Plotting your way to health
Some of you may know that I’m not a big fan of dogma. I do hope that I’ve made it pretty obvious.
However, this one principle that has been described as dogmatic, I find quite useful when trying to improve in any way whatsoever.
I may not subscribe to such ideas when relating to life philosophy, or maybe even in business, but I do believe it makes sense in this case:
You can’t manage what you don’t measure.
We are privileged that our employer provides us with annual health care checks wherein the basics are measured:
- Blood pressure
- Total Cholesterol
- Body Mass
- Blood Sugar
I have been looking back at my results from 2012 up to now, and it just struck me that, had I not been keeping track of these, the improvement/ changes would not be apparent.
I tend get any problems (mainly haemoglobin/ iron for me) checked more frequently. I have tested various treatment strategies for that, following my own understanding of how I feel, and the advice of my trusted healthcare professional – not medication being forced down my throat by someone unwilling to investigate the cause effectively.
Through this post I simply wish to give you that little nudge to start:
- Having your basic health check done at least annually
- Tracking your health check results
- Eating clean(er), sleeping enough, doing some exercise and spending more time in nature
I’m convinced that point 3 can truly address the majority of our health concerns.
It may assist you in the long run that any improvement or problems become apparent sooner rather than later. Also, there’s that elusive pat on the back…
Sometimes it’s just really nice to look back, feel proud and think,
I’ve come SUCH a long way 🙂
This briefly brings me back to a point I tend to go on and on about in my writing:
If you need a hero, look no further. Be your own hero.
In the long run, ONLY YOU can fix your health or your emotional or mental state.
Lastly, digest these two concepts:
Every great journey begins with a single step.
Everything begins with what you tell yourself. Be kind, but be brave.
Now go forth and #BeYourOwnHero!