Health is not valued till sickness comes.
You appreciate the real value of your health only after it’s lost. In its absence, when you fight the never-ending health problems, you understand how tough life can be without it.
Realizing this, every time you get sick you act out of fear so that things don’t get worse. Yet, as soon as you get well, most often, you stop maintaining your health.
This brings up the question: Why don’t you realize the importance of health maintenance, in living a good life, before your health is worsening?
If you don’t understand this simple concept, your body won’t protect your health at its full potential. As a result, your body will be prone to develop all kinds of pains in the joints, back, legs, etc, which will make your life even harder.
Unfortunately, suffering from body aches is not an enjoyable living.
The good news is that there is an alternative.
You could eat healthier, exercise, and remove the bad habits out of your lifestyle, which would maintain your health strong. This kind of lifestyle will prevent your health from the sicknesses of tomorrow.
Healthy living is a lifestyle, not a short-term goal
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not easy when you have a day job, a family, or both.
It adds up so many tasks on your part that you hardly find time for yourself. By the end of the day, when the working day is over and kids are sleeping, you can finally have some rest and watch TV.
In your gut, you feel that you need to live healthier, but you don’t know how.
Despite the lack of time, you decide to go on a two-week diet and, after that, you plan to attend the gym for another 3 months. This should bring your body in good shape by summer, but it is not enough to keep you healthy for a lifetime.
Unfortunately, the two-week diet and the three-month exercising program are not enough to say that you follow a healthy lifestyle.
To follow a healthy lifestyle, the first thing you need to do is to give up on bad habits. From there, you’ll gain more willpower to exercise and eat healthier.
Healthy living prevents disorder in life
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
Life is an ongoing process that impacts important aspects of it. If you don’t control these changes, life gradually declines into disorder.
As James Clear explains:
It is the natural tendency of things to lose order. Left to its own devices, life will always become less structured. Sand castles get washed away. Weeds overtake gardens. Ancient ruins crumble. Cars begin to rust. People gradually age. With enough time, even mountains erode and their precise edges become rounded. The inevitable trend is that things become less organized. Entropy: Why Life Always Seems to Get More Complicated – James Clear.
Your health is also under continuous change and if you don’t keep it under control, it may gradually worsen.
Let’s take the human body, as an example.
As it ages, the hair grays out, the skin loses its elasticity, wrinkles appear on the face, health slows down, etc. These changes become noticeable as you grow and are a sign that your health requires your attention.
Healthy living slows down the decline of your health into disorder. It provides a living with fewer health-related sufferings. It improves self-confidence and self-esteem. And it feels good when you can enjoy life.
You have complete control over your lifestyle
Your health is the gift given to you at birth. You choose how to spend it. Will you have it burn fast? Or, let your health serve you as long as possible?
The ability to control your health by tweaking your lifestyle is the distinctive aspect of health. You don’t have such control in other aspects of your life.
- Relationships: you can’t have somebody involve in a relationship with you if that person doesn’t feel anything for you. You can’t have control over someone’s feelings.
- Money making: to improve your financial status you need to have skills that you can sell. It takes years to gain skills but in the end, the customer decides whom to hire.
- In sport: if you want to become a champion in karate you must beat your opponent. Unfortunately, if you don’t have control over your opponent’s training process to be able to influence it somehow.