and get some exercise. These things are true; but, why is it then when we have choice as adults, we choose NOT to take care of our bodies. Having a healthy diet and exercising regularly is the best thing we can do for our bodies.
Research has validated without a shadow of a doubt that you can lower your risk for the most serious diseases by following a healthy diet. According to a recent study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine, healthy eating can ward off 25% of all cancers and, combined with exercising regularly and not smoking, can prevent possibly 90% of cases of type 2 diabetes.
However, ironically, for most of us, when it comes to taking care of our cars, we adhere religiously to regular, timely maintenance. We provide our cars the proper care at the regularly scheduled times. We do this to ensure a safe, dependable car. I ask then, why don’t we do the same for our bodies? If we expect to function at our best and have a quality healthy life, wouldn’t it make sense for us to take care of our bodies as meticulously as we do our cars?
I have preached almost exhaustively on this topic over the years. That’s what I do for a living. Teach good health & fitness. It’s something I take very seriously and so should YOU! None of us is guaranteed tomorrow, but you can rest assured that if we have a tomorrow – for many of us because we have NOT taken care of ourselves, will be one of pain and suffering – one of diminishing poor health. Isn’t it time to make those changes that will better your chances of living a long, healthy life?
Embrace Health! Embrace Life! Take Care of Your Bodies!