Health Care, Responsibility, and YOU (Part III)

This will be the final post about your responsibility to the health care system, but that doesn’t mean that the discussion ends here. There will no doubt be many future posts that discuss the value of physical activity, and the importance of personal responsibility. After all, that is what these three posts are about, individual responsibility. They are telling you to wake up and smell the coffee, and these posts are telling you that you have a job to do.

That job is simple. Be physically active every day of your life. Every shred of evidence shows that exercise is beneficial both physically and emotionally, and that your body will benefit from both cardiovascular exercise and strength training. Both of these activities show great promise in decreasing disease and extending life, and both should be incorporated into your life.

If you are not exercising or participating in physical activity ask yourself the following questions. Are you doing the right things for your body? Can you be more active in your life? Do you have time to include more exercise into your life? These are questions you can ask yourself, and without a doubt you will see easy answers. No, Yes, Yes. Each of these answers represents an area where you can improve as a person.

You have a responsibility to take care of the one body you were given. This responsibility is also an opportunity to live a longer and healthier life. Will you take that opportunity? If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact a credible professional who can point you in the right direction (21st Century Fitness).

The last piece is educating others. Education is an essential piece of living a full and happy life. If you remember from before, the more we know, the more we have the capacity to understand. This holds true in every aspect of life, and is very relevant here. The more you know about physical activity and health, the more likely you are to stay active. If you also teach these ideals to others, our society will live better, longer, and that my friends is changing the world. One person at a time.

Remember, if you are not moving forward you are moving backward.