What things do you do....or what things are you aware of, but don't do often enough...to make yourself and your family healthier?
Do you and your family eat nutritiously?
Do you and your family exercise regularly or rarely?
Are you able to cope with the amount of stress in your life? How does your being under stress affect your family?
Do you take time out everyday to relax and have fun alone as well as with your family?
Do you and your family wear seat belts everytime you ride in a car? If not, why not?
Do you have a friend you can confide in with absolute confidentiality?
Do you take steps to modify any unhealthy habits you may have, such as: smoking, alcohol consumption, being a couch potato, overeating, undereating, excessive junkfood eating, etc....???
And...do you ensure your family does the same?
Do you and your family have a family physician that you see regularly for annual check-ups? As women, do you get annual papsmears, mammograms if needed? Do monthly breast checks? Men...do you check for testicular lumps, and see your doctor when you should? Are you men eating enough tomatoes (the lysine in them is suppose to help reduce the risk of prostate cancer)?
Does your entire family know First Aid? Is there a First Aid kit in your home and car for those unexpected emergencies?
We don't always take the best care of ourselves as family units, and sometimes by not doing so, we are often times caught off guard in the event a loved one gets sick and needs us for motivation and encouragement. If we aren't taking care of SELF in these areas, and encouraging good health practices PREVENTIVELY to our family members, we aren't doing our best to prepare ourselves for the many health crisis that may come our way. So...let's talk about "Family Health" here, and see how we can encourage and motivate one another to take better care of ourselves and our families.
I'm going to bed now as it is VERY late, and so will see you all tomorrow. Happy Sleeping and may we all begin to respect our health....physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally...more than we have been doing in past years. :kiss