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The Greatest Gift: Your Health

The Greatest Gift: Your Health

In today’s society, a lot of emphasis is placed on material possessions. We go to work so that we can earn money so we can buy the things we want, and there is nothing wrong with that. It feels good to buy new things! Along the way though, most of us look past the greatest gift in life. A gift money can’t buy. The gift I speak of is the gift of good health. Without this gift, most other things in life don’t even matter.

Good health is one of those things that most of us take for granted. I find that the only time most people start to appreciate their health is when they no longer have it. This is one of the weird things in life. You never realize what you have until it is gone. When you are young and healthy, you think you will be this way forever. Sadly, this is not the way life works.

People usually only start taking care of themselves when they have no other options. When the doctor gives you bad news, you finally start to see how important your health is. By this time though, it can be too late. Instead of waiting, we can wake up now and see the blessings we have been given in life. Your health is the most important thing you have, and once it’s gone, you usually can’t get it back.

Being healthy today is not the easiest things to be. It is way easier to be unhealthy. Food is all around us, and a lot of it is tastes really good! The healthy choices usually costs a little more and don’t taste nearly as good. Our brains are wired to crave sugar and fat. Fighting these cravings are not easy, but the benefits of being healthy are worth it.

When you treat your body right with proper nutrition and exercise, you will have more energy. You will not only feel younger, but you will actually look younger. You will decrease your chances of getting diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Not only will you live longer, but you will enjoy the years you do live a lot more.

It’s time we stop taking our health for granted. We are only given one body, so we should take care of it and make sure it’s functioning as good as it possibly can. When you take care of your body, it truly does take care of you. Appreciate the gift you were given, and don’t wait until it’s too late. Stay Fit!