As I get older, I gain increasingly more pleasure from the simple and often the free things in life; walking my dogs in the forest, going for a run on a sunny day, making a tasty dinner for my family. Not exactly crazy stuff here.
Some people of course are very different; their idea of pleasure is a fancy fast car, dinner at a fine restaurant, staying at 6 star resorts.
These days I get satisfaction from just feeling good. If you’ve been reading some of my latest blogs, you’ll know that I’ve been battling a spot of ill health recently. Now, I’m feeling (touch wood) pretty damn good, I’m trying not to take my health for granted and am actively seeking out ways to procure and improve it.
Some of us want it all; fitness, health, energy, a long and disease free life, active into our latter years. I know I do. I’m lucky that my bout of ill health was/ is (hopefully) short lived, however I also know it’s possibly something I’ll need to manage for the rest of my life, so I can’t rest on my laurels either.
Everyone has their cross to bear and certain conditions to manage, but good health (or as good as that can be for you) plus actively making lifestyle and habit changes to ward off diseases in the future, is not a crazy dream. It should be the norm.
So many people are being diagnosed with cancer and cardiovascular issues these days it’s really scary, but I also believe that cancer needs a specific environment to grow in. It’s possible to create an environment in your body that doesn’t allow this weed to grow.
The knowledge is available for us to make better choices, to make sure your body you live in serves you well, for as long as possible.
The question is, how much do you want it?