Health VS. Disease

September 30, 2009

Points that I stopped to ponder today…

“Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley

I first saw this in ADA’s Daily News while working on another Healthy Kids Challenge project, and although it’s a modified version of the original, it made me think. Here’s the original Edward Stanley quote:

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”

How many times have people told me, I don’t have time__(fill in the blank)__? And the truth is, if you don’t MAKE the time to take care of yourself now, you really will be forced to find the time to care for your sick-self later. By the way, this quote was spoken in 1873.

I think it’s a choice. Today, I chose to make time for my health. It’s not easy to make healthy choices in today’s world, yet the challenge of our work is based on helping kids and families make healthier choices every day. That is, solving how to make time for healthy eating, and how to make time for “bodily exercise, and showing you it can be fun and rewarding along the way.

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2 Responses to “Health VS. Disease”

  1. Tiffany Says:

    So true….if you don't have your health you don't have anything. It is hard to make time to exercise or make a healthy snack when you are so busy taking care of everyone else. It is just like anything else in life, if you want it to happen you have to schedule it into your day, that is, put it on your schedule. It also helps to be forgiving if you just couldn't get it in, there's always tomorrow! The best piece of advice I ever read was "Just Do It!"

  2. HKC98 Says:

    Schedule for healthy habits. Plan for healthy habits. Otherwise you are scheduling and planning for illness?


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