Your Responsibility to a Healthy Body.
Healthy. Is it just a word? What meaning does the word 'healthy' have for you? Is it eating conventionally grown fruits and vegetables or organic fruits and vegetables? Is it exercising, running or doing yoga? Is it taking medication prescribed by a doctor or taking nutritional or herbal supplements? Is it praying or meditating? Take a moment now and think what the word 'healthy' means to you. Think about what it is you do to manifest a healthy body.
Have you earnestly thought about what you do on a daily basis to manifest a healthy body? Are you one of the many people who say they want a healthy body yet do not know what that really means? Are you one who jumps at any new diet and lifestyle habit that becomes “the new kid on the block”? Instead, their daily health habits do not promote positive health expressions because of poor lifestyle choices. It's been reported that only a small percentage of the American population truly practice a lifestyle that includes eating a healthy diet. This is a sad since, for more than thirty years, there has been an increase in the fitness and health conscious of America. One would think with the increase in health awareness and the increase in qualified and lay practitioners and lay coaches eager to help (mostly through nutrition), and with the increased acceptance of complementary health modalities, that the population practicing healthy lifestyle choices would be greater. Yet, it is not.
When you explore the baseline cause for hypertension, obesity, diabetes and cancer, for example, food is a common denominator. The food choices made can either promote health or not. To promote health, the food choices require change from poor food choices to good choices. What happens often in many cases is the person resists the need to change, yet they want to be healthy. In essence, the person doesn't want to take responsibility for their health actions – in this instance, eating nourishing foods – and the result is a body that is unhealthy and promotes disease.
There is only one way to have a healthy body and that is to take responsibility for your health choices and make adjustments that will bring about a positive health outcome. To manifest a healthy body also requires change or adjustment in the health-style behavior and the change or adjustment must be for the good. It all comes down to choice or free will - you must become the master of your actions and make the changes that will bring about a positive outcome. No one else can be healthy for you or make the changes or adjustments that will result in a healthy body but you. The doctor or qualified health practitioner can only recommend a regime that will help make health a reality. It is all up to you to implement the recommendations and work with the practitioner to make adjustments where necessary until a positive healthy outcome is achieved.
Bottom line, it takes your personal responsibility, and cooperation, to have a healthy body. Period.