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Perfect Health

Atualizado: 28 de set. de 2022

Health is a complex subject. No one person can attest to having a perfect formula to a healthy immune system, radiant skin, and the key to longevity. However, everyone can try to discover what works and what doesn’t based on study, trial and error, and lifestyle changes that enhance wellbeing. Make the effort now and reap the rewards later!

Most people take an eager interest in their health for happiness, safety, and prosperity. Let’s face it, in a world full of hard-luck-stories, sickness and diseases, poverty and famine, financial hardship, etc., living life well is more than a blessing; the fact of the matter is everyone wants to have the perfect existence while health as well. The truth of the matter is few can say they are in perfect health, never lack anything, and wouldn’t aspire to self-improvement.

Up until mid-forties, early fifties or even into the sixties most young people feel great. However, their bodies have changed, they will never be the same, and more often than not the burden influences their decisions of whether to maintain all the habits they have formed without feeling some bodily differences like fatigue. Fatigue slowly eats away during the aging process in the form of lethargy, known as low energy.

The point is if you go all out early on the chances of having the strength to overcome obstacles later on are often impaired. Nevertheless, perfectly healthy people contract cancer, or other undesirable health-problems, or have accidents with no return. Sometimes you hear of famous stars who were loved by fans around the world only to die young.

An example would be NFL star who was taken from the world far too soon, Kansas City Chiefs legend, Derrick Thomas. The brilliant pass rusher who had spent 11 years with the team and was elected to nine Pro Bowls and six All-Pro teams during that time. The 126.5 sacks he earned ranked him inside the NFL’s all-time top 20. In January 2000, at the age of 33, Thomas was paralyzed in a car crash that killed a passenger and led to his own death just a few days later. He was posthumously elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Undoubtedly one of the saddest deaths in sports history, Hank Gathers was another star athlete who never got the chance to turn pro before his life ended. In 1990, Gathers was one of the best players for the Loyola Marymount University men’s basketball team, with one of the highest-scoring offenses in college hoops. Gathers, who suffered from a heart condition, collapsed on the court during one of the team’s games that March and was pronounced dead a few hours later at the age of 23.

Seeing growth then is important to aspire to greatness, having a conditioned body to take on new inspiring challenges. More than anything we need to work within the confines of our conditioning. If we have come from a mother and father’s family that have a history of health issues then we are obliged to do whatever it takes to improve. Genes play a role. Don’t push yourself too hard unless you have a very healthy body. Be smart and make step by step enhancements.

I’m saying this because I hear about people with issues and they sort of except that they have issues. Fair play, but surely it makes sense to make the problem a major objective to overcome in life. Working within such boundaries and not overstepping limitations is fundamentally wise. I’ve got a damaged knee and my doctor said I shouldn’t run. Clearly my weight creating an impact on the ground would risk worsening the injury. I work around it, quite well I might add, but then everything we do should be measured intelligently and if we insist on looking after our wellbeing who better to understand than ourselves.

Nowadays, there is much emphasis on leaky gut which contributes to systemic inflammation. And vice versa, your microflora can influence your emotional state because these vitally important “good” bacteria produce neurotransmitters, or chemical messengers that play a role in mood and cognitive function. Eating right is important for perfect health, so if you believe in such a condition opting for healthy options helps!

It’s a well-known fact that if you eat junk food it is the same as eating empty calories that have a poor composition of content, lack of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, and lack of nutritional foods to supply the necessary ingredients to provide good quality energy. Eat too regularly and all sorts of ailments will occur. Like a car, if you put poor value fuel into it then the likelihood of engine failure is intensified.

Drink one alcoholic beverage too many and not only will you get drunk, but your body will slow down and your metabolic synthesis will be impaired due to enzymes’ not digesting the food properly. It isn’t just sluggishness, but instead the breaking down and extracting all of the goodness in a healthy meal, the ingredients aren’t processed effectively.

There is much to discuss about how to exploit maximum benefits. Taking a daily multi-vitamin is an essential ingredient. More on the subject in future blogs!

Take care!

Prof. Carl Boniface

Vocabulary builder:

Eager (adj) = keen, enthusiastic, excited, fervent, (ant) unenthusiastic

Famine (n) = scarcity, starvation, deprivation, food shortage, (ant) plenty

Lethargy (n) = laziness, sluggishness, slowness, dullness, stupor, weariness, stupor

Impaired (adj) = reduced, lessened, decreased, weakened, diminished

Posthumously (adv) = retrospectively, subsequently, later, afterwards

Hoops (n) = loops, bands, circles, rings, rounds

Aspire (v) = seek, aim, hope, desire, want, wish

Inspiring (adj) = inspirational, stirring, rousing, moving, exciting

Genes (n) = genetic factor, inheritable factor, protein sequence, DNA segment, RNA component, Genetic material

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