Let’s start off by asking a basic question; what is health? We all know the usual answer, eating right exercise etc. How about a different point of view; the view of health being not only a lack of illness? Like this:
Good health is a positive well being that allows for zest of life and makes each day a new adventure. It is the enjoyment of food, with good digestion, proper utilization and adequate elimination. It is a prolonged prime of life, without the serious degenerative diseases we mistakenly blame on age itself. It is clear, healthy skin, fine muscle tone, maximum resistance to stress, infection and fatigue. It is living up to your fullest potential.
Now against that standard, are you really healthy? And how many people do you know who truly are in optimal health?
What is average, normal health in America? In America it is average and normal to:
Eat red meat 2-3 times per day
Have French fries with every fast food meal
Salt food before you taste it
Use sweets for an energy booster
Consume over 40% of your calories in fat each day
Get far from adequate exercise
Eat “fast food” four or more times per week
Load a baked potato with butter and sour cream
Have 3-4 colds and other minor illnesses each year
Eat for taste and not nutrition
Be stressed and tired
Consume only 12-14 grams of fiber per day instead of 30
Is constipated or has diarrhea
As a woman to be low in calcium
Any of this look familiar? Is this what you want as your average; the worst of the best and the best of the worst? If this is average it’s not for me; average, normal health gives only average energy, joy and fulfillment in life. Is that how you want to live? Or do these next bunch of facts look familiar?
Fast Facts on Food Intake:
27 million eat at McDonalds every year and the number grows by 1 million yearly
McDonalds spends $2 billion on advertising
Kids 6-14 eat fast food 157,000,000 a month
96% of kids in school can recognize Ronald McDonald, only Santa was more recognized
25% of Americans eat fast food a day
Americans spend $100 billion on fast food each year
There are close to 50,000 fast food places across America
There are more than 500,000 fast food places in the world
200,000,000 M&M’s are sold a year
Americans eat 750,000,000 hot dogs per year
1.2 billion servings of Coke are consumed world wide each day
Drinking soda at breakfast has increased 25% while coffee drinking has decreased
Americans spend $6 billion a year on potato chips
Americans spend $45.5 billion per year on our pets
Americans spend only $23 billion per year on vitamins.
We actually spend almost 2x’s more on our pets health and well being than we do on our own. Imagine if the money spent on fast food was diverted to purchasing quality supplements. I would rather choose to live the optimal very best of the best kind of life.
The average American takes more time planning a vacation than planning for their health and well being. Totally committing to the necessary changes is going to determine what result you get. When you break it down all the money spent on junk food that contributes to poor health costs more than giving our bodies the right support it needs.
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