How are your eating habits? Today I read in the news that a Danish research team has developed a pill that produces the hormone irisine. That is a hormone that can reduce white fat cells; usually you produce these hormones after regular exercise but now it is possible to loose weight without exercising. Apparently that’s great!
Exercise is not only for loosing weight. Exercise is extremely important for maintaining good health and I don’t understand why people insist on being inactive. If you do a little bit of exercise every day you will strengthen your immune system and get less sick. It seems we are living in a world where we are trying to avoid anything that could be remotely dangerous to our health.
People are scared of eating and touching things because of the risk of getting sick. Why don’t they use their common good sense and exercise to strengthen their body and immune system? We have a whole army of friendly bacteria that will fight for our health if we take good care of them – but we don’t!
Everyday we are warned about the risk of eating and touching things. Let me give you just a few:
1. Don’t drink water from the tap, it is not clean (this actually makes sense in some parts of the world)
2. Don’t drink bottled water, you are not guarantied that it is clean.
3. Don’t eat butter; you risk cancer.
4. Don’t eat red meat; you risk heart decease.
5. Don’t eat poultry; you risk salmonella infections.
6. Don’t eat salt; you risk high blood pressure.
7. Don’t eat sugar; you will get fat.
8. Don’t drink coffee or tee; it will damage your kidneys.
9. Don’t eat raw vegetables, you risk unfriendly bacteria and it is not enough cleaning them in water because of point #1.
10. Don’t eat processed food, because it is full of chemicals (ironically we don’t mind eating an arsenal of pills)
11. Don’t eat canned food; the cans will release unhealthy substances.
12. Don’t eat eggs; they are full of salmonella and cholesterol.
13. Don’t eat fish and shellfish; they are full of heavy metals.
14. Don’t drink milk; it will give allergies.
15. Don’t eat cheese it will harm you colon.
I could probably go on with the list because I see new things every day that we should not eat. But what should we do then? According to the list above it is impossible for us to live, we shouldn’t really be eating anything. But the dilemma is that if we avoid eating anything then we will die from starvation. Thus, we should just take a suicide pill and get it over with, because living is just too troublesome.
Do not focus on all the dangers in this world; use your common sense and trust your body’s ability to take care of those dangers if you take good care of your body. Develop good eating habits; develop good exercise habits; develop good sleep habit and use good sense.
All the above dangers are right; you do risk all these things, but not because you do these things or eat these things. You risk getting sick because you do not take care of your body and because you exaggerate the use of the above things. Too much of anything is bad to your health, but a little of everything is good to your health.
Did you know that if you choose to be a fanatic health freak you would end up being very lonely because you do not fit into any social environment? Research shows that people that don’t socialise and worry too much are generally unhappier, they are sicker and they don’t live as long as they could.
Think about it; sometimes it is healthier for you to drink a beer and eat a chocolate muffin than a well-cooked carrot!
Living is hard – you can die from it! We are surrounded by potential danger and that is what makes living interesting. Make a choice: Live or die; challenge danger or give up and take a suicide pill!