Monday, September 23, 2013

Fitness and health

Physical fitness is an important area of life. Certainly we aren't all athletes, and we don't all need to be measured against swimsuit models. (Even they don't really look like that.) But it is our responsibility to keep ourselves in a healthy, energetic, pain-free body that supports us in our efforts to work and live in the world.

Not everyone likes or can afford to be members of gyms, but one can stay active without needing any equipment. Walking, jogging or performing simple body weight exercises can be excellent ways to stay active. Consider taking the stairs when possible. Consider converting to a standing desk at your home study area, rather than a sitting desk.

Food is as passionately held a topic as politics and religion is for people, I find. Food is a topic that generates a great deal of emotional responses when the subject is brought up. It's hard to get people to alter long-standing habits of eating. But food and nutrition is critically important to our health and well-being, and we need to be mindful of the quality of our food. A diet of fast food, soft drinks and candy is a poor pattern of eating, and the consequences of it will eventually catch up with us. Let us be mindful of our eating patterns, and begin to make healthier choices. Our bodies will thank us, in the long run.

We would all be better off with greater knowledge of the principles of maintaining and enhancing our health and vitality. I have a list of recommended sites that would start you off, if you're just beginning to learn about this topic. Just ask me. Our bodies are our lifetime homes, and keeping it fit and healthy will provide us with a solid foundation on which we can build our happy, successful lives.


Dave Roel.
What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place?
- Winston Churchill

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