Tuesday June 28, 2011

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." -World Health Organization

What does being healthy mean to you? Does it speak of how good you feel?

Can you feel good and be unhealthy? Can you feel bad and be totally healthy?


Think of Lance Armstrong. Ten years ago he was riding his bike 8 hours per day in what looked like the best shape of his life, but he was suffering from cancer. He looked and felt great, but was dying inside. Or how about the jogger who looks like the picture of health and drops dead on his morning run?

Now think of the child who is miserable with a fever. They are producing some serious symptoms, but that fever is saving the child's life. Without it the virus that is attacking them would win.

Health is truly more than the absence of symptoms, it is more than just how you feel.

Spend a few moments thinking of what you can do for yourself to achieve better physical, mental and social health.

Every little step you take will lead to another. Here are a few tips.

1. Drink 8 glasses of water today. 2. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables 3. Eat less refined carbohydrates 4. Exercise at least 30 min. each day 5. Take some you time each day to relax and reflect 6. Sleep 7 hours per day

On a lighter note...

"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon." -Doug Larson

Dr. Bryan Schuetz

Life Extension Specialist

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