Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What is Healthy, Anyway?

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 9:32 AM
Like many of the topics you’ll find in this book, the topic of being healthy is one that there is no shortage of books on. It seems like every week there’s a new diet, study on health, exercise program, or magic bullet to get you into shape. If you simply let everything that comes out register in your brain that it’s out there, you can get overwhelmed. Much less if you actually try to digest and understand it all. This study contradicts that study. This diet contradicts that diet. This program is sooo much better than that program. It’s no wonder that so many people end up paralyzed, not doing anything except continuing to do what they’ve always done, whether it’s healthy or not.
To understand what it means to be healthy, the first thing is to understand what is not the definition of healthy. Only once we do away with myths and misconceptions about health, can we begin to understand what it means to be healthy.
But, before I tackle this chapter, I want to address the first question you may have: What does my health have to do with being a mom? More than you might think. One of the main goals of this book is for moms to learn to take care of themselves and be healthy and balanced in every area of life. Why? Because moms need to be able to function at their optimal levels in order to be the best mom they can be. If you’re house and life are not organized, if you’re not healthy, if your marriage isn’t solid, if you don’t use good parenting skills, if you haven’t healed from past hurts, you will not be able to parent with excellence. And, believe it or not, your health is as important as any of those other areas. Don’t believe me? Ask anyone who’s grown up with a parent who’s been caught in the grips of depression, exhaustion, or general poor health.
You’ve heard the saying, ‘If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.’ Well, the same is true for your health. If you’re not healthy, neither will your children be. Living at your optimum in health allows you to enjoy your children in a way that is impossible otherwise. Living out healthy lifestyles will model those behaviors that your children need to be healthy themselves. Knowing good health choices will help you teach them to your children. A mom’s ability to become and remain healthy is important not just for mom, but for the whole family.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, what is not included in the definition of healthy? (to begin tomorrow...)

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What is Healthy, Anyway?

Like many of the topics you’ll find in this book, the topic of being healthy is one that there is no shortage of books on. It seems like every week there’s a new diet, study on health, exercise program, or magic bullet to get you into shape. If you simply let everything that comes out register in your brain that it’s out there, you can get overwhelmed. Much less if you actually try to digest and understand it all. This study contradicts that study. This diet contradicts that diet. This program is sooo much better than that program. It’s no wonder that so many people end up paralyzed, not doing anything except continuing to do what they’ve always done, whether it’s healthy or not.
To understand what it means to be healthy, the first thing is to understand what is not the definition of healthy. Only once we do away with myths and misconceptions about health, can we begin to understand what it means to be healthy.
But, before I tackle this chapter, I want to address the first question you may have: What does my health have to do with being a mom? More than you might think. One of the main goals of this book is for moms to learn to take care of themselves and be healthy and balanced in every area of life. Why? Because moms need to be able to function at their optimal levels in order to be the best mom they can be. If you’re house and life are not organized, if you’re not healthy, if your marriage isn’t solid, if you don’t use good parenting skills, if you haven’t healed from past hurts, you will not be able to parent with excellence. And, believe it or not, your health is as important as any of those other areas. Don’t believe me? Ask anyone who’s grown up with a parent who’s been caught in the grips of depression, exhaustion, or general poor health.
You’ve heard the saying, ‘If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.’ Well, the same is true for your health. If you’re not healthy, neither will your children be. Living at your optimum in health allows you to enjoy your children in a way that is impossible otherwise. Living out healthy lifestyles will model those behaviors that your children need to be healthy themselves. Knowing good health choices will help you teach them to your children. A mom’s ability to become and remain healthy is important not just for mom, but for the whole family.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, what is not included in the definition of healthy? (to begin tomorrow...)

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