Attention to Prevention and a Bit More…

We’ve heard the news reports, we’ve seen the studies, it is becoming common knowledge that attention to prevention can assist us in living with a higher quality of life for a longer period of time, than if we continue to abuse our bodies.

Increase in Cancer Diabetes Heart Disease 1999-2009

Yet, studies continue to show that 9 out of 10 heart patients, when told to change their diets or die, do NOT change their diets.

A report from TIME, June 22, 2009, provided these statistics. If our medical treatments and options are getting better, then why are these numbers still on the rise?

What can I, as an individual, do to combat this increase in prevalence of debilitating diseases?

Attention to Prevention

2009 Health Statistics from TIME

My first suggestion is to begin being Mindful.

  • of what you eat.
  • of how you eat.
  • of when you eat.
  • of when you move.
  • of how you move.
  • of how often you move.

 

How often do I , REALLY, sit down and enjoy what I am eating? The flavor, the textures, the aromas, the experience itself?

How often do I, REALLY, consider how much I move in a day? How much time have I spent on Facebook, watching TV, sitting and reading, or sitting on the couch just contemplating things I could be doing?

If we are being mindful and kind to ourselves then things tend to begin falling into place.

 

My next blog will begin to focus some on the ways we think about our eating and how that relates to our overall health and well being.

If you or someone you know is interested in discussing this further, I am available for consultation, just contact me.

Make it a GREAT DAY!

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