Health is generally defined as the absence of disease. It is also a state of inner joyfulness and positive wellbeing.
We are the creators of our own health or disease. Our body is the most priceless possession, and we should learn to take care of it as best as we can. It is a daily duty we should indulge in, otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our minds strong and clear.
Good health is not something we can buy. It can be an extremely valuable savings account. Our health must be treated as an investment, not an expense. Health is the real wealth, not the pieces of gold and silver. All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health. It costs money to stay healthy, but it’s even more expensive to get sick. Health is like money. We never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.
Take care of your body - it’s the only place you have to live. If your body’s not right, the rest of your day will go all wrong. No matter how much it gets abused, the body can restore balance. The first rule is to stop interfering with nature. The food we eat can either be the safest and the most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. The preservation of health is easier than the cure. Take care of yourself by being aware of what you consume. It’s not just what you put in your mouth, but also what you take in through your other senses of sight, sound, touch, and smell.
Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle not only changes your body. It changes your mind, your attitudes, and your moods. Self-care is how you take your power back. When you have your health, you have everything. Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.
Being fit and healthy isn’t a fad or a trend. It is a lifestyle. True health infuses positive energy in the mind, body, and spirit. Motivate the mind and the body will follow.
“Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.” William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice.
Gardening is not easy; it involves a large amount of dirt, sweat, and failure. But the rewards, which go beyond the final results each year, are well worth the effort. And the effort itself is often a pleasure, especially as experience teaches us the most efficient and successful methods.
As with gardening, it is surprisingly easy to train one’s tastes away from harmful treats and toward more nourishing ones. I know. I’ve been there and done it. I never would have believed that I would be able to do without chocolate - I hardly eat chocolate these days! I eat only real food when I'm hungry and that's usually once a day. I am fit and healthy and I have a good immune system I can depend on.
There's a wealth of resources that can help with improving and maintaining your health. Here's one of them:
Many conditions are reversible by changing one's diet. It's been too easy to use medical intervention to treat the symptoms than to look at dealing with what caused the condition in the first place, which more often than not, is due to what we consume.