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The strongest of the motives

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The first thing that caught my attention in the online world this morning was a video made by the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. It was made for a new campaign called “Make health last”.

Mixed feelings, right? Fear and hope contradicting each other as the images of two different endings appear before our eyes. Some of us may have already thought about old age. Others may think that they’re too young to worry about this. But the really important point here is the focus of this campaign. How we can make health last as long as possible.

I’ve always considered health to be a very important factor in changing the diet mentality and focusing on a more balanced lifestyle. All our ambitious desires of an ideal body image and all our vanity reasons can easily fade away compared to a health problem or the serious possibility of one. And unfortunately, many people only think about health as a motive for changing their way of life... in their doctor’s office. After they have been presented with some ugly truths about their state of health...

But it shouldn’t necessarily be that way. Health must become our number one motive. And there are many naysayers who will insist that no healthy way of life can actually guarantee the absence of serious illnesses. And they are right. But what about the odds? When we get up in the morning to walk to work and we see a sky filled with heavy clouds, there’s no guarantee that it will rain. But common sense puts an umbrella in our bag. We don’t get into our car certain that we’ll be involved in an accident a couple of miles down the road. But we wear our seat-belts. Because we want the odds to be in our favor. And when it comes to health there are thousands of experts and multiple researches that show us the right way to make our health last longer.

But we don’t even need them to realize the obvious. We are what we eat. Our body functions with the fuel it has been given. A quality fuel can make it work to its full potential. Our muscles were made to move. Lack of motion will only make them to forget the reason they exist and lead them to retirement. We don’t have to be scientists or experts to know that a healthy lifestyle can raise our possibilities of being healthy. It’s all a matter of foresight. The “just in case” person rarely gets wet on a cloudy day.

So, if you’re looking for some motivation this morning, think about your odds. Take a good look at your habits and your way of life and think of where they’ll lead you. And if you think you’re on the wrong track, just make your turn.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/14/2013 7:52AM

    I choose health. For those naysayers, feeling good vs feeling uck?

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BLOOMINGLENA 4/12/2013 4:46AM

    Another wonderful blog and a powerful video! Food for thought. The choice is ours. Health is the most important value in our lives! Taking care of our body and soul must be our priority! Thank you so much Elle!
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REBECCATKD 4/11/2013 8:20PM

    Wow! I'll have to watch this clip. It must be very inspiring -- great post!

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MICKEYH 4/11/2013 3:28PM

    what a great blog!! thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 4/11/2013 3:03PM

    Wow, powerful blog and video!

I have often, and for many years, abused my health, but thankfully the body is resilient and is able to repair itself. But there is always, ALWAYS room for improvement.

Thank you.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/11/2013 1:03PM

    Thank you for this blog and posting the link to that wonderful video. It really puts the alternatives front and center. Yes, I know there are no guarantees, but I want the odds on my side.

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123ELAINE456 4/11/2013 12:26PM

  Awesome Blog!!! Thanks for Sharing. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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MARIONJEANA 4/11/2013 12:04PM

    Thanks for sharing. So motivating! emoticon

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ELIZABETH5268 4/11/2013 11:55AM

    Very well put!

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NEWCHINELO 4/11/2013 11:27AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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THOMS1 4/11/2013 11:09AM

    Great blog! I have found that mindful choices have gotten me this far on my journey and to continue and not get derailed I have to keep making them. emoticon

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JITZUROE 4/11/2013 10:30AM

    Wonderful blog! I choose to be healthy today! I also completely agree with your attitude that mAking mindful choices is more important in he long run, since (speaking for myself personally), emotionally eating has been my downfall. As my disease progressed, I seemed to react more to that with more emo eating. But I know that not a single diet, doctor or workout DVD is going to change my life. I have to be conscious of my thoughts and make those health choices every day. It's those good choices that will put my health in a wonderful place, and therefor keep scary preventable health issues at bay, right?
have a great HEALTHY day! : )))

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WORKNPROGRESS49 4/11/2013 9:41AM

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KANOE10 4/11/2013 8:00AM

    Good inspirational blog. We need to make health our most important priority!
Thanks for sharing that video.

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TRYINGHARD54 4/11/2013 5:46AM

    great blog... very important.. thank you for sharing

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