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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Please don’t take your health for granted

  • I think it is safe to say that at one time or another, most of us have experienced the loss of life luxuries such as electricity, televisions, cell phones, and/or use of our computers.
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  • I think it is safe to say that at one time or another, most of us have experienced the loss of life luxuries such as electricity, televisions, cell phones, and/or use of our computers.
     
    It confirms the familiar old phrase, “You don’t know what you have lost until it is gone.”
     
    Just as those luxuries and necessities are taken for granted, unfortunately, we do the same with our health, nutrition and exercise programs.
     
    One day we are kids running and jumping with the energy of “superman,” and the next day we wake up in our 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, AND 70s with aches that prevent us from doing the things physically we either once loved to do for fun, or need to do as a normal part of our productive day.
     
    We can all relate to how fast time passes by, and it seems like overnight, but in most cases this status has been accumulating over 10 to 40 years, participating in a lifestyle that was not conducive to keeping ourselves in the best physical and mental condition possible.
     
    My challenge for you is to please not stand by idle and let this happen unconsciously.
     
    There are things you can do, and it all starts with your decision and commitment to make the health of you and your family a major and daily priority.
     
    Making a promise to feed your body nutritionally better, take your vitamins, and get 30 to 60 minutes of conscious physical activity on most days of the week, would be a wonderful way to get started down the right path.
     
    Now, I am definitely not a fan of physical altercations or “fighting”, but in this case, our health is simply too important to just let it decline without a “fight.”
     
    What do you say?
     
    Let’s go down “fighting” by incorporating physical activity, rest, recovery, vitamins, fluids and a nutrition program to fill in all nutritional gaps that allow your mind and body to perform at its highest level for the rest of your long and active life.
     
    With people living longer and the age of our population becoming increasingly older because of the baby boomers, it is more imperative now than ever that we stand together and become more educated as a nation on how to take better care of ourselves as we age.
     
    Page 2 of 2 - Damages we suffer to personal property, luxuries, or loss of electricity, although difficult, can soon be replaced, however, we only have one mind and body that must be consciously prepared to last and endure for a lifetime.
     
    Please don’t take the luxury of good health and the ability to have an active quality of life for granted, as it will most certainly be missed when it is gone.
    Until next week, please go out and make it a nutritious and healthy day!
     
    To get started on healthy weight loss and nutrition products, stop by Reggie’s Personal Training & Nutrition, 104 E. Main, Downtown Shawnee, or email reggiesnutrition@hotmail.com, or call (405) 613-0237.
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