Health involves good choices, not good luck
Just because one is not sick does not mean they are in great health. Sometimes it takes years for a person’s daily choices to exhibit the effects of those choices. Obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and many other ailments are all too common these days because of what we choose to eat day after day.
Some of us seem “lucky” enough to be able to eat whatever we want and remain thin. Yet even the “lucky” ones who don’t struggle with obesity see health issues start to appear as they age. The ones who seem “unlucky” struggle with obesity early on, in addition to health issues as they age. But these health conditions have more to do with daily choices than luck or the absence of good luck,
Health is a choice. Deciding to be healthy needs to be a fundamental choice - something worth fighting for. We remember and honor George Washington each February. He made a fundamental choice to seek freedom. That choice carried him through the tough times until freedom was won.
As we make a fundamental choice to live a healthy lifestyle, we can envision what our lives will be like as a vibrant, healthy person; not just existing in the state of being non-sick. As we visualize this healthy lifestyle, we begin to act in ways that support this goal, and soon our daily healthy choices bring us to this state of optimal health. Our fundamental choices (what we are willing to fight for) drive our primary choices (our dreams) which help us create our secondary choices (goals or daily action steps) which take us from our current reality (non-sick or even unhealthy) to where we want to be (a state of optimal health).
This topic, inspired by Dr. Wayne Andersen’s book “Dr. A’s Habits of Health,” was one of the topics discussed at the weekly Healthy Habits Support Group, which is held at Macey’s in Spanish Fork each Wednesday at 6 p.m. Other topics for the month included exercise, building healthy meals and the keys to success.
If you or a loved one is struggling with weight or weight-related health issues, please share the information about this free support group. Come join us as we support each other on a journey to optimal health.
For more information about this free support group, contact Theresa Olesen (Certified Health Coach) at GoodbyeFatForever@gmail.com or by calling 801636-9605.
Team Utah Uprising was the winner of the first 3-vs.-3 Rookie Tournament held at Allstars Paintball in American Fork. Members of the team are Jeff Garcia, Wallys Villar and Sergio AK Magic.