Tuesday, February 9, 2010

if you...

if you brush your teeth every day for the health of your teeth - shouldn't you also exercise every day for the health of your body?

from our very first tooth it is ingrained into us to take care of our teeth - we are taugh to brush them, floss them and rinse them. we are told not to eat food that rots them. the dentist tells us about sugar bugs. and for the most part we all learn and we all do take care of our teeth. we need them. teeth are important. strong teeth. white teeth. clean teeth.

why do we not put the same emphasis on the health of our bodies? we are supposed to exercise a minimum 30 minutes a day. supposed to. not have too - like we have to brush our teeth. we only have one body, and we need to take care of it. we should be taught that running, playing, and jumping are just as important for us to do flossing, rinsing, and brushing.

we need to change our state of mind when it comes to exercise. exercise is necessary for living a healy life - it is just as important as as hygiene, and breakfast.
i challange you to try to think of your health as something you must work to maintain every day - just like you maintain your teeth.
it takes 21 days to form a new habit - make exercise a habit. do 30 minutes of activity every day and feel better - live better.

2 comments:

Whats Up Janice said...

thanks for the inspiration - I have done 25 minutes of walking the last two days! it is a start, or should I say a startover for me!

Haley said...

I totally agree, we have all got to get moving more! I want to live in a place where everything is walking distance and walk to the market and schools. That would be great.

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