July 4th. Freedom. Breaking free. Independence. Now what?
“So often times it happens, that we live our lives in chains. But we never even know we have the key.”
I just want to take a moment to say that whatever you enjoyed about this weekend; skiing, boating, laughing with friends over the barbecue… ALL OF THAT required your BEING there. Trust me, there are LOTS of people in the hospital today (and all night tonight) that wish they could be doing what you are doing today.
If health is absent – nothing else can move forward. Everything else stops. And today, we are seeing that health is in our hands. It’s not a crap shoot. For the most part, you are in charge of how your health goes. Check out this article from YAHOO that points out that HALF of all cardiac deaths are preventable. And cardiac deaths are the leading cause of deaths! Come on!
Point being, there has to be balance. Think about your life and the things you enjoy. Now balance that with at least ONE behavior today that points to preserving that. That’s all. Break free. Celebrate your independence!