Seven habits of highly healthy people . . . part I
You probably know Stephen Covey’s landslide bestseller, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. You can relate some of his very true principles to Highly Healthy People, and people who are highly effective tend to be physically healthy more than the general population. (For instance, did you know that Tony Robbins was so amazed by the dramatic improvement in his health eating an alkaline diet that he now preaches it for a day at his seminars?)
For instance, Habit #1 is to Be Proactive. Does your life run you, or do you run your life? With food, we can let it just kinda happen to us, or we can engage in a bit of planning to have food that we both enjoy and that nourishes us well. If we take no thought for food and just wait till we’re ravenous, well, Taco Bell is right across the street. But if we do even a bit of planning and preparation, we have the potential to be the healthiest people on the planet, since we have available to us a huge variety of fresh produce from all over the globe.
Habit #2 is to Begin With the End In Mind. Picture yourself at 70. Do you want to go out like a light switch at 95, having enjoyed the company of your great-grandchildren and travelled the world? Or do you want to go out like a dimmer switch, spending the last 25 years of your life pinned to a chair because of health problems? Too many of us are spending the last decades of our life doing the latter.
If we envision being a spry, mentally sharp 90-year old (like one of my heroes, Gordon B. Hinckley, who lived to 96 traveling the world and serving others), we’re going to have to make choices TODAY that lead to that destination.
Two more Covey habits and what they have to do with the GreenSmoothieGirl mission, tomorrow.