How much value do you place on staying fit and eating healthy?
I place more value on staying fit and healthy then my personal possessions. Greater emphasis is placed on my encompassing being which has to last a lifetime, unlike the car I'll have to replace in the next 5-10 years.
I used to value it more than I do now. I stayed on a fit and healthy track most of my life...organic, 4+ times/weeek exercising , no junk food, no smoking, no soda, and I still ended up with a chronic immune illness (Rheumatoid Arthritis)at age 36. Actually many people I know who have some of the immune illnesses out there lived healthy lifestyles prior to their disease. These are diseases without causes or cures so a healthy lifestyle doesn't hold as much value to me anymore.
I have friends who drink sodas and smoke and never exercise, AND don't have to go to the doctors like I do all the time.
I think to be most healthy, a balance is best- yes, that means having junk food periodically. Genes play a bigger role than what I thought before. I thought my healthy lifestyle would protect me, but some people can smoke all their lives and live to be 80+ without consequences. I think a healthy lifestyle is false insurance- people think it will ward off diseases but I don't believe that anymore.
Now, I'd put more emphasis on stress relief than staying fit or eating healthy. I believe stress causes more harm than junk food or lack of exercise.
izetti has captured a lot of my own thoughts. I'd like to add, that I used to keep both in balance until I got married... and older. I still exercise regularly, but my eating habits since getting married have suffered. (Monique's an incredible cook, and her food calls my name insistently!) As I've aged, though, things don't work, or recover, as well as they used to. At 40, I could handle 90 minutes a day of bike riding and strength training. At 50+, I'm down to 30 minutes a day of mostly lighter exercises. I'd enjoy doing more, but the penalty for overdoing is usually 3 days ill in bed. It's been hard, but I've learned to work within my limits.
I place an incredible amount of value on fitness and health. Not taking care of my body disrespect God as my creator. Further, staying fit and healthy can prevent many illnesses and sicknesses and promotes long term health. Sometimes staying fit and eating healthy requires a sacrifice of time, effort, and/or money, but the sacrifice certainly pays off.
Getting good exercising and eating right are high on my priority list. I place an extremely high value on these things.
I value them a lot. It's critical that we do all we can to protect our health if we want to live a long, healthy life.
There definitely seems to be a connection, in most cases, of ill health and not looking after ourselves by staying fit and eating healthy.
So don't be surprised if you ignore these things and then get a disease in your life.
Eating right and staying fit are right up their at the very top of my priority list. You only have one body and it's your responsibility to take care of it the best you can.
A lot of emphasis. Your body is not a separate entity. It is through your mind that you control your body. Think about your movements each day. Those muscles are flexes and extended through nerves that flow from your CNS. Your CNS takes directions from your mind. And when you have pain in your back or if you are tired. How would your mood be. You would feel unhappy or lack motivation. Your mind has to overcome this negative mood. Working out increasing certain hormones in your body so you feel good. When you naturally feel good then your mind will follow suit. Trust me. Its so vital to your personal well being. And you cannot expect to achieve these results with junk food. Your healthy diet is important. Thats why many fitness instructors and professionals recommend your food to be just as important. Think of it like this. If you purchase a mercedez benz sl series. Are you going to put regular gas or premium gas for your awesome piece of machinery. Treat your body like a benz. Nourish your mind, the tissues in your body with nutrient rich food.
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