I think there comes a time in everyone's life where no matter how much you enjoy the life road you are on, you may need to stand back and face a reality check. It is never easy to realize that your health, or lack of health may be directly related to the things, habits or vices you have adopted over time. Nobody wants a bad check up, or to end up with a health condition, disease or emergency life changing event, but there is a better chance of these happening then a long life of great health. Sad though it may be, change is the one and only thing that may change the road, the path and the ultimate outcome of where we are all heading.
Over the I have done literally thousands of radio shows and large and small lectures, and the one thing I have learned is that we all want a healthier life, we just do not like the changes that have to be made to get their or to achieve it. The old adage "You are what you eat" has evolved into something much more detailed in today's world. You are what you eat, what you digest, what you absorb, how you feel, and what you do to make the changes necessary to live a healthier life. More complex, yes, but so are we as a nation. We have allowed our palates to run the show and we give in to every whim, craving and choice with no true concern for consequences. When was it that we stopped fighting for good health and when did we stop thinking about the quality of our life? It seems as if today the major problem is we measure the success of life by the toys and things we acquire rather than the state of health, and it is killing us.
So what are we supposed to do? I think a reality check and a pro and con life list would be a start. Write down the things you want and need from life, and the things you do not want or need. If it looks something like
Great Heath, happiness, great friends, a positive attitude, a full active lifestyle, no medications, and a happiness level off the charts.
No disease, no negatively life altering bad habits, no bad health, no revolving Doctor office doors, no non quality life.
If this is what you would write, or something close to it, you are on the right track.... Then you just need to apply it, commit to your mindset and live it.... And if people are holding you back, get a new group of supportive people in your life.
My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
Jeff has been posting about nutrition and health since 2006. See those posts here: