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Good Health Begins In The Mind

It seems many people are striving to attain the elixir of life these days, that elusive quality of health and wellbeing. In the UK, the health and fitness industry is estimated to be worth approximately $7 billion dollars AUD annually. Australia’s industry is not far behind with approximately $2.2 billion AUD dollars. These are massive figures if you consider the percentage of products contained in that amount.

It’s no secret we are being marketed to in a staggering manner, much to the detriment of our hard earned dollars, our pride and sanity. I constantly receive messages from people protesting the misinformation and ambiguity of communication related to diets, nutrition, weight-loss and health.

The purpose of this article is to highlight the health aspect many businesses and health practitioners fail to address – good health begins at the level of the mind. What do I mean by this you may quip? Consider how often you may have sabotaged your best intentions to become healthy or lose weight? Besides the financial implication, what was the overriding factor which impeded your ability to succeed? Among willpower, hidden challenges and lack of know-how, the mental discipline remains the biggest obstacle preventing people from attaining lasting health.

In a recent comment to a reader, I suggested she be mindful and guard her conscious thoughts on a regular basis. The subconscious mind is responsible for our autonomic nervous system regulation and is continually listening in on your thoughts. The following points are ways in which you can take command of your thought process to positively influence your health and wellbeing.

1. Be aware of your predominant thoughts:

What thoughts are you entertaining on a daily basis? What is the nature of your conversations with yourself? Are they self-empowering or self-defeating? Negative thoughts create negative emotions, which relay messages to every cell in your body. If you entertain these thoughts daily, consider the messages your body is receiving.

In order to attain continued health, you needn’t waste money on potions, formulas and fad diets. Instead, we need to stop the negative internal chatter and replace it with empowering thoughts. If you simply did this for one year, I assure you that your health challenges would diminish. But therein lies the challenge – taming our thoughts remains one of the toughest hurdles and it seems no one is prepared to do the work.

2. Don’t create a dialogue around those thoughts:

As you notice disempowering thoughts, refuse to allow them energy by creating a dialogue around them. Many people believe since they are having a thought, it must be true. I have mentioned in previous articles that we entertain approximately 70,000 – 80,000 thoughts per day. As much as 77% of our thoughts are negative in nature.

That means if you entertain an average of 75,000 thoughts a day, at least 57,750 of those thoughts are bound to be negative! It is no surprise that we experience many life challenges relating to ill-health, toxic relationships and poor finances. We are our worst enemy.

When you recognise a negative thought about your body, simply acknowledging it is the first step, since it draws your awareness to it. Otherwise it may turn into a runaway thought which you accept as normal. Once you’ve recognised the negative thought ask yourself, what do I want? List the qualities that you like about yourself and draw your attention toward feeling good about your body – I’ll say it again, your cells are always listening.

3. Meditate or go into regular silence:

There are many reasons and benefits of meditation. The most important relating to health has to do with regular silence allows the mind to rest. Instead of using valuable energy processing thoughts day in day out, a simple break of 10 -15 minutes daily is enough to allow the mind to take a mini vacation.

The more you allow your mind to rest, the more peace and joy will emanate from your being. You are peace and joy – this is your default setting at birth. Let go of those needless thoughts and simply relax into your own beingness. Your body has a wisdom of its own and knows what it needs to thrive and sustain life – simply allow it the environment to do so and assuredly health will follow.

4. Be aware of your emotional constitution:

What is the nature of your emotions? Are you a worrier or someone who is overcome with anxiety and stress at times? What effects do these toxic emotions have on your body? Tension in the stomach, neck, upper back, headache, insomnia, irritability etc. These are all signs of thoughts and emotions out of balance with your inner nature.

Being attentive to your emotional constitution means you are aware (mindful) of your inner emotional landscape. This allows you to navigate the torrents of negative emotions as they arise, so they don’t overpower you. Knowing in advance you are prone to anxiety attacks and being powerless to take action may be self-defeating. Having a plan for dealing with them allows you to be in control so it doesn’t spiral out of control.

Tips to Support Good Health

For many of us taking good care of our health means being registered with a local family doctor, a caring general practitioner as well as having access to quality specialist care if required. We may pay into private health care insurance schemes or be registered through our employment so that we can avail ourselves of speedier treatment should an emergency situation occur.

It’s good to observe that many of us are becoming increasingly involved in the level and quality of care we receive from our healthcare professionals. We ask more questions, demand more answers, want to know what we are being prescribed, how long will we need to take it, are there any known side effects, what is the longterm prognosis, do we need this procedure, are there other options? Access to online information has added to the level of interest over the last few years, sometimes contributing valuable knowledge, other times fuelling health anxiety about symptoms and diagnosis.

The good effect is that many of us are looking to take more personal responsibility for our health and wellbeing. We look to support our ongoing health and invest emotionally, mentally and physically in ways to take better care of ourselves and support good health.

– Ways to support good physical health are often readily available in a plethora of magazines and the media. Eating a healthy balanced diet, minimising the consumption of processed food, alcohol, sugar and fat are seen as a common sense decision by many people. Exercise is good for better physical health and is also an excellent way to de-stress, manage weight and can include a fun social element if it involves team games like football and rounders or a brisk walk with family and friends.

– Stress is often regarded as harmful and bad for our health but some stress can be a good for us. It keeps us on our toes, takes us out of our comfort zone and often enables us to achieve more than we originally anticipated in a crisis or pressure situation. Sustained stress impacts negatively on mental and physical health and is recognised as a major factor in high levels of sick leave and absenteeism.

Learning to recognise your own warning signals of being overstressed can provide valuable insight and enable you to introduce effective ways to manage stress more effectively. Your personal warning signs may include loss of concentration, irritability, poor quality of sleep, lack of appetite, headaches. Once these symptoms are recognised as stress alerts you can support better health by taking a break, going for a walk, having some quality food, taking time for hypnotherapy. Find your best ways to support good health, take control and allow your stress levels to subside.

– Work, for many people, is an area of unremitting, sustained stress. Deadlines, excessive volume, urgent demands, the pressure of competition can impact on the quality of other areas of life by devouring your time, energy and good humour. Identify the key areas of pressure, your problem areas and consider ways to effectively manage those concerns. Do you need to delegate, prioritize or schedule your time more efficiently, are you lacking in knowledge or skills where you’d benefit from additional training or would it be helpful to build relationships with other businesses so you can share and support each other, thus offering a better, more comprehensive service to mutual customers and clients.

– An important contributor to good health is feeling balanced, at peace and satisfied, where you successfully accommodate the different and diverse areas of your life. A positive mindset benefits your mental health and raises your spirits, bringing joy and allowing you to maintain an optimistic outlook. This balance may be achieved through a combination of undertaking charitable good works, sharing fun time with family or friends, having personal time to pursue your own hobbies and interests, feeling a sense of pride in the efforts you’ve made to succeed in your career development and business, doing something special with your personal goals, maintaining successful personal relationships.

Maintaining a positive outlook occurs as you become increasingly aware of your thought patterns and intercept those that are negative or unhelpful. It involves supporting a good, realistic outlook on life, where you deal with things you can change and enlist help in areas that you can’t. Hypnotherapy can help to change unhelpful habit patterns, negative thinking and self-doubt, thus enabling a more constructive mindset, behaviour and attitude to become the norm.

Play a Role In Boosting Good Health

Healthy living is very important, especially in the modern world where diseases and illnesses seem to surround us. Plenty of modern conveniences and lifestyle changes have contributed to poor health that is to blame for the endless suffering a large number of people go through today as far as health is concerned. If you want to improve your health, there are key elements that you should think about for your approach to better living.

Diet

Your body is a result of what you eat. If you want to know how good your eating habits are, then you should take a good look at your body and interpret what you see. The skin is one of the best organs you can use to know how healthy you are. Diet is very important for good health and to make improvements, you should be cautious about everything that goes into your mouth. It is important to keep off processed foods, sugary foods and fatty foods as well. A healthy meal should be balanced in that it has protein, vitamins and carbohydrates. The way you prepare your food can also determine how healthy it is. Avoid using excessive cooking fat and choose low cholesterol cooking fat. You should also avoid using synthetic flavorings in your food and instead choose natural spices that are beneficial to health.

Still under diet, ensure you drink enough water every day to keep the body well hydrated for better organ functioning. A simple change to healthier meals can go a long way in improving your health in general. There are also health products that you can use to supplement vitamins and other nutrients and minerals. When selecting health products, choose those that have natural ingredients because they do not have any side effects and they offer other benefits to your body.

Exercise

Eating healthy is important, but it is more beneficial when combined with exercises. There is no better way of putting the food you eat to better use than through exercises. They improve your bodily functions such as blood circulation, metabolism, and improve cardiovascular health. When you exercise, you also manage to prevent fat storage that leads to weight gain and you are able to flush out toxins that can lead to diseases and faster aging. The health benefits of exercising are numerous making it important to come up with an exercise regime.

The good thing about exercising for better health is that you do not have to go to the gym and lift weights to enjoy the results. Even though this is still a good way of keeping healthy and fit, simple exercise you can do from home can also make huge improvements in your life. They can be anything from jumping rope, sit ups, press ups and others. Activities such as swimming, dancing, walking and jogging among others also make fun exercises that can improve your health and life in general. For better results, come up with an exercise program you can keep up with and make the exercise fun by mixing them up and changing on a regular basis to keep boredom at bay.

Benefits of Good Health

Benefits Of Good Health You Can Achieve

One of the things about good health is that while everyone knows that it is better to be in good health, the reasons for this thinking can often be overlooked. As so many people take the need to be in good health for granted, there is often a benefit of being reminded of the benefits of being in good health. There are many reasons and no matter what motivates you in life, there will likely be one reason that will spur you on to better health.

For some people, being able to have more energy and vitality in their life is an important factor. There is no getting away from the fact that being healthy you can carry out more activities and make more of your life. When you are fit and active you will have a lot more energy to do things whereas if you are unhealthy and inactive, it will be harder to find the energy to carry out activities. The healthier and more active you are, the more activities you will be able to enjoy.

There is always the time and money aspect to consider when you are ill or in poor health. There can be a lot of money spent on medication or medical products that could be better used in other ways. If you are ill you may spend a lot of time convalescing or visiting hospitals and your local GP. There are so many activities that you could be doing in life, you don’t want to spend too much time being treated for illness. Being able to spend more time with your friends, family and loved ones is a very good reason to stay as fit and as healthy as you possibly can.

If you are healthier you will often feel better about yourself

When most people are unwell or overweight, they may well have a negative impression of themselves and the impression they give off to others. This is a great incentive to become healthier because when many people are in great shape, they will feel in better shape too. There is a lot to be said about the psychology of being fit and healthy and its overall impact on the happiness of a person.

It would also be fair to say that how a person looks and feels will impact on how other people think about them. There is no doubt that anyone wishing to be attractive to other people will want to be in good physical condition. We all like different things in life and people are attracted to all shapes and sizes but there is no getting away from the fact that there is a general consensus over what is found attractive and appealing. While not many people expect their prospective partners to have a model physique, there is no doubt that being fit and healthy is something that many people will look for from a sexual partner.

A healthy body can lead to a healthy mind

As well as being fit and healthy positively impacting on how a person feels, it is likely to have a positive impact on how a person thinks. There is a lot to be said for healthy people feeling sharper and having quicker reactions than people who are unwell or not feeling too good. Good mental health can often go hand in hand with good physical health so this is something to consider too.

As people get older, it is likely that they will be susceptible to illness or conditions. Anyone can fall foul to certain conditions that can negatively impact on the quality of life a person has but people who are fitter and healthier are more likely to remain in good health. All of the top medical experts agree that people are overweight or in poor health are more likely to suffer from illnesses, diseases or other elements, so there is an added incentive to stay healthy.

As people get older, there is also the incentive that they want to stay in good health to look after their family and see their children grow up. It may even be that they have grandchildren and they want to be fit and active enough to get the best out of their time with them. There is often no better incentive for a person to stay fit and healthy than spending time with their family and loved ones.

Help You Enjoy Good Health

Well, good health is one of the best blessings that anyone can ever have. In today’s fast-paced life, the changing lifestyle has made it difficult to enjoy optimal health. Moreover, everyone is so busy in keeping pace with competition that health is left behind.

However, you can get your health back with a little discipline and will-power. We all were born healthy but health is not something that you can enjoy forever if you do not pay attention to it. Nowadays, we have to ‘earn’ health.

There are four pillars of good health.
E-Exercise
A-Attitude
R-Rest
N-Nutrition

Exercise is the Best Mantra for Healthy Body!

Who says that exercise is necessary for sports persons only? It is a must for everyone. We should practice some sort of exercise depending on our age and health. Considering your present health condition, you should start practising any of these types of exercise. A few of the best examples include brisk walk, yoga, meditation, stretches or whatever suits you. Even dancing can also be a good option if you love doing it.

Attitude Plays an Important Role!

If you have a negative attitude towards your surroundings or people around, you will never be able to enjoy good health. It is important to have a positive outlook to retain good health. Laughing at every now and then is a good way to keep your mind stress-free. Moreover, it lightens your heart and activates happy hormones in your body. So laugh out loud whenever you get a chance.

Rest is Necessary to Revive You!

Few people push it too hard to achieve optimal health. They try hard to exercise a lot while forgetting to take enough rest. Remember, what rest can do to your body, nothing else can do. So, do not ever ignore it and take plenty of rest. If you are working out and taking a sleep of 6-7 hours a day, you can revive yourself and gain energy for next day.

Nutrition Should Not Be Skipped!

Well, we have talked about 3 important aspects of health. Nutrition is the fourth most important pillar to achieve optimal health. Working out hard can help you stay fit and healthy but lack of nutrition can affect it. It is important to have fresh food, juicy fruits and lots of vegetables every day. Your diet should be a combination of protein, vitamins, fibre and minerals.

Key to Good Health Tips

So many a times in life, people misuse their bodies trying to fulfill a dream. They eat whatever they find around, they are too busy to schedule period of time to drink enough water or engage in enough physical activities. They hardly find time for relaxation and they are continuously stressed. They outspend their bodies to fulfill their dreams. They may succeed, feeling fulfilled for a while and applauded by the whole world but their bodies may collapse earlier than they can imagine and hence not able or available to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Health is a state of social, physical, and mental well being, not just the absence of disease and this is what God is interested in. you should not just be basking in the euphoria of not lying down in the hospital bed or hoping that anytime sickness knocks at your door you should be able to withstand.

Some people think they don’t need to do anything about their health because they felt their physical, mental and social state of health is okay. Whatever your state of health is you need to play your part to continue enjoying good health.
There are laws and natural laws of health you need to obey. Some of these laws include:

Law of knowledge: Don’t despise knowledge even if you think you don’t need it now. You can store it as a wise man. A lot of people despise knowledge in different aspects of their lives and get into trouble. Whatever is judge to be right by nature should not be despised. For instance, several researches have shown that certain foods, stressful lifestyle and physical inactivity are associated with non communicable diseases. It will be suicidal for a person to be consuming excessive amount of such foods, not exercising at all and living a stressful life continuously in the name of having faith for good health. Such attitude is not faith but rather foolishness.

Law of nourishment: The cells that make up every organ in your body are formed from the food you eat; therefore you should eat proper food (health diet) if you want these cells and hence your body to be healthy.

You should eat from all the basic food groups including fruits and vegetables every day. You need five servings of fruits and vegetables. Avoid excess sugar, salt, fat (including meat) and calories.

Law of Hydration: Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily and don’t wait till you are thirsty. Spread it round the hours of the day; don’t drink too much at a time

Physical Activity: You should engage in exercise (including walking) for at least 30 minutes per day for 5 days a week. Moreover, learn to move around generally rather than sit in one place. It improves all the systems in your body and prevents various chronic diseases. If your weight is above normal you need more exercise to burn the fat.

Adequate Rest and Relaxation: An average person needs about 8 hours sleep and rest daily. Strive to move near it even if you can’t get eight hours daily. Make sure you rest one day a week and at least four weeks annually away from your usual activities.

Avoid Overwork: Plan your life in such a way that you can be doing less and earning more. Learn to relax, take time to laugh and do other things you enjoy for some time daily. Form and retain healthy relationships, avoid the ones that stress you.

Essential Things To Look For In A Good Health

If you’ve recently decided to go shopping online for your next health insurance plan there are a few items of interest that you should really become aware of in order to get the most out of your health insurance coverage. With many of today’s insurance plans looking familiar the only real differences may rest in the coverage, rates or premiums, deductible amounts and prescription fulfillments. It’s important that you know how to distinguish between a good health insurance plan and a bad one. The tips provided in this informative article will help you accomplish that task.

Probably the best place to start is with the actual benefits that are offered in the health care plan you are currently thinking about purchasing or are researching online. Although almost every plan provides routine medical coverage it’s always a good idea to check and see what else may be offered or covered. Don’t let any additional fees or hidden costs appear out of nowhere and be leery of fees that may be due based on the doctor or health care professional you choose as your primary health care provider. Don’t hesitate or be afraid to call the health insurance provider or company in order to speak with one of their service agents in order to clarify any points of interest that you may be concerned with or have questions about. Remember it’s your health and your money that is being dealt with.

For many folks the idea of a physical exam or health screening leaves an unpleasant taste in their mouth. Unfortunately, many of the more popular health insurance provides require a pre-medical screening as a requirement before signing up for their health insurance plan or service. The health insurance companies do this as a precaution in order to determine if you have any pre-existing chronic medical conditions that may end up costing them a lot of money in associated health care costs in the future. If this stipulation bothers you then you may want to avoid using these health insurance providers and choose a company that doesn’t require a physical before rendering coverage to you.

Make sure and double check the fine print in order to determine if there are any restrictions that can be placed against you or any additional fees or costs that you will have to absorb if you require any medical attention from a health care specialist such as a nutritionist or cardiologist. Be especially wary of any health care plan that meets your initial price budget because it may not actually allow you the opportunity to see the doctors that you truly require in order to stay healthy.

Unlike indemnity health care plans (which were once immensely popular) today’s more common health coverage plans are based around an HMO or health maintenance organization which basically means the insurance company provides you a list of hospitals and doctors to choose from as opposed to letting you pick your own primary health care provider outside of the health care network.

Finally make sure that you completely understand the prescription drug policy portion of your health care insurance policy. Find out if you are able to use name brand prescription drugs or if you are regulated into only using generic drugs. Other minor feature to look for in a good health insurance plan include coverage for any vision or eye related consults and any type of dental coverage.

Good Health to Us All

The key to good health is a nutrient-rich diet that promotes well-being and reduces the chance of diseases. The cornerstone of good health is good food. Fine health is something we take for granted when we have it and strive for when we haven’t. Being healthy is something we all should cherish. Another important component of health is regular exercise and a positive mental attitude. Staying healthy is a fusion of mind and body. Keeping our bodies in a good state is something we should pay close attention to. Health is one of the essentials for a happy life. Making positive choices in your diet every day promotes good nutrition and fine health and may reduce your risk of some types of cancer. Use the Nutrition Facts Label on packaged foods to make a healthy choice. Good nutritive knowledge and proper nutrition is vital for good health. At the very basic level, nutrition is important for normal growth and development, and for maintaining a healthy body. Nutrition is the cornerstone of good health.

By forming a base of good nutrition you may reduce your risk of certain chronic diseases. Good nutrition means a daily consumption of foods in appropriate amounts. You know how important exercise is, right. Experts suggest children need at least an hour of daily exercise and a healthy diet. Did you realize that less than 15% of all kids get enough good exercise each day? Exercise is a vital component for staying healthy, especially as you age. Regular exercise and healthy eating are fundamental to good health – so is choosing the right physician. Vigorous exercise involves minimal health risks for individuals in fine health or those following a doctor’s advice. One example of the benefits of exercise is an aerobic workout which has long been shown to reduce the incidence of low back pain.

The Price of Good Health

To paraphrase the scripture “What Profit a man if he loses his good health”. Our good health is taken for granted, and we usually feel unhappy when our health fails. What to do, “alas, alack, I don’t feel well, my health is failing”. What do we do – why, off to the doctor we go. Consequence outside a quick recovery often involves tests and examinations, consultants, and chemists.

Now, if your nation or employer does not provide cover to pay for those extra services and drugs you may find the biggest ache you have is in your wallet. Writing this in the UK at this time the author is aware of moves by government to reduce access to a range of health services, with the real cost to be borne by the ill and needy. This not to say the poor will be so treated, but certainly, if you can pay then you will find you will be paying a lot more for your health care. Be aware, this is a recurring theme over the decades past, and will certainly continue to recur in the future

Another common expression is “your greatest asset is your good health”. Most people expect good health, yet do little or nothing to try to ensure that their good health continues. For instance, dependence on fast foods, processed foods, and widely recognised as “unhealthy” foods is not uncommon – just because it tastes good, is easy to get, and “fills the hunger need”. What we have as consequences include the well recognised “muffin-top” figure, obesity, and poor health in its many guises. Another segment of the question of good health continuance is the food chain in general.

Farmers are now looking to add minerals to their cropping areas to try and correct what is the mining of the soil by crops – taking up minerals as part of the growth of the plant.

The task here is that the farmer is not in a position to add the trace and ultra-trace minerals – unless he/she is using seaweed, for instance. Yes, the sea is a great source of all minerals and like the dry-ground crops, seaweed is also taking up minerals from its environment.

Well, there just is not enough seaweed to fill the need in the short-term, let alone the economics of adding seaweed to the cropping areas.

What to do about this.

Strangely enough, food is a critical element in our survival, but we need to be mind-full of the nature and quality of what we eat. Organic farmed food does offer hope in respect to quality, but there is always a cost – and there are other factors impacting on the food chain, even if we take the organic route.

For instance, elements such as omega6-rich cooking and salad oils are impactful in questions of inflammation. Inflammation is a precursor to degenerative disease of the joints. More on this can be sourced from the link below.

It is clear that if we (I, the individual) do not act to protect our health at the base-line level we are definitely on track to high-cost part-health maintenance.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure” is very clear, and so the question is –

Do you want Good Health by investing in yourself and thus being in control, or part-health and being the investment of others, and in their control.

What’s The Definition Of Physical Health

Let’s begin with a good health definition in general. The WHO health definition (World Health Organization), albeit from 1948: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Assuming that’s true, what’s the definition of physical health and does good health naturally mean that “all natural” is good, especially as it applies to food?

What’s the definition of physical health?

Is there one?

Based on the WHO health definition as it applies to physical health, is it safe to say that simply because everything is working as it should in the absence of disease or infirmity (weakness or ailment), that we’re not necessarily in good physical health?

What do you think?

I personally believe there is more to being healthy in the moment. On the other hand, I also believe that because we are only guaranteed the present, if you’re healthy, don’t take it for granted. Enjoy it while you can.

I also believe the state of our physical health depends largely on our personal health plan. In other words, it depends on how well we take care of ourselves on a regular basis. That includes:

  • Eating habits
  • Exercise habits or lack thereof
  • Sleep habits
  • Spiritual habits
  • General living habits

Without seeming as though I am a pundit, expert or zealot about any of the aforementioned, that I am personally the definition of physical health, the definition of spiritual health, or anything that resembles the definition of good health, in a nutshell, what I’m saying is all the bullet points have a bearing on our physical health.

What do you think?

It’s about good health

One dictionary provides this definition of health:

“The general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: good health; poor health.”

The ancient Roman poet Virgil said, “The greatest wealth is health”.

I couldn’t agree more but I am a bit troubled by the amount of over-emphasis placed on physical health, as if it is mutually exclusive from the other aspects of health.

I believe health is about:

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual
  • Financial

The “soundness and vigor” in which we pursue and maintain these factors has a direct and indirect effect on each and every one of the factors.

Furthermore, I find it troubling that the word wealth is so overly associated with money and financial wealth.

It’s not to say that I don’t see the importance of physical health and financial wealth. They are both key components of overall health but they are not stand-alone concepts.

What are your thoughts?

All Natural

The “all natural” phenomenon, especially as it applies to food, is one of the biggest marketing ploys ever. If it’s not a scam, it’s a joke.

It means nothing!

There is a HUGE difference between organic and all natural. Don’t confuse the two and by all means don’t fall for the propaganda that leads you to believe they are one and the same. They’re not.

Organic, at least as it applies to food, is highly regulated. It actually means something. However, keep in mind that just because it’s organic doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthy.

All natural can mean pretty much anything. As far as the food we eat is concerned, it is not regulated. It is a highly misleading tag.

Don’t be fooled.

I’m not saying don’t enjoy it. I’m not saying all natural is bad. I’m simply saying it’s about as superfluous term as there ever was. There is no depth to it.

My formula

For me, it all boils down to a few simple concepts and principles beginning with:

  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Best Effort

These are indispensable. They cost nothing and should be applied at all times.

Next are the 5 F’s:

  • Food – Not just what we eat but includes anything we consume physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. If we are what we eat, this says it all.
  • Fitness – Includes all the 5 bullet points mentioned above
  • Finances – Affected by the previous two and affects the previous and next two
  • Fulfillment – It’s about completion and includes all the bullet points mentioned
  • Fun – The importance of how it affects health and is affected by it is often overlooked

I have tagged the 5 F’s as the components of a bulletproof life.

To sum it up, all the above is important but the proper balance is the key. I believe too many of us are simply out of balance. Furthermore, there is not a one-size-fits-all balancing act.

Last but not least, from the late, great Redd Foxx:

“Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.”

Agree? Disagree?

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Bob is a retirement planning and safe money professional who specializes in life insurance products and who has more than 20 years experience.

His company, A Bulletproof Life is the 5 F’s: Food, fitness, finances, fulfillment, fun. and is based on his motto: Honesty, respect, best effort

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