Take Charge of Your Health

We often hear about increased life expectancy in our society which makes many people think all is well, modern medicine will save them when they need it and they’ll easily live to a ripe old age! The thing to think about though is the quality of your life span. By this we mean the time you are in good health and enjoying a great quality of life. Or rather how much life do you have in your years of life?

Feeling healthy, vibrant and energized throughout life and into old age is good life quality and is what we all want. This isn’t the reality though for so many people. They are instead dependent on medications, medical interventions and suffering the consequences of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, many cancers and heart disease. So living to 85 but with the last 25 years of life filled with pain, discomfort and popping multiple pills doesn’t sound that great to us!

But we know it is never too early or too late to make lifestyle changes to improve your quality of life and expand your healthy life span. Every day your food and lifestyle choices dictate how you feel, how your body works and how your future health could be. Take charge of your health by eating nutrient rich foods, drinking water, getting daily exercise or movement; engaging your brain and aiming for some daily sunlight whenever possible.

It is the little things in life that make a good life…laughing with loved ones, playing with your kids or grand kids, walking with ease and comfort outside, seeing beautiful sunsets and sunrises, sleeping deeply, waking with energy and excitement for a new day, having rich experiences that give us memories which bring smiles to our faces. These things come from health. Ask anyone in pain or discomfort and it’s this list of things that alludes them. 2020 has been a tough year for us all but you could also make it the year you decided to change your health future!

Adapted: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

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