Wellness is multi-faceted. It involves many different components. And of course, there is no "typical across the board" answer that works for everyone, simply because each one of us are unique and bring something different to the table. However, I do believe that it is safe to say that we should always try to watch what we eat and try to burn up some energy everyday!
So - where do we start? First, you must have the desire. Then develop an action plan and just stick with it! Sounds so easy doesn't it? If it was so easy, then why is there an obesity epidemic in our nation? Again, if you haven't had the chance to view the report by ABC's anchorman, Peter Jennings, on this issue, I suggest you do.
A recent series of Gallup Surveys found that those who exercise regularly:
- Feel more relaxed
- Have more self-confidence
- Experience improvement in creativity and mood
- Have more control over other habits, like smoking and eating
- Feel a stronger sense of control over their health
- Are more satisfied in all areas of life.
- Are more attractive to the opposite sex
More obvious, but equally important, are the physical benefits. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of:
- High blood pressure
- Elevated cholesterol
- Coronary heart disease
- Sudden death from a heart attack
“Changing the culture from one of treating sickness to staying healthy calls for
small steps and good choices to be made each and every day.”
Michael O. Leavitt
Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Even though there are many proven benefits, regular exercise has caught on with only 20 percent of adults in our society, primarily because only one of every two people who start an exercise program sticks with it. Only by adopting an active lifestyle as a lifetime activity will you achieve its long-term health benefits.
It is TIME to evaluate our health trends and initiate steps for PREVENTION rather than treating only the symptoms. In a world of immediate gratification, we tend to not realize the long term risks associated with unhealthy behaviors. At some point, nearly EVERYONE will become passionate about nutrition. However, for many, it is after a "diagnosis" or the like has been made. I challenge everyone to not wait until that moment, but rather take action NOW. Our children look to us for guidance and example. Below is a fun picture, helping to illustrates that point:
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The other night, our youngest son said, "Shake It, Drink It and LIVE It!" I couldn't have said it better.
Again, Words of Wellness: Eat Right and Play Hard!
Now ~ Go Make THIS Day Your Best Day Yet!