When is enough, enough? When do we get to the point of being so unhealthy that we are finally ready to make a change? Every day I hear from people, listeners and even friends who are suffering with so many health problems, and although they are well aware of change being necessary in one form or another, they seem to be awaiting a magic wand or magic lamp! Of course if this was even close to a possibility, I would have a chain of those magic wand and lamp stores all over the world, but change, work, and treating ourselves with a healthier respect seems to be the most realistic way of bringing change.
I will also be the first to say that there are plenty of us who have worked hard at our health, making changes and crossing our t's and dotting our i's, and still may not have achieved the results we were looking for. I guess it comes down to wrapping our mind around the idea that we did not get in these situations over night, and it may take a while, and possibly different approaches to get success. Do we get frustrated, yes. Do we we feel like throwing our hands in the air and giving up sometimes, yes. Are we human and are these responses perfectly normal, yes. Do we need to work on our patience and do our homework, yes.
As a nation we do not have the luxury today that we had in the past of having a mentality that these health problems may happen when I am really old, because that philosophy is no longer valid. The one time geriatric health problems afflicting only the older segment of our country has now trickled down to many of us at alarmingly young ages. Diet, stress, processed food, hormonal problems and just not taking care of ourselves are major culprits, so attention to healthy detail now starts at a much younger age. So do not be so hard on yourself, ask questions of quality well informed people in the health field and remember that the first try may not always be the most successful choice.
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My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
Jeff has been posting about nutrition and health since 2006. See those posts here: