Updated: Oct 27, 2018
In our society, we are fast-paced, goal driven, and competitive. Being first in what you do is stressful. Appearances are so important. But is it really all about how we look?
“We always seem to be diverted from what makes our body healthy to what makes it best to look at.”
I’ve been studying a lot about good health. In our society, we are fast-paced, goal driven, and competitive. Being first in what you do is stressful. Nourishing your body is not looked upon as a success-oriented end. The drive to exercise is a positive step toward taking care of our bodies, but even that is driven by competition to have the best looking body or the most physical strength. We always seem to be diverted from what makes our body healthy to what makes it best to look at.
With all that competition in our lives, no wonder the whispers of health are ignored. Be the best! Look the best! are what we hear shouted while Be Healthy! is almost considered a by-product of diet and exercise. I think it is because we can see well exercised bodies, we have been told what to look for over and over. But, we have not been taught how to see good health. We do not even know what we are looking for. Skinny? Six pack? Great butt? Beautiful? That's all well and good, but that should be the by-product, not the end goal. The end goal should be strong beating heart, smooth working veins, and efficiently operating digestive tract. That’s what keeps us alive. Not the six pack. So what we put into our bodies should be what we consider the most important and how we move our bodies it’s. Ending up with a beautiful to look at body is the by-product, not the principal one.