Why You Should Appreciate Your Health
In a health event some time ago, an attendee by the name of Tom openly talked about an experience he had. During a California wildfire, his home burned down along with all his belongings. At the time, losing his home with many material things he treasured was devastating – a ten out of ten bad. Fast forward two years and Tom, a very active guy who loves to surf, hike and play sports with his son, developed debilitating back problems, so bad, he’d say, that walking became impossible at times.
Tom spoke about his experience at the health event we both attended and emphasized the relativity of life and the idea that nothing is more important than health. His house burned down with everything in it means nothing, a two out of ten now. Being unable to play with his sons became the new ten out of ten.
The acknowledgment of the importance of health often becomes more apparent when individuals experience its absence. It is a common tendency for people to take their health for granted until they face illness or other health challenges. When one is in good health, it is easy to overlook the significance of well-being and its impact on daily life.
However, when health is compromised, individuals realize the value of being healthy. They may gain a deeper appreciation for their body’s abilities, the freedom to engage in activities they enjoy, and the overall sense of vitality that accompanies good health.
Experiencing illness or physical limitations can be a wake-up call, prompting individuals to prioritize their well-being and make positive changes in their lifestyle. It often serves as a reminder of the importance of self-care, maintaining a balanced diet, exercising regularly, managing stress, and seeking appropriate medical attention.
While it is unfortunate that many individuals, like Tom, only fully acknowledge the significance of health in its absence, this realization can be a catalyst for adopting healthier habits and cultivating a greater sense of gratitude for well-being. It serves as a reminder to prioritize health and make conscious efforts to maintain and enhance it, even when not facing immediate health concerns.
So, stay on it. Continue to eat well most of the time, exercise daily, get good rest and recover and consistently take the nutraceutical supplements right for you. Health is your most important commodity.