Over 78 million adults and 12 million children are obese. 26 Million Americans have Type-2 Diabetes. Another 79 million are Pre-Diabetic. Woah…anybody else a little shocked by these numbers? Today’s society seems to have shifted towards more of a sedentary lifestyle with unhealthful eating habits based upon quickness and convenience. As many of you know, the biggest problem with obesity is the array of medical ailments that tag along with it. Is diabetes, heart disease, cancer or high blood pressure worth eating out every day? No.
We have to remember that
Health is a vehicle, not a destination.
Ask yourself, “Why should I be healthy? What would I do if I became healthy?” Think about what your life would be like if strength, flexibility and clear thinking were part of your everyday life. How would you feel? Would you do things differently? Unfortunately many people become overwhelmed with keeping up, fitting in and looking good. When you take a step back from your hectic lifestyle and shift to a natural foods diet and lifestyle, you start to feel and think quite differently than others. That “mental fog” seems to diminish, relationships improve, and energy is spent accomplishing important things in your day.
You become clearer, calmer and more aware.
Each one of us comes to Earth with a different agenda. For some, the path is focused on personal growth and development; while for others, the path may lead towards community service and bettering the environment. As we get older, we continually make choices that individuate us from others and keep us on track with our destinies. One of the most important steps to maintain balance is to shift energy away from trying to “fit in” and impress people that don’t already accept you for who you are. By not expending all of this energy, you will have more strength to focus on the important aspects of your life. This awareness and sense of balance allows you to steer away from foods and people that can be harmful to your health. You are able to step away from restricted, foreseeable futures and take advantage of limitless opportunities in life. Some people might find this a little difficult to implement into their everyday lives because they are stuck in the past or constantly preparing for the future. We need to stop fixating on things we have no control over and appreciate the beauty of the present moment.
The past is over. The future never arrives. All you have is the present.
The Present is a gift.