III John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
One of the realities of life is your body’s metabolism slows down the older you get. Before, you could possibly get away with eating fast food a few times a week, or ice cream every night before you went to sleep. This will not last forever because your metabolism will slow down causing those unhealthy habits to catch up with you.
“Metabolism is the breakdown of metabolic fuels we have in the diet,” explains Christopher New- gard, director of the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center at Duke University Medi- cal School. “The primary nutrients in food can be classified as fats, proteins or carbohydrates. I think of metabolism as the way the cells, organs and tissues in our bodies handle those kinds of fuels.” Healthyliving.msn.com.
In other words, it is not just about burning calories, but about eating healthy foods that help us maintain an energized body!”
Here are 3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Your Health Now:
1. You Need You
Yes, you need you. You are dependent upon your body to be able to do daily functions throughout the day. If you’re not treating your body right by staying healthy then you will be negatively impacting your bodies ability to execute the tasks it was made to accomplish.
2. Your Family Needs You
You have friends and family that are dependent upon you. This point hits home for me because I actually lost a family member due to the lack of paying attention to healthy living. His body shut down due to excessive eating of unhealthy food and neglect towards sleep. It doesn’t get real until it hit close to home. This is why it is essential for you to focus on taking care of yourself because your family will be impacted by your decision not to.
3. Your Future Needs You
There is only one guarantee in life and that is death. Someday you will die, but the goal is to live for as long as possible. By taking care of yourself now you can ensure your body makes it to experience the great things life has to offer later in life.
Being healthy is not just about being attractive, but also about valuing yourself. If I gave my little nephew candy every day, he will never turn me down, but that is selfish of me. He is not mature enough to know what is good or bad for him. You are mature enough now to accept that eating out every day, or having sweets for dinner is probably not the best for your body. Take care of yourself because your health will determine how effective you can be at living out God’s purpose for your life.