Our health can be defined as the ability to stay free from illness and injury. Here is a question for you. Are you taking your health seriously? Unfortunately, it seems that sometimes we as men neglect this area of our lives in our pursuit of other goals. However, we may be missing an important truth. Our ability to accomplish these very same goals is often dependent in one way or another on our health. If we are neglecting our health, we may very well be limiting our ability to accomplish the things we desire. When our health is great, we are able to get more accomplished, think more clearly, have more energy, and enjoy what we have done. On the other hand, when it’s not great, we don’t get nearly as much accomplished and our ability to think clearly is often hindered.

There are some people who don’t carry healthcare insurance due to the high cost of the premiums. There are others who don’t carry it because it’s an added cost to their already tapped out income. Finding individual medical insurance is not an easy task. In most cases, it cost twice to three times more than group insurance. Some individual health plans cost well over $350 per month and if you’re a healthy person, this is almost a waste of money.

None of us are perfect… we’re all busy, we all have different daily priorities- but sometimes we all need a kick in the pants to get us to wake up. Set the pace- be an example to the other women in your life. This is the same reason for the many programs offered to partner women to have annual mammograms. They were designed to help women encourage and motivate each other. That is also what healthcare is about- CARE and motivation.

It sounds simple and it actually is if you realize the importance of health. No one can deny the importance of safety in the workplace. Injuries are expensive and devastating to a company. Wellness and safety are really the same thing. You are investing in a process to prevent future issues knowing that those issues are going to be far more expensive than the process you have in place.

The first step to take is to align ourselves with our Creator and stop eating unclean meats. Animals designated as unclean are God’s natural garbage disposal systems. Would you eat rotten food or garbage? If not, then why would you eat animals that do? Essentially, you are eating the same thing those animals eat.

This is a great exercise to strengthen your legs, upper body and core. I would encourage you to set daily goals for rope jumping. Jumping rope for 15 or 20 minutes a day will do more for your overall fitness and suc khoe than most other cardio exercises. Do some honest work with a jump rope and get ready for increased strength and stamina.

Keep yourself healthy and be accountable for your health. Stay one step ahead through preventative healthcare. How many times have you heard yourself say (concerning your children or every day happenings), “I want to nip this in the bud right now before this gets out of hand.” This is the same attitude we must keep concerning our health.

One thing we all have in common as women is our desire to live out a healthy life of longevity… to live with emotional, physical and spiritual health. But, this desire cannot unfold steadfast without action on our parts. Taking care of ourselves will be the best preventative medicine we can take- not only for ourselves, but for our families.