Each of us has areas of health that feel stronger, and then there are areas that feel weaker. Can you picture which is which in your health? It can be tempting to want a quick fix for the weaker areas—take a pill, find a supplement, try a new exercise technique, drink more water, sleep 8 hours, and the like in terms of health tips. You decide to use all these health tips, and “voila” you expect to feel better in a week or two. But why is it that you don’t quite feel better yet?
When put that way, it is easy to think that wellness is not important because it comes down to individual choices. WRONG. Wellness is important because health comes to down to individual choices. Health is nothing more than the options left by choices made on a day to day basis.
Our health should be first and foremost on our list of priorities, because without our health… nothing else will follow. For those who have kids, do you put your children’s health before your own? Ask yourself, “If I become sick, who will take care of my children? If I pass away, who will take care of my family or be there for my significant other?” When my best friend passed away on Mother’s Day of the Coronary Embolism, she left behind two teenage sons who needed their mother. And, if you don’t have children, you’re still responsible for your own health as a grown adult. Your health must be a priority. Don’t ever think for one moment, “illness won’t happen to me.” Don’t be a fool or live in denial when it comes to the subject of health.
Once you have nutritional knowledge your food battle can easily lead to you to frustration. Once that happens your frustration can create pain, and when the pain creates a dislike for junk food then real changes can be made. Once you really understand the relationship between food and your body, only then will you be able to create better food choice habits that will allow you to completely ignore the foods that previously lead to poor health.
Okay, so we’ve discussed on Whole Foods, Water, Air, Sunshine, Exercise and Movement, Regeneration, Relationships and Passion. If you tie all of these things together, and you live by these, and you use them as a driving force that you want to include in your life, then you will have a great and healthy life. And that’s what this is all about, health and living, to do things the right way. You will certainly function properly and healthfully as well. So, are you including all of these in your life? I hope so.
Health and Healthy Ageing: According to World suc khoe Organisation, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This definition entered into force on 7th April 1948 and has not been amended since. It is very relevant and has a lot of significance in today’s times. The key component of overall health which is included in the definition according to me is “social” health. This word struck me as very progressive. It is this aspect of health which promotes a well-rounded lifestyle. Evidences and researches suggest that elderly people might delay cognitive decline by being socially engaged.
Eat as many servings of fruits and vegetables as possible. If you have access to a blender or juicer you can easily get your daily servings of fruits and vegetables for the day. The more colorful the vegetables the better! Make a habit of eating fruit for snacks throughout the day and add a few vegetables to each meal. Your body will have more energy and vitality.
Total health can never become a reality by decree, adopted by legislation, a new pill, or a regulation that says that everybody has to take part in this or that sponsored program. Health is an individual effort first. The rest are supplements.