Saturday, February 6, 2010

Staying Healthy

Do you think we’d be healthier if we were mindful and fed, rested, and exercised our bodies as if we were sick? thoroughly took care of our minds and bodies with positive thoughts and actions?

I do.

Usually when people draw an illness into their bodies, they try to rest more, dine more nutritiously, exercise more if they can, and swallow a few more vitamins. So if we treated ourselves decently all the time, would we never get sick?

For most of us, I would answer yes. I have not gotten sick in years. Well, I had a sore throat, so the potential was going from dormant to active in my body, but the next day I was clear. You see, I detested being sick half my childhood years, so I become lightly angry when people who live in my home become ill, namely, daughter unit and momlet.

Each autumn during the first week back in school, my daughter finds a cold virus floating around and decides to carry it around in her body for a few days just to show how tough she is. She misses a day of school, then doesn’t get sick for the rest of the school year or summer.

So when she said to me last night that the lymph nodes in her neck were swollen, I asked if she’d been staying hydrated, eating a salad at lunch, and taking her vitamins. To all three, she answered yes. But lately she has avoiding going outside to walk and absorb rays, so I’ve encouraged her to take a vitamin D capsule, but not to replace sunshine. She’s feeling better today.

That’s when it occurred to me: If we consistently honored ourselves with a balanced life, we’d probably never get sick.

What do you think? Please comment.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know ifwe would never get sick, but it would likely lessen the chances.

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