The Monday Mindset: The Value of Health

Physical well-being is paramount for our potential since it is the foundation for mental and emotional health. I truly believe that optimal health is one of our greatest assets - some even say that our bodies are temples - and we should strive to want to treat our bodies with care. I’m not saying that all need to adopt the studies of buddhism, but if we payed ourselves a little more attention, If we treated our bodies with as much effort as we dedicated to school, career, or family, then we’d have a lot more longevity to contribute to those things - and we’d be happier for it as there would be a lot more temples walking around. 

 

Statistics show that the preventable health problems of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease have reached epidemic proportions. This provides with plenty of evidence that health is one of the most common matters people take for granted. There are many ways people routinely abuse their bodies, including getting insufficient exercise and sleep, overeating, becoming emotionally stressed, and overmedicating, all of which can undermine the energy and strength needed to succeed. Furthermore, many of us also rely too heavily on advances in medical science technology, and prescription drugs to compensate for not taking preventative healthcare measures. 

To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower but does not wet its petals
— Buddha

 

Poor health can severely limit our options in achieving goals and improving our lives. Making stronger strides to appreciate and maintain our well-being by adopting healthier lifestyle habits, understanding our intake of calories, eating nutritious foods, and incorporating regular exercise and movement into daily routines.