“Healthy Body Healthy Mind; Healthy Mind Healthy Body. The two seem go hand in hand. We tend to think of these as separate entities, body and mind. Really they are part of one system. It is difficult to have one without the other. It makes sense to do think, feel and do things that benefit the entire system. We are one not two.
If you want to be clearer headed and have more energy, maintain your ideal weight and feel better then what we think about is important. It is equally important what we put into our bodies.
Remember GIGO; Garbage In Garbage Out? You can’t have a well operating system if you are putting garbage into it. You might want to make a point of eating better in addition to thinking better. It is still early in the new year, perhaps that was even one of your resolutions.
It is always easier for some reason and some people to begin on a Monday. Today is Friday (or whenever you are reading this) take the next few days to plan to begin to add in food items that are healthier choices and to eliminate some that are not healthy. This will give you some time to plan what you want, decide how you want to do it, shop for the items, clear out the old and begin to take steps toward being healthier overall. All of this is your choice. Decide well and choose wisely.
We know that lots of sugar, chemical additives, processed foods, MSG, HFCS are not good for us. We know more servings of fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, clean water, 100% grass fed, antibiotic and hormone free, well raised and pasture or cage free meats, wild caught fish, are wiser choices than most items in food stores and butcher shops. You will have to make your own choices but there are guidelines out there to follow. Again, seek out the best guidelines.
It is not just what we put in our bodies but what we put on our bodies. Our skin is our largest organ and it absorbs whatever we put on it. Lots of chemicals, deodorants, make-up, lotions, lathers are not at all beneficial for us. Much of what we ingest and slap on ourselves has little to do with thoughtful choices and more with blind adherence to brand advertising.
It is a wise and worthwhile practice to check the labels on food, drink and items we slather over us or bath in. A good rule of thumb is, IF you can’t pronounce it don’t ingest it or wear it. Don’t eat it or wear it if you don’t know what it is. IF it has more items than make sense for a simple food item don’t eat it.
Feeling good comes from what we do within and without. What we put in ourselves as fuel is important. You wouldn’t expect your car or furnace to run on inferior products so neither should you. I think when one cares for oneself one cares FOR oneself.
If you love and value and appreciate yourself you won’t skimp, cheat or treat yourself less than you deserve to be treated. You deserve the very best! Take care of yourself in the very best fashion. Keep this in mind for your children, parents and all family members. Make it a point to be healthy inside and outside. You will be delighted with how much more wonderful you feel when you dedicate yourself to feeling wonderful!” Rex Sikes
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