Suppose you are the owner of a top show dog. To make this dog a champion you have had to handle it in very special ways. You make sure that they have proper daily exercise, their coat is well groomed and brushed, their diet is carefully monitored. Their living environment is regulated to make it the best show dog possible. They are treated with utmost respect and committment.
Do you treat yourself as you would your show dog? Do you walk past the grocery treats and select healthy food? Are you managing your life in such a way that it makes you the best person you can be? Are you treating yourself with respect and are committed to providing the best care for you?
We have 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to make choices. Our society provides us the opportunity to make many positive ones for ourselves. It is upto us to make those choices that help and benefit us, rather than sabotage our well-being. Positive choices result in optimal functioning and enhanced living.
The focus of healthcare is shifting from the short-term treatment of illness to the long-term attainment of wellness. We are living longer as a result. Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it. Our health is a state of body, wellness is a state of being. Good health and good mental stamina are two of life’s greatest blessings. For, happiness is the highest form of health, when we have both.
It seems that we have forgotten the idea that health encompasses not just the absence of physical disease, but involves healthy habits, thoughts, coping mechanisms and peaceful ways of relating to our environment and to others. When our bodies are in good working order and we are healthy and fit, mentally and physically, every aspect of our life benefits. And, this good health contributes greatly to our happiness and living a good life. The greatest wealth, is health. It is the best investment you will ever make.
Wellness is a journey in which the benefits are gained along the trip. It is about being the best we can be everyday of our life. We have full control over our own health and wellness through our life choices. Maintaining good health should be the primary focus of everyone.
Life fashion may come and go, but striving for good health is here to stay and a gifted treasure to maintain throughout our lifetime. It is definitely worth the committment and it is your most priceless possession.
Less the Stress brought to you by Christy Kim a Reflexologist and Massage Therapist. Having worked in the health field since 1999, Christy has greatly enjoyed helping several clients, family and friends with her many health treatments.