Health Responsibility – Is It All About YOU?
Lasting Motivation – Part 4
Have you had a night where you just couldn’t sleep lately? If so, maybe you got up, went into the living room, turned on the TV, lied on the couch, and watched infomercials. Right? I mean; unless you have some premium movie channel (which we don’t because the description is an oxymoron) you won’t get much on TV at 2:00 a.m. There’s nothing evil or inherently wrong about lying on a couch watching infomercials. But is it a good act of health responsibility?
Have you ever noticed how many of those infomercials are about fitness and health related products? It’s a gigantimongous industry. People want to look like models, never get sick, and live forever…or at least a really long time. And they want to look the same until they die. As a culture we’re overweight, overfed, undernourished, out of shape, lacking hope, and just plain burnt out.
That’s a shame. But the worst part is…we think the solution must be complicated. We think it must be in the right combination of diet products, or vitamins, or exercise gurus.
(obnoxious buzzer sound inserted here) Wrong!
It’s none of those things. And it’s not complicated. Oh sure, we can make it complicated, and if you need to wrap your brain around some big words like phytonutrients or hyluronic or mass-spectrographic-isotonic-double-biothermal-diophonoscope, then let’s get to it. But if you prefer to follow the K.I.S.S. formula (keep it super simple), I’ve got good news for you. It really is simple.
You know what causes 99% of obesity and other overweight conditions and sabotages your health responsibility? An old-fashioned word…gluttony. You know what else makes sure you stay that way? Another old-fashioned word…slothfulness. I know…I know…it sounds so harsh. Sorry, but it’s true.
Now those words just mean you’re putting too much in and you’re not burning enough off.
I’ve got a “super simple” acronym to remember to get you started on the road to realization about the weight problem you may be experiencing. I’ll share that with you at the end of this article. First, though, I want to also talk about a couple of the other related potential problems. For instance, you may not realize how food is only one of the culprits in the battle of the bulges.
That’s right…much of the fluids you put into your body dramatically add to the weight problems. Right about now you’re thinking…OK, he’s gonna tell me to stop drinking colas. Well, actually I’m not. Sure; it would be a great idea for you to stop drinking them altogether, but even if you can reduce your intake, you can see excellent results. However; there’s a ton of evidence that shows how you ought to completely stop drinking diet drinks. Unless you enjoy ingesting the equivalent of rat poison.
Health Responsibility – Truth Or Scare
Wow…could that possibly be true? Don’t take my word for it. I’m just a guy who reads about this stuff, and the evidence is startling and massive. Just “Google” the term “diet drinks” or “diet drinks” + health. It only stands to reason when you take something natural, like sugar, and replace it with “flavorings” like aspartame and others, something’s gotta give. And it’s usually the notches in your belt. It can also be lesions on your brain, and you really don’t want those.
Well, that’s enough to process right now. Believe me when I tell you, if you’re overweight, in almost every case…it’s your fault. And no “diet” is gonna help without you wrapping your mind around that and owning up to your health responsibility. Because it’s not all about you. Others love you. And you can “be there” for them when you’re healthy. In fact, in almost all cases, you don’t need a diet. You need a healthy lifestyle. Read other health articles of mine to learn more about that. I’m not a doctor, and I don’t play one on TV. I’m just a guy who cares about my fellow human beings. Let’s stay well and live longer.
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