I wrote this wellness tip about a year ago, but recently, I have come up with situations which reminded me of when I was inspired to write this so I wanted to share it again! The other day as I was listening to the radio, there was a commercial about using your line of credit for home improvements. Being involved with the Real Estate and Lending industry I though: that’s a great idea. However, what really intrigued me was the concept of how easily we embrace the idea of “fixing up our homes, cars and yards” because we have the equity to invest in our “objects” or something which will give us value.
What I mean by this, is, let’s say you have a leaky roof - you’d patch it, right? Or, you have a sink and toilet which is leaking - you’d fix it, right? How about a flat tire or an engine overhaul - you’d deal with it, right? Imagine if you saw the leaky roof, toilet, flat tires, blown engine and just decided to “deal with it another day” (when it’s the “right time”). Most likely you wouldn’t do that, because your cars and your home(s) are objects in which you have invested. You wouldn’t wait for the roof to collapse or the car to blow up; you would find a way to keep your investments running smoothly.
Why then, when we ARE our bodies and live with our bodies every moment of our life we don’t deal with the “leaks”, the “flat tires”, “blown engines”, etc. We put it off to the next week, month or year. It’s something that apparently we don’t value as much as we do our vehicles (which eventually get used for scrap metal)! If we could put the value into ourselves and find proactive ways to fix our little warning signs, we would help our bodies appreciate…not depreciate!
Some of these warning signs would be:
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of strength
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Osteopenia (precursor to Osteoporosis)
- Weight loss (severe)
- Back aches
These are just a few warning signs that our bodies need a remodel or at least a minor investment! Think about this the next time you will run out and buy a new faucet, but won’t go to a workout because it “can wait”. It really can’t wait…and you won’t know this until your house “collapses”.
I work with some of the busiest men and women around and they find the time to “invest” in their health. Literally, these individuals have grown younger by creating this investment as a priority! Give this some thought, you can’t afford NOT to!