We all know somebody who toddles through life as if the rules on the “natural order” of things don’t pertain to them. Perhaps they abuse their body with food. Maybe it’s alcohol. Others choose to smoke. Some inundate themselves with stress. While some over-medicate. There are king-pins who get the trophy for competing in life as if they were in a contest to outdo Keith Richards. All I can say to that is “oy oy oy”.
As corny as it sounds our body is our temple. Really folks, this bio-machine is built tough and can run for decades. It’s truly magical what our bodies can endure. I don’t know about you though, I don’t want to take any chances and end up being the smartest one in the graveyard by pushing the envelope by experimenting, do you??
I’m pretty health and wellness minded as I round the corner approaching age 50, but I’m not a purist. I’m a realist. There are so many things we can do to help ourselves realistically to lead healthier lives it’s simply staggering. I think this blog has a multitude of tips and ideas to help you. However, I do feel there is so much hype that some people get confused by the many mixed messages on the airwaves and simply throw their hands up in despair. If you’re feeling this way, do let me know so we can tease out the fact from the fiction. Find yourself a few key confidants who double as experts and keep focused. Avoid seeking advice from friends or foes who aren’t experts because that’s when the waters begin to get murky.
I have talked a number of times about taking the RealAge Test (the link’s on the right). It’s a thorough test that covers all the risk factors and then some. If you haven’t already done so, go ahead and take it. I’m sure it will be enlightening for you. It also provides a practical list of suggestions custom for you once you complete it.
If you recall I wrote about “Old Dogs & New Tricks” back on May 19 so give it a re-read as a refresher. If others are going through life in self-abuse mode, I suggest you lead by example and be a positive force. All lecturing and finger-wagging will do is create a rift and bad feelings, which is something you probably did not intend. Channel your energy by focusing on you and your body as temple. Each new day is a new frontier of possibilities.