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Seven habits of highly healthy people . . . part 1 (of 2)

Robyn Openshaw - May 15, 2008 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

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.

Posted in: Lifestyle, Mind/Body Connection, Whole Food

5 thoughts on “Seven habits of highly healthy people . . . part 1 (of 2)”

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  1. http://? says:

    Thanks for those gems-I actually bought this book for my DH, but haven’t read it, lol! Also, the planning thing is HUGE-I used to be really good at it, but when the kids got older than babies I would always forget and just try to get them out the door-now i pack snacks and leave them in the cupboard, so that when I (or dh) have to run, we all still can eat good food-even organic toaster pastries are better than chicken nuggets-ew!

  2. Anonymous says:

    What do we eat to be more alkaline?

  3. http:// says:

    The best way is to get a water ionizer (I am placing the group buy order as soon as I get a 10th order–we have 9 now). See the water myth on my home page about that, and write if you’re interested.

    Alkaline foods are–no surprise here–GREENS, first and foremost. Virtually all vegetables, avocadoes, coconut oil, almonds, legumes. Some fruits, especially limes/lemons.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I want to buy an ionizer but funds are tight right now. Is this something you will continue doing? Is there any other way to ionize your water? How does well water fare?

  5. http:// says:

    Every time I do a group buy, to get the wholesale pricing, I have to have 10 ionizers. So, when I finish this one, I don’t know if I’ll do it again. If so, not for a while. You’d have to have your well water tested for contaminants–it won’t be alkaline, though.

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