Personal Responsibility

The... patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop. ~Quentin Regestein

No one knows you body better than you, or that's the way it should be anyway.

Personally I think one of the biggest reasons people get unhealthy, out of shape and stressed out is that they don't listen to their bodies. My guess is that they have gotten really good at doing the opposite of what their bodies want.

I seriously doubt that your body wants to be 50+ pounds overweight and that if you paid attention to it, it's not really asking you for another cheeseburger but a big glass of water or some vegetables and a little exercise. But you aren't listening!

No one should have to ask someone else what is good for them or what the best thing for them to eat or do is.....if you are paying attention, your body will tell you. When sitting around watching TV for hours at a time, do you ever have a flicker of an idea that says, maybe I should go for a walk? (And you ignore it) Or maybe, your stomach hurts after a big binge on junk food; that's your body saying "Give me a break! Eat something healthy- PLEASE!"

We are all so distracted all the time, every moment of every day is filled with busy, busy, busy-ness that we don't think we have enough time to take care of ourselves. A little bit of quiet time (no radio, no friends or family, no TV) can help you put yourself back in touch with your body.

You will be amazed at how good feeling good really feels and you don't need a doctor to tell you how to get are a human after all, and you were born with that body of yours. Just like you instinctively know how to breath, the blue print for taking care of you body is part of you, the problem is that life keeps some of us from hearing our own advice. Trust yourself and take some time to really think about it and listen to your body!



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