Is a Healthy Lifestyle Worth It?
Sometimes I wonder if living a healthy lifestyle is worth it. I exercise, meditate, do yoga, and eat healthy (most of the time!). Why not just lay on the couch, eat Dairy Queen Blizzards for lunch and dinner, and skip the annual physicals?
Whenever I’m tempted to return to unhealthy living, I think of reasons why living a long — and healthy — life is worth it. The number one reason is: I want to be there for my son, wife, family, and community. I want to experience our 50th wedding anniversary party. I want to play with my future grandchildren. I want to be healthy enough to travel the world and experience new adventures. I want to keep pouring my life into others and feel like I’m making a difference. I want to continue to live life to the fullest up until the day I die, not spend the latter part of my existence battling sickness and disease.
Think about your own reasons for living healthy and use them as motivation to stay on the path.