Your Health is a Precious Gift to Be Preserved

Most people would agree that the greatest gift mankind has, is the gift of life itself. But assuming that this is the case for all, the next most precious gift that we have is our health. True, there are many unfortunate people who are born with some sort of disability, and who therefore sadly will never know the wonderful gift of good health. For them it is enough that they thank God for their gift of life itself and make the best life that they can with the lot they are given.
For the rest of mankind, and happily the majority of people across the world, we enjoy good health, particularly in the western world where a sufficiency of wealth and civilization makes our lifestyles more enjoyable and interesting. And yet too many people today scorn the great gift of good health by living unhealthy lifestyles that are too stressful, and by allowing obesity to overcome them through poor diet and insufficient exercise.
It is often only when we lose our good health that we suddenly appreciate having had it in the first place, and for anybody who falls ill, your greatest dream will always be to be cured of whatever it is that is ailing you, and to return to the healthy life that you previously took for granted.
But maintaining good health doesn’t come by right. It usually has to be hard fought for because of the stresses of modern day life, and the easy availability of tobacco, drugs, alcohol and fast foods. In order to retain your good health it is necessary to abstain from some things altogether, such as drugs and tobacco, and to take alcohol and fast foods in moderation only.
By observing these simple principles, and by adopting a healthy, well balanced diet, plus engaging in regular physical exercise, you will be doing everything that is within your power to look after your good health. For most devotees of a healthy lifestyle, the key is in nature itself. When mankind first trod the Earth, the diet of our ancestors would have been entirely fresh and natural products. And it is a return to this style of living, in so far as it is achievable today, that most health gurus advocate.
When our cavemen forbearers walked the planet, there were no processed foods, nor were there any fast foods, and without the modern day conveniences that we now all take for granted, such as the automobile, washing machines, vacuum cleaners etc, you would never have expected to see a fat caveman or woman. As long as they could get enough fresh fruits and vegetables, their good health was a given.
Of course modern day science gives us a lot to grateful for. Modern medicine has taken great leaps and bounds, and we probably understand more today about the technical side of our diets, (what vitamins and minerals we need, and why), than ever before. But there is something to be said for the fact that our early ancestors didn’t need to understand why certain foods were good for their health, because they ate them naturally anyway, and had natural herbal cures and remedies for certain illnesses.
Today, we have to work hard at it to keep in good health, but it is quite easy to do if you put your mind to it. By eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, by keeping to a nutritious diet, by exercising portion control, and by ensuring you partake in regular physical exercise, you can give your body the very best chance of maintaining its good health.

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