I was really hoping we would learn from the COVID-19 pandemic the importance of taking care of our health, especially since the virus affected lungs. Logically, wouldn’t we want to do everything in our power to keep our lungs strong and healthy? Yet, we continue to focus on drugs as the solution and don’t seem to care about the damaged caused by cancer sticks. As long as cigarettes are permitted and smoked, we will continue to have unhealthy people facing illness, disease and death regardless of COVID-19.
What scares me about the pharmaceutical phenomenon is how we don’t take responsibility for our own well-being any more – we depend upon drugs. Instead of eating right, exercising and quitting smoking, we want a pill to fix whatever ails us. Drugs and surgery should always be the last resort! Drugs and surgery create their own vicious cycles, and we are seeing the consequences with epic drug overdoses. Didn’t we learn anything from celebrities like Elvis Presley dying from drug abuse? Apparently, we didn’t learn anything because things are far worse now than they have ever been.
Through the years, I have been saddened at how many women believe taking care of their children doesn’t involve their own health. Meaning, they don’t make their own health a priority and give everything to their children, thinking they are being a wonderful parent. Here’s what I have to say about that: 1) What kind of message are you sending your children…that women are servants and don’t deserve good health and well-being? 2) You definitely aren’t setting the example for them to put health high on their list, and I guess that is why our younger generation is suffering from diseases like obesity, diabetes and heart problems 30 years earlier than we did. Parents and schools have done a disservice to children by removing physical activity, PE and good healthy eating from children’s lives. Don’t get me started on our government, who gets kickbacks from pushing drugs instead of preventive health measures.
We have surrendered our lives over to greedy, money mongrels, and we are all losing. Make no mistake – your unhealthy lifestyle impacts everyone in your life. You aren’t as productive at work, so your employer isn’t getting your best. Your family suffers when you don’t have the energy to do things, and they will pay the ultimate price when your poor health results in a hospital stay. They are the ones who will have to care for you.
Our society can’t support all the unhealthy people now; how will it be when more Baby Boomers age? What about when the massive generation of Millennials gets old? Who will actually keep the trains running on time if everyone is sick?
I’ve been getting back to my roots of my company, The Total You: Where Your Entire Life Matters because I feel the urgency for people to take back their lives. They have handed them over to people who just want to make a buck, and we must say ENOUGH! Your health should matter, if not to your employer or family but to YOU! The quality and quantity of your life is being impacted by your health or lack thereof.
The awesome news is that it is never too late to make a change. Our bodies respond to positive change, and you can overcome years of physical harm, one healthy choice at a time. Sometimes you need help, and I would love to walk the journey with you through Wellness Coaching. Let’s chat and discuss what that looks like for you. You can also get a copy of my book, Finally FIT: Customizing Fitness for Your Personality Type, where I help you devise a healthy life based upon your unique style.
Let’s put ourselves back in the driver’s seat of our own health! Set goals to see your grandchildren’s grandchildren graduate or celebrate huge milestones. Take responsibility for your own well-being by caring for the amazing temple God has given you and be a productive, healthy member of society.