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.