Today we are going to talk about physical Health, but before we do I have a confession to make. Last night I went t6o the Casa Prego annual Seafood Buffet. Once a year, Chef Bennet Fass changes his already amazing menu, into a single Buffet. The other days of the year it is a fantastic Italian restaurant but the food he presents at the buffet is amazing. It is enough to say that I REALLY over did it last night. My thought was and still is only once a year. I go back to my normal eating patterns today. The indulgences of last night are not the indulgences of today.
Physical health is something we should learn to work on from when we are very young. Unfortunately, no one could see in the 1960’s how different things would be in the new century, so old eating habits remained and it is not easy to break from the food you were raised eating, but it is something that must be done.
Another issue with physical health is that when I was young there was little to do inside the house. TV was good for evenings but during the day you didn’t play on computers or do research on a computer you had to get off you rear end and actually go to a library or somewhere like that for research. And you played outside. The point is there was much more physical movement during everyone’s normal daily routine than there is now. The pounds are much easier to sneak on.
Physical health is something that we must be intentional about. We must make up our own minds to live in the best way possible for our bodies. As individuals we decide what we eat and if and or when we exercise. But physical health does not stop with exercise and eating, they are just the beginning points. We need to be clean, both our bodies and our surroundings need to be taken care of. An environment cannot be completely germ free, and I am not convinced that it should be, but it can be germ free of what can hurt us. Dusting, running the vacuum cleaner making sure the bathroom is clean as well as your kitchen, especially will help us stay away from the problems that cause some illnesses.
Have a good relationship with your doctor. Doctors are not always correct in what they tell us, but they do their best based on what information we give them. When you see your doctor, tell him everything. The smallest detain left out could be the very thing that will be the biggest clue in helping you, when you are ill. The same is true for your pharmacist. The truth is there is a team of people that take care of you, you, your doctor and your pharmacist. Your doctor and pharmacist are the experts on the body; you are the expert on you. So take control of those relationships, be upfront with what is going on with you and allow them to do their jobs.
Lastly, don’t be an internet idiot. The health care advice you find out on-line may not be the best thing for you and in some cases may hurt you. If you feel the need to consult Google when you are sick take a grain of salt when you read articles there and be weary of trying medical treatments that you have not discussed with your doctor first. Your doctor knows your past and the internet does not. He has the wisdom to give the advice you need. I am not saying not to do research on different areas of healthcare, but you must do that in league with your personal team. Together the three of you can make a perfect team. And you win.