Wow….kinda sounds like an opening comment made at an alcoholics anonymous meeting! Fortunately (YOUR NAME) doesn’t believe (he or she) suffers from this “unhealthy” status and can continue to follow the current path without eventual harmful ramifications.
Although everyone has the right to follow their own chosen path, it may be time to reconsider your “health status” and whether it is really within the zone defined as GOOD HEALTH.
The zone of good health is a “living” zone that undergoes constant adaptations to the barrage of challenges our bodies and our minds face. It is NOT simply based on how we feel. It is a “living” zone because it requires ACTIVE daily support by each of us in our own unique ways. Everything that “lives” requires “feeding.” Our bodies and minds are no different. Physical FOOD only makes up 1 component in this “feeding” process.
The zone of good health also requires exercise to “feed” the musculoskeletal system and the cardiovascular system. The zone of good health requires “feeding” the mind through positive stimulation, relaxation and stress relief techniques to improve function and performance. The zone of good health requires social interaction “feeding” to create a network of support that enhances relationships (personal, professional and spiritual.)
Each of us requires different proportions of these different components of “feeding” to ATTAIN and MAINTAIN good health. When we neglect ourselves by avoiding these various essential “feeding” components, we initiate a pathway of degeneration and decay. An unhealthy pathway doesn’t typically cause recognizable pain or disease initially. It can take days, weeks, months or years to make itself “visible.” Quality health, however, is significantly compromised early in this process even though we may not sense it. Symptoms do not determine the BEGINNING STAGES of disease. Symptoms only develop when the body and/or mind is overwhelmed and can no longer maintain quality balance, function and control. How we choose to “feed” or “starve” our various NEEDS determines (to a great extent) whether we’re more likely to experience good health or poor health.
2018 has just begun. Shall we continue to “starve” the body and mind; shall we continue to poorly “feed” it depriving our essential NEEDS as we have done in previous years, or shall we admit to ourselves (like the alcoholic eventually does) “it is time to stop this abusive behavior I’m inflicting on myself!”
HELLO, MY NAME IS (YOUR NAME) AND I AM UNHEALTHY EVEN THOUGH I MAY FEEL FINE.
Welcome to our forum and our first meeting where you can share (by posting your comments without judgement) what is holding you back from “feeding” your body and mind its essential needs. Your comments will likely represent many shared concerns. They will help people understand they are not alone in their thinking and behaviors. Most importantly, ideas will emerge helping all of us discover alternative realistic pathways to “FEEDING” our healthy needs restoring BALANCE and quality health to our bodies and minds. Viewing the term “FEEDING” in this new light will help identify current shortfalls and reveal better options we CHOOSE to pursue for ourselves.
HELLO, MY NAME IS (YOUR NAME) AND I AM NOW FINALLY READY TO BECOME HEALTHY!