The bible says, as you sow, so shall you reap. The Gita and Quran emphasise this, too. So, how can we deny this?
Imagine you are preparing for a long journey by road but what you fail to take care of is, the car itself. It is only inevitable that the car would run out of petrol mid-way. Chances are that the tire that was worn might get punctured or the engine might develop some abnormalities. What are you to do when you’re stranded on the road, with no way of going back or moving further? That is when you will regret not taking care of the things that you should have, from the start. Our bodies work in the same way. We all have to travel a long journey, full of ups and downs and in preparation of the same, it is important for us to take care of its well-being from the start. This will save you from not just medical bills, but also regret later in life. It is absolutely your choice to decide where you would invest, in health and fitness now or doctors and hospitals, later.
Our body is like a house of cards. If one card falls, the entire structure will collapse. Similarly, everything in our body is interconnected. The malfunctioning of one hormone or lack of one nutrient can affect the entire system.
It is critical to understand, that every bite of food that you take in should fuel your body and not just feed your emotions. Every time you eat, you have a chance to nourish yourself. It is said, food can either be your best medicine or the worst form of poison. Choose wisely. Lack of knowledge about the importance of nutrition can lead people to either be completely indifferent to what they eat and treat their stomach like a dust bin, it can also lead to people falling for fad diets and deprive themselves of all the important nutrients in their attempt to lose weight. In both cases, the body is left absolutely undernourished and all the cells in the body are left starving.
Why is it that people assume it’s normal to have joint pains or heart problems in later stages of their life?
Diabetes, cardio vascular disorders and PCOD have become as common as cold and flu nowadays. Diseases do not develop overnight. It is a gradual phenomenon resulting from carelessness and indifference towards nutrition and fitness, over years. When people get such lifestyle diseases, it is actually their body crying out for help and wishing that you had taken care.
Taking enough calcium and vitamin D can help prevent the joint pains later, having healthy fats and avoiding Trans-fat can help check cholesterol, taking food in the correct quantity and timely, can help evade diabetes and weight gain.
Stop giving excuses to your body!
Healthy eating habits, a balanced diet and a good work out regime can not only make your present easier but can also ensure a healthy and fit future.
You work so hard for pensions and post-retirement benefits so that you feel secure in your weaker times. But what about your body? How can you guarantee its well-being later on? Work hard on your body today so that you can be grateful later.