BarbaraJoseph.com

Be Heathy by Choice, Not by Chance

"Health is a gift. If we line ourselves up with the laws of nature, we receive the benefits - health. It is up to each of us to seek out knowledge on how to provide for the body a LIFESTYLE that is conducive to health and the body will do the rest."

Joel Robbins, DC, ND, MD

Lifestyle

Lifestyle is the way of living that individuals, families and societies manifest in coping with their physical, psychological, social, and economic environments on a day-to-day basis.

2012 finds an aging "baby boomer" population striving to stay youthful and vigorous while wondering if they have the finances to maintain the lifestyle they have become accustomed to. The "sandwich generation" is caught between caring for aging parents and raising young children.

"Choosing healthy habits over unhealthy habits can be challenging, but it is easier than facing early aging of the mind and body."

What Will Your Last 10 Years Look Like?

Make Health Last

Currently two-thirds of American children are deficient in more than two essential vitamins or minerals. Rising healthcare costs and job security are major concerns and people are often foregoing retirement to make ends meet.

Only 12% of American adults are exercising vigorously each week and two-thirds of Americans are believed to have sleep disorders.

Convenience and speed seem to take precedence over caring properly for our selves. And stress due to the pace of modern living has become the leading cause of disease.

"Though the human body is a finely tuned organism with tremendous innate ability and corrective capability, it does have limits. If deficiencies are not corrected and abuses are not stopped, sooner or later the body will begin to break down. That breaking-down process, known as degenerative disease, manifests in many different forms."

Ron Garner, Bed, MSc, ND

Lifestyle Diseases

Lifestyle Diseases that appear to become ever more widespread as countries become more industrialized. They are potentially preventable and can be influenced with changes in diet, lifestyle and one's environment. Leading Life Style Diseases include heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and obesity.

 

"The $3 trillion we spend on health care in this country, which represents about one-fifth of the U.S. economy, mostly has very little to do with health. At a recent presentation about the new health care reform legislation, Dr. Caroline Langer from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, stated that approximately 75% of the $3 trillion being spent is caused by our lifestyles.

If we continue to focus on treatment of the symptoms instead of healthier lifestyles the expenses for health care will continue to grow.

Health is defined as, 'being sound in body, mind or spirit,' but what we call 'health care' has a very different focus, and would more appropriately be called the 'sickness industry.'

Sickness Industry Products and services are provided reactively to people after they contract an illness, ranging from a common cold to cancerous tumors. These products and services seek to either treat the symptoms of a disease or eliminate the disease.

Wellness Industry Products and services are provided proactively to healthy people—that is, those without an existing disease—to make them feel even healthier and look better, to slow the effects of aging, or to prevent diseases from developing in the first place.

"We can be our body's greatest friend or its worst enemy. Our choices of food, rest, exercise, fresh air, energized water, sunshine and attitude have the greatest impact on our health."

Ron Garner, Bed, MSc, ND

An Arabian proverb reminds us that, "Where there is hope, there is will; and where there is a will, there is a way." Winston Churchill urges us to "Never give up."

Making small changes on a daily basis can have long-lasting ramifications for health.

 

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

Abraham Lincoln

Copyright © 2012-2014 Barbara Joseph | Website Design: Eclipsed by Design
Powered By: Winter Orchard