You Owe It To Yourself To Take Care Of Your Mind, Body, Spirit

Have you seen articles about the rate of obesity in America? Just to enlighten you to what is taking place, obesity has become an epidemic in America.The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) states, one in three adults and one in six kids and teens are obese. This is not good because medical cost are skyrocketing and this means fewer people will be able to afford medical cost in the future.It is time to get selfish about taking care of our mind, body and spirit. It is obvious some people have prioritized things, stuff, material possessions and lost focus of what really matters. Case in point, how can we help our spouse and or children if we become obese and ultimately have poor health?Let me take you down memory lane to assist you in understanding my relationship with obesity. While in high school, prior to ever driving my dads car or owning and driving my own car in the 11th grade, I was in fantastic physical shape.Why? My father could only afford an inexpensive car and he was not about to let me wreck his only car.The point I am making is this, I walked everywhere I had to go and or catch a ride with a relative or friend of mine. Walking keeps me in good physical shape as it does for many people.Ultimately I purchased my own car, had a part-time job and spent less time walking. Over the years I gradually gained weight, so personally for me there is a correlation between walking and good health, it is a good exercise.So how does one incorporate a mind, body and spirit program into their life. First things first, we must come into a consciousness of our mind that passes all understanding when it comes to ensuring our mindset is in tune with our whole person.In other words, our intentions must be right-minded and positioned such that, we adopt good habits for ourselves, leading to a healthy mental lifestyle. We are internal beings meaning, everything starts on the inside, in our mind and then our heart. Add a special ingredient called intention and let us face it, we are on our way by embracing a healthy mental attitude towards our health.As for taking care of your body, I highly recommend visiting your doctor first and get a comprehensive examination, from head to toe. Assess where you stand in relations to the results you receive from your doctor and work with your primary care provider to come up with a physical conditioning program.The bottom line is if you spend 30 minutes a day for three days a week walking, stretching, running, workout on a treadmill, weight lifting and or playing an organized sport. It has been proven that we add years to our life when we exercise, we sleep better, look better and have peace of mind. Physical exercise is time well spent and is a better investment than an expense healthcare program because it is a preventive measure.Lastly, and arguably one of the most important aspects of mind, body and spirit is spirit. Why?Everyone has a spirit and like all aspects of our life, we must take care of it. Taking care of our spirit may entail prayer, meditation, fellowship with others, and calling upon our creator for direction. Spirit represents a trinity of ones being and is a key indicator of people taking priority of their life.Make yourself the top priority of your life and watch how much better your life will be. When the mind, body and spirit is aligned, life takes on a whole new meaning, its get better and better.

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