I like this simple analogy. If folks were as scrupulous about maintaining their bodies as they are about their cars, we might not have the horrible healthcare situation we do with 60 per cent overweight, 30 per cent obese and teenagers coming down with adult onset diabetes.
Check out my post – What Have You Done For Me Lately? – for more details.
Eat less; move more; live longer.
Eventually something will give. I often think about this when I see a car that is obviously being neglected. Smoking out the tail pipe, bald tires and in need of a tune up. Why does the owner continue to drive their car into the ground? Do they realize that the short-term cost of maintenance far outweighs the devastation of long-term neglect? Also, driving the car in a neglected state can put their life and families’ lives in danger.
Obviously they have never considered these dangers, because it makes no sense to be aware of the danger, yet continue to subject their families to the risk.
And so it is with our health. We only have one body in which we live. I am not saying to completely eliminate donuts and lattes. After all I have been very honest about my love affair with Burger King. What I am saying is…
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