Alright .. we have all heard the adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” right?Source: NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training, Fourth Edition Revised
Did you know that $0.75 of every dollar spent on health care goes toward treating chronic illness? That’s $1.7 trillion annually. Chronic diseases have become the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, accounting for 70% of our deaths. Chronic disease is defined as “an incurable illness or health condition that persists for a year or more, resulting in functional limitations and the need for ongoing medical care.”
But wait, y’all, it gets better:
“Of the leading causes of death in the United States, 57% were caused by cardiovascular disease and cancer, and nearly 80% of these deaths could have been prevented if a healthy lifestyle was followed.”
That is a BIG DEAL! The choice to “get healthy” or “get in shape” or whatever you call it within your mind should be one of top priority! There is no such thing as procrastination, it is simply a matter of what is in your upper priorities and what is not. If living a healthy lifestyle is something you think you can put off .. may I caution you against it! There is no better time than now. You’re reading this for a reason! Make the decision you’ve been meaning to make. That’s all that it starts with! Then the rest is simple follow-through! God gave you one body .. and what an incredible machine He made .. but it is up to you to take care of it!
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.