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Start To Take Care Of Yourself Before It's Too Late

Aug 17, 2007
Sometimes I get as fed up reading health articles as I do writing them, but write them I must! Why? Well, because someone has to take on the huge task of putting out and repeating the message that if we don't take good care of ourselves we'll most likely get sick when we shouldn't get sick. We'll also end up fat when we should be slim, and perhaps become depressed when we should be happy and content! A lot of mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing is within our control, but the way that so many off us stress out and pig out these days, it's little wonder we're a nation growing up with that silent of killers, High Blood Pressure!

I mean let's face it! The eating habits that most of us have are appalling to say the least. Oh, we can lay to rest the term 'junk food' in favor for 'convenience food', but I think we all know what's good and what's not. It's the 'convenience' that has so many of us stocking up with frozen boxes full of meals that drastically lack in vitamins, minerals, or anything that's of real nutritional value to the human body.

How many of you have considered high blood pressure, heart disease, and your cholesterol levels? I wonder how many of you answer that with an 'I do'? If you're one of those that don't, then I seriously suggest you do some research and re-evaluating.

I couldn't believe it when I read a recent study which said the average American consumes fast food meals twice a day. TWICE A DAY! Can you believe that? Are you one of them? Just take a minute out here and reflect on your daily or weekly meals. Maybe you are just asking for high blood pressure, or perhaps you're so sick and tired with life in general, that you don't care what happens to you, although I doubt this is the case if you're reading this article.

What writers like me try to do is install in the minds of the reader a 'healthy fear' in order to plant a seed which may start you thinking about making certain changes in your lifestyle. Call it mental obsessions or physical cravings, but eating all the wrong foods and slouching around in armchairs are nothing more than bad habits. A habit is simply an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary. But the good news is that habits can be broken so long as you find something to replace them with.

One of the problems with obesity and out-of-shape people is that these things don't actually kill us! Well they do, but not directly. Our death certificates will read something like 'Stroke induced by High Blood pressure' or heart attack/disease, multiple organ failure and the like. No one has 'died of fat' or 'Passed away due to Idleness' etc. Just as a chain smoker may die of lung cancer, but it's really the smoking that caused it in the first place.

So common folks get some love back into your lives and start to take care of yourselves before it's too late. Ain't none of us getting any younger you know, and the ole body can only take so much. Find a new way to eat healthily and get some regular exercise. If you stick with it, great times will follow and you will know a new freedom and a new happiness like you never thought possible. But it can only work if you work it so work it you're worth it.
About the Author
Gary Tooth is a proficient writer on 'Health' related issues. His latest articles on the use of Blood Pressure Herbs and ways to Increase Blood Circulation can be found on the site Blood Issues dot com.
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