Prioritizing Health

[mk_dropcaps style="fancy-style"]A[/mk_dropcaps]s we put up Christmas decorations, shuffle our schedules around Christmas and year end parties, and enjoy more time with friends and family it's easy to be grateful.  I understand that may not be for everyone this year, this time of year also brings with it a special kind of sadness if you’ve had any sort of loss.   While it is easy to start to dream of the New Year and all the potential it holds.  I feel the anticipation of the possibilities already.  It is easy to get swept away in the blur of events, gift buying etc.  Yet there is one thing that without it all would dramatically inhibit our ability to enjoy this time of year.  Our health.   

I’m not only sensitive to this because health and fitness is my job, but because of the  perspective that came in the last few years of my father’s life.  While my father was paralyzed there is so much energy, focus and effort that goes into basic care.  If you’re sick, have been sick or had a loved one severely sick you know what I’m talking about.  It impacts EVERY area of your life. If you’re not fully well your life suffers from it.

The aim of this post is to merely get you to recognize that you can’t take for granted your health.  What seems like a convenience now (running to that fast food place, skipping a meal, not working out regularly,  etc…) likely will become a problem down the road if left unchecked. We think because we are healthy today we will always be healthy so we take it for granted. I’m not trying to be morbid or negative here.  Rather, I believe we all need to have a reality check that how we value and honor our physical bodies plays a big role in how the rest of us operates.This is one priority you can’t neglect for too long without the evidence becoming visible.  It is by no means the WHOLE picture, but it is the vessel in which our spirit and mind reside. Keep your body healthy and your mind and spirit have more room to grow and flourish.

It is not optional it is necessary. It is not a question of ability, but rather one of priority. In 2017, lets come together to support each other in tending to our physical needs with wisdom and consistency so we can operate on a new level.  Watch, as you do the benefits won't be just in your world but will have a ripple effect on those around you.