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What's going on under the hood?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Most of us take for granted how the machine we call our bodies works, myself included. We just put it into gear and off it goes. We don't think about how everyday the body does an amazing balancing act -- continuously tuning all our gauges, oil levels and meters. It's only when conditions like Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and so many others...show us the amazing fragility of our inner workings. We are then reminded that we have a responsibility to be good stewards of the bodies we have been given.
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LIGHTHOUSE23 4/24/2012 1:28AM

    A funny thing about us humans, we have a tendency to take a lot of things for granted. Our bodies not being the exception. Thanks for the reminder.

Treat our body as if it's the only one we will ever have!! What an eye opener!!!! emoticon emoticon

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EGALITAIRE 4/19/2012 3:14PM

    Yes, great analogy - definitely give pause and make me take time to think about my body.

I have used something similar for my own thinking process. I see the food I am putting into my body as fuel (which, coincidentally it is). I wouldn't put water, or orange juice in the gas tank of my car because my car is not made to operate with those fuel sources, why would I put food in my body that it is not made to burn?

Stay Strong - Spark On

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REDHATSHAPELY1 4/19/2012 2:54PM

    Very thought provoking blog. You are right. That's why it's easy to overuse certain muscles because I take them for granted. I am doing more stretching now. emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 4/19/2012 2:51PM

    Nice analogy. Scary enough we often do to cars what we do to bodies - give them low quality fuel, run them down to near empty often, put off routine maintenance, and wait until the engine is knocking and refusing to start before we give in and start trying to take care.

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