Today, I am convinced that there are three great pillars of health: exercise, diet, and rest.
And I think that, in today’s society, we are not aware of the tremendous impact that these three points have on our lives, both in the number of years that we are going to live and in the quality of life that we are going to have (call it happiness, if you want).
At the age of 25, I lost my mother to cancer. Indeed if I had known before what I know now, I could have helped her. Perhaps it would not have saved her (that we will never know), but I do believe that the probability of her suffering from that terrible disease would have been much lower.
My mother didn’t see me graduate from college (yes, it took me a while to finish my degree). She wasn’t there on my wedding day either. Nor did she get to know her grandchildren.
Now I am a mother. I have two children. And I want to be there for them for many years. I want to see them grow. I want to be an example for them. And I want to meet my grandchildren (if they decide to have them) and be able to play with them.
But it is also that I resist seeing myself as an “older” person. Maybe I have what they call the Peter Pan syndrome, the child who does not want to grow up. I want to continue doing things like playing soccer, doing a handstand, rolling on the ground, running for a run, and climbing a tree …
As I approach 40, I see many people my age burdened by work and family responsibilities. And with health (and a physical aspect) in free fall.
They have not dedicated time to what should be their number 1 priority. Because if you are not well, you cannot help others: your partner, children, friends, coworkers, etc.
For this reason, I want to give other people sources to read that are working for me and that science supports.
To feel better about themselves, with their body, and to enjoy their life.
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