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Waking up and going about your daily activities every day of the week and achieving set objectives can be so fun that one tends to forget how important it is to maintain and take good care of this beautiful and complex engine called the human body. You never really know how much your body system (every part of it) means to you until you eventually breakdown.
The simple and even reflex activities like blinking your eyes and scratching an itchy arm now takes some effort to achieve. Your joints are in constant pain. Walking (and please don’t even mention jumping) or doing a body stretch hurts. Headaches and dizziness frustrates you. Cold and fever constantly competing on a win-win scale. Anxiety and even fear of the unknown keeps gripping your already unstable heart. It gets even worse when you live all alone (which is not a very good thing in this situation). So you can imagine what very sick people are going through on their sick beds all over the world.
Of course you tend to seek for medical help and promise to take all the required medication just to get well soon and go back to the good old days and ways. Unfortunately, most people indulge in a fatal conspiracy against self. Stopping medication midway because you are feeling a lot better isn’t a great way to take care of your wonderful body.
But we can do a lot better with our bodies than wait for the days of breakdowns and medications. The usual suspects being preached for generations still remain very effective. A little daily walk that won’t take more than 30 minutes (if you really don’t want to go any farther than that), adequate rest, drinking lots of clean water, eating healthy (whatever that means), meditation, and involving in daily positive activities at work, at home, with family and friends, all alone and in groups, to keep the mind and brain positively active, does a world of good to our body system.
It is often said that you can either learn from personal experience or from the experiences of others. Obviously, everyone has their personal episodes, and you will agree that it is usually not an enjoyable experience. Of course doing all the positives won’t automatically erase visits to the doctor. But at least the frequency could be reduced considerably (which is not really a bad thing, and I hope the doctors will agree with that one).
Since we are mostly fans of the good-health-campaign (because I really don’t know who wouldn’t want it anyway), maybe we should try to pay closer attention to the way we live, eat, work and play. I will love to see fellow bloggers (and of course everyone out there) doing their thing passionately and in good health. You may not know what you’ve got until you eventually lose it (temporarily or permanently). So let us endeavor to stay and live healthy! That’s my earnest prayer.
I’m also wishing quick recoveries to the sick all over the world, and a Big THANK YOU to the medical team worldwide and the various people who assist them in one capacity or the other. You guys are doing a great job. I appreciate you.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay blessed!
Ndifreke Efiok Akpan