The Best Defense

The best defense is a good offense, especially when you are talking about your health.  And your first line of defense from illness is preventative maintenance by, you guessed it, eating right and exercising, managing stress, proper rest and soul care   If you think of a person as an equilateral triangle, one side being body, another side soul (spirit) and the third side the mind we tend to live our lives not equal at all.

In our modern, fast paced world,  we tend to portion out time spent on self care time unequally.  We often  act as though we are one gigantic head, the mind side of our human triangle.   For the most part we spend very little time caring for the vehicle our soul rides around through life in, our body – eating right and exercising. And somehow everything else seems to take priority.  Until we have a health crisis.  And sadly,  many humans spend little or no time  caring for the real us, our soul.

The mortality rate for humans is 100% .  We are all going to die, I am not trying to be morbid, but it’s true. But we do have the power to vastly improve much of our walk on earth by the choices we make. I would like to encourage you take some time for preventative care of your body, mind and soul.   Here are several simple suggestions.

Take time to quiet your mind through doing a non screen activity you enjoy,  and start with just five minutes a day.

Take time to exercise daily.

Make a grocery shopping list which include good fats, lean proteins, fruits and veggies, whole grains and dairy.  Eat as many meals at home with those you love as you can.

If you have a faith, practice living it out in your daily round and connecting with God.  Make it less theory and more reality.

Start with small steps, but be consistantant.

As Ben Franklin so wisely said,  ” An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Be joy filled,

Christine Davis