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50 Words to Your Dreams Chapter 29 Health by Michael George Knight

Chapter 29: Health

Health is defined as the state of being free from illness or injury. You have heard the saying that health is wealth. What if one day soon you were given a diagnosis from a doctor that you had a terminal illness and only had a few months to live? What wealth would you give for your health? Once your health becomes threatened your priorities quickly shift to making your health number one. But why wait for your health to become threatened to make it a priority number one?

 

Make the best investment you will ever make, invest in your health. Start by making health a lifelong study and a practice. Aim to improve your health each day, week, month and year. Drop unhealthy habits you currently have and acquire new healthy habits. Simple things like eating better, working out, losing weight or sleeping more. You don’t want to wake up one day in the future with a diagnosis that you could have prevented by looking after yourself. Start today and get serious about your health, it is your only wealth in life.

 

HEALTHY HABITS

Your current state of health is a result of your past actions and habits. Think of someone healthy in your life and think about the healthy habits they have? Think of someone unhealthy in your life and think about the unhealthy habits they have? This little exercise clearly shows that health and habits go hand and hand. Take a look at your life and notice your healthy habits and unhealthy habits. What do you do habitually to maintain good health? What unhealthy habits have you formed that is affecting your health? Are you eating the healthiest foods? Doing enough exercise? Getting enough sleep? Maintaining your energy levels so you can get the most out of each day? By developing the healthy habits and eliminating the unhealthy habits you will affect your life in more positive ways than you can imagine.

 

LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD

This famous quote spoken by Hippocrates rings so true, it’s hard to ignore. Spoken nearly 2,500 years ago and truer than ever. Food can either cause disease or it can cure disease. Food gives us life and it can also take our life. It’s all about what you eat and most importantly what you do not eat on a consistent basis that will determine your state of health. Having your diet consisting mainly of processed foods, oil, sweets, refined grains, sugar and junk food will not provide you with optimal health. A diet like this will cause dis-ease as our bodies genetically have not evolved to eat the current Standard American Diet which has spread around the world. With 100’s of different types of diets out there in existence telling you what to eat and what not to eat, I’ll let you figure out which one is right for you. But we can all agree what current foods are doing most of the damage to societies health and waistline. Show yourself some self-love and become the healthiest version of yourself.

 

MENTAL HEALTH

Health is not solely all about the physical but also health is about the thing between your two ears, your mental health.  Your state of well-being mentality, how you cope with the normal stresses of life, how you manage the inner game of life and the search for happiness and joy. Mental health is becoming a very talked about subject in todays day and age. With mental illness such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicide affecting more and more individuals and families. Mental health is not something society can sweep under the rug any longer. With a number of growing mental health institutions arising, help is their if needed. You can take a few simple small steps to keep your mental health in check such as get outside more, build relationships and socialize with friends, exercise and stay healthly, develop gratitude, give to others and don’t keep things bottled up inside.

 

QUOTES ON HEALTH

  • A feeble body weakens the mind. (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)
  • A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. (Irish Proverb)
  • A healthy outside starts from the inside. (Robert Urich)
  • Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul. (Wayne Dyer)
  • Body and mind are not two separate entities. Bodymind is a single system, so when the mind becomes tense, the body becomes tense. (Osho)
  • Body and mind are one. (Thich Nhat Hanh)
  • Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. (Joseph Addison)
  • Courting calories becomes completely unnecessary when your food doesn’t have labels. (Unknown)
  • Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside. (Unknown)
  • Did you ever realize how much your body loves you? It’s always trying to keep you alive. It’s always trying to keep you alive. It’s making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat the illnesses that might get you. Your body literally loves you so much. It’s time you start loving it back. (Unknown)
  • Digging earlier graves with our teeth. (Les Brown)
  • Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • Eating well is a form of self-respect. (Unknown)
  • Every intelligent person knows that stimulation in excess, through alcoholic drink and narcotics, is a form of intemperance which destroys the vital organs of the body, including the brain. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Everything heals. Your body heals. Your heart heals. The mind heals. Wounds heal. Your soul repairs itself. Your happiness is always going to come back. Bad times don’t last. (Unknown)
  • Give your body the right food and it will do the right thing. (T Colin Campbell)
  • Happier thoughts lead to essentially a happier biochemistry. A happier, healthier body. Negative thoughts and stress have been shown to seriously degrade the body and the functioning of the brain, because it’s our thoughts and emotions that are continuously reassembling, reorganizing, re-creating our body. (Dr. John Hagelin)
  • Happy, optimistic people have better chance of enhancing their immune system. (Unknown)
  • Health is not guaranteed in life. Health is a commission for taking care of yourself and your mind. When a person successfully sells himself on eating right, working out, and taking care of his attitude, he gets a commission of having good health. (Grant Cardone)
  • Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. (Buddha)
  • Homicide is 0.8% of deaths. Diet-related disease is over 60%. But no one talks about it. (Jamie Oliver)
  • Honour the physical temple that houses you by eating healthfully, exercising, listening to your body’s needs, and treating it with dignity and love. (Wayne Dyer)
  • How we think we feel has a definite effect on how we actually feel physically. (Norman Vincent Peale)
  • I’ve never seen fat skeletons. (Unknown)
  • If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred. (Walt Whitman)
  • If you achieve all kinds of things in the material world, but you lose your health or your peace of mind, you get little or no pleasure from your other accomplishments. (Brian Tracy)
  • If you act healthy, you will feel healthy. (Og Mandino)
  • If you think eating healthy is expensive, just wait till you see the medical bills from eating cheap crappy food. (Unknown)
  • Ill health. No person may enjoy outstanding success without good health. (Napoleon Hill)
  • It takes 4 weeks for you to see your body change, 8 weeks for your friends and family and 12 for the rest of the world, keep going. (Unknown)
  • Make it a habit to feel the inner body as often as you can. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • Make rest a necessity, not an objective. (Jim Rohn)
  • Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. (Dalai Lama)
  • Many people consider a raw food diet to be “radical”. Now consider this: There are roughly 1,800,000 species that eat raw food, yet only 1 that eats cooked. (Unknown)
  • Many people suffer poor health not because of what they eat, but from what is eating them. Emotional ills turn in upon yourself, sapping your energy, reducing your efficiency, causing deterioration in your health. And, of course, they siphon off your happiness. (Norman Vincent Peale)
  • People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food. (Wendell Berry)
  • People who laugh actually live longer than those who don’t laugh. Few people realize that health actually varies according to the amount of their laughter. (Og Mandino)
  • Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. (John F. Kennedy)
  • Physical fitness is of tremendous importance for the simple reason that neither the mind nor body can function well without it. Therefore, give attention to your habits of life, proper diet, healthful exercise and fresh air. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Realize that your body works for you, not against you. (John Demartini)
  • Recognize the connection between negative emotional states and physical disease. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • Rules for a healthy living. Less soda, more water. Less alcohol, more tea. Less sugar, more fruits. Less meat, more vegetables. Less driving, more walking. Less worry, more sleep. Less anger, more laughter. Less words, more action. (Unknown)
  • Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done. (Jim Rohn)
  • Stop running on caffeine and adrenalin. Fuel your body with premium fuel and it will provide you with the strength and stamina to live well. Caring for your body is essential to living a high-quality life. (Cheryl Richardson)
  • Stress suppresses the body’s immune system, interrupts your sleep, and makes you vulnerable to all manner of illnesses. (Zig Ziglar)
  • Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. (Jim Rohn)
  • The best eight doctors: Sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise, diet, music, love. (Unknown)
  • The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy. (Proverb)
  • The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. (B.K.S Iyengar)
  • The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around. (Thomas Edison)
  • The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. (Thomas Edison)
  • The evidence is overwhelming that to be mentally sharp you need to be physically sharp. (Zig Ziglar)
  • The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum of fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick. (P.T. Barnum)
  • The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it. (David Wolfe)
  • The happier you are about yourself and your life, the healthier you will be. It’s never too late to change. (Tom Hopkins)
  • The human body is the best picture of the human soul. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)
  • The problem is we are not eating food anymore, we are eating food-like products. (Alejandro Junger)
  • The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives. (Denis Waitley)
  • There are too many people counting calories and not enough people counting chemicals. (Unknown)
  • There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  • Those who don’t exercise cut themselves off from nature’s greatest mental healer, sweat. (Tom Hopkins)
  • To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. (Buddha)
  • Today more than 95% of all chronic diseases is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise. (Mike Adams)
  • Treat your body like a temple, not a woodshed. The mind and body work together. Your body needs to be a good support system for the mind and spirit. If you take good care of it, your body can take you wherever you want to go, with the power and strength and energy and vitality you will need to get there. (Jim Rohn)
  • When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. (Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb)
  • When you gain control of your body, you will gain control of your life. (Bill Phillips)
  • When you nourish your body with pure energy, you transform from the inside out. (Bill Phillips)
  • Why do they call it ‘alternative medicine’ when it is the original medicine that humans have been using for thousands of years? Chemical medications were discovered about 100 years ago (Unknown)
  • Without rest and recovery, the body has no chance to rid itself of toxins, physical and mental. (Jim Loehr)
  • You are what you eat. So don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake. (Unknown)
  • You can’t get healthier until you give up what is making you unhealthy. (Larry Winget)
  • Your body is constructed in such a way that if you just stop doing certain things to it, it often recovers and becomes healthy and energetic all by itself. (Brian Tracy)

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