Some of the richest men I’ve ever known never really enjoyed the full measure of their wealth. They worked really hard and pushed their minds and bodies to the limit. They had reached a point in life where their poor health, not money, was the limiting factor. Money means nothing in the end without good health.
At some point in life we all realize that health is everything. But what’s good health? This is what the World Health Organization says, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Are any of us ever as healthy as we would hope to be? I think not. I remember a good friend of mine saying, “I just wish I felt better. I want to play the sports I always enjoyed. I wish I was healthier instead of wealthier. In fact, I would trade wealthier for healthier in a heart beat.”
Here’s some disturbing statistics on poor health in the United States.
* Coronary Heart Disease (12.6 million)
* Heart Disease kills one person every 30 secs
* Heart Attack (1.1 million)
* Diabetes (17 million)
* High Blood Pressure (50 million)
* Obesity (50 million)
Frightening, isn’t it? I hate to put it this way, but we are all SICK.
Albert Einstein once said, “Nothing happens until something moves.”
Most people lead a very sedentary life. Even though research has proven that regular exercise adds six healthy years to your life.
* 1 out of 4 people don’t exercise at all
* 3 out of 4 people exercise less than five hours per week
So what do we do? Here are two possible solutions: regular exercise and eat right.
Okay, so what would regular exercise look like? Warm up by stretching to increase flexibility. Run, walk, bike, hike or swim 30 minutes a day for cardio or 2 to 3 times per week if you are older. Strength Training 2 to 3 times each week (but remember, your body needs 48 hours to recover.)
But how do we eat right? First we need to accept this fact, we are what we eat.
A basic rule: if the item didn’t exist in the 1800’s, it probably isn’t really food. It’s JUNK.
Eat the right way
* Eat slow
* Eat small portions
* No second helpings
* No unhealthy snacks
Eat the Right Things
5 rules to live by to get Just a Little More Health.
Eat right: fruits, vegetables, fiber. Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels!
Get moving: stretch and exercise 30 minutes every day. Enjoy the rush.
Don’t smoke. Don’t poison your body.
Wear sunscreen. Don’t destroy your skin.
Manage stress. Don’t worry so much.
But the most important thing is to develop a plan. Get started right now, and before long you will achieve Just a Little More Health.
After reading the this and the previous blog , you now know how to get Just a little more Money and Just a little more Health.
Next week, learn how to get Just a little more..Success…in your business. After that, don’t miss Just a little more Passion and then Just a little more Time. They are life changers!