Don’t Take That Good Health For Granted


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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!

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Ndifreke Efiok Akpan

Creative Writer.

50 Replies to “Don’t Take That Good Health For Granted”

  1. This is such a fantastic post! You’re right in that so many of us take our health and our physicality for granted. And many do only the bare minimum to get to feeling better, and then stop what’s working the moment they feel a little bit better. Being someone who was asked why I was walking funny and holding my arm last month, with my answer being “Sciatica, which caused me to blow out my bad knee, which caused me to fall and sprain my toe, but also my carpal tunnel, which combined with my sciatica caused me to develop tendinitis in my arm”… I really needed this reminder lol. I have been trying to take it easier on myself since 🙂

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    1. So sorry about the injuries dear! It’s a wise decision to take it easy. May God perfect your healing. You are also right, as a lot more people keep taking their well-being for granted. I really hope more people will learn and act differently and positively towards their overall health and well-being.

      Thanks for reading and sharing your experience. It’s really helpful. I appreciate it. Do stay blessed.🌷

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        1. I know you are a courageous woman, and definitely an Achiever. I’m glad about the baby steps though. It’s indeed a courageous decision, considering the fact that you love being fully involved in these projects. Hopefully, you will be strong enough for the next one. Do have a great time and stay blessed always!

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  2. That is so so true!! And somehow it surprises me how people blatantly ignore Health and run after Money or other things. They realize the importance when one day they are bed ridden and thank God for they have Money to avail best of the services…

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    1. Hmmmm! You are right. Most times people tend to forget that the reason they can go about their businesses is because their body can take them there. Once they breakdown, it becomes challenging. I guess that’s just the way it is with some people. Hopefully, more people will try to take better care of their health.

      Thanks for your time and comments. I appreciate. Do have a nice time.👍👍

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    1. So sorry about the muscle pull. Those things can really hurt. Glad it’s not too bad. I believe you will be fine in no time.😉

      Yes, you are right. Even the simplest of tasks requires different parts of our body to accomplish them. It’s really vital to keep them in good shape.

      Thanks for visiting!✌

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    1. Oh dear, I’m so sorry Arlene! I believe your health shall be restored. There is nothing greater than the healing power of God Almighty, and He truly cares. Keep the faith my dear, and stay strong. I will remember you in my prayers. Thank you so much for visiting. I really appreciate it.👍👍 Remain blessed and protected by God always!🌷

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        1. I love your faith Arlene. Your words also ring true, “without the pain, there would be no character”. So the pain is a motivator. A reason to believe God even more. May He perfect His works in your life.

          Live in His grace Arlene. It is well with you!🌷🌹🌺💕

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            1. No doubt you’ve got a sweet personality, Arlene. How are you feeling today? I hope there has been some improvement. The Lord will continue to strengthen you dear. Thanks for your prayers. My prayers are with you too. Hope to read more from you. Do have a blessed time, Arlene!🌷🌹🌺💕

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              1. Thanks, Kip. I’m having a few good days. Visiting Mom. She’s having a bit of a time. Heading home on Mon.
                Thanks for you kind words. Hoping to get back to writing tomorrow or within a few days.
                And you? Hope all is well. Prayers for you as well.
                Hope you get to see the eclipse
                Arlene

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                1. Aawww, I’m so glad you could go see Mom.(I just love family😁😁. I actually went to see Mom last weekend too). So how is she doing? Hope she doing great? You heading home on Mon? Hope the distance ain’t too far? Meanwhile, there’s no hurry with the writing. It will come to you as you get stronger.😄😄

                  For me, yes, all is well. I’m doing great. Did some weeding and sanitation around the compound, some reading, visitation later on, watched a game of soccer, did some cooking, and now chilling with body pains because of the weeding I guess😁😁. But it’s healthy pain, so I’m fine.😀😀 But I may not see the eclipse.😟

                  Thanks for your prayers as always. You know you’ll always have mine coming your way nonstop. Best regards to your Mom! 🌷🌷
                  Ndifreke.

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                    1. Hello Arlene! Hope you’re doing great today? The compound is the environment/the premises around the house.😁😁 It’s Nigeria. Happy Sunday! Hope you good to go by tomorrow? Stay blessed, Arlene!🌷🌷

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    1. Oh so sorry to hear that. I hope you are taking your medication. It can be really frustrating when it takes so long. I will remember you in my prayers. I believe your health will be restored soon. May God Almighty strengthen and heal you. Please take care and stay blessed.🌷🌺 Thanks for taking the time to visit. I appreciate.👍👍

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