Chapter 12. Committed To Self-Care

Goal: to have a healthy body and body weight

Self-care involves taking responsibility to assure you get sufficient water, nutrient and sleep to assure a healthy body and body weight

Self-care involves taking responsibility to assure you get sufficient water, nutrient and sleep to assure a healthy body and body weight

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.

Jim Rohn

We all have to take care of our own self: we have to eat, drink, and sleep daily. These are things, that only we can do for ourselves, how much we do of them is our own choice.  a personal level self care makes us feel good and live longer.On a practical level, it makes sense to make sure we are doing them well because it enhances all other facets of our wellbeing. Sadly, most of us are NOT taking care of ourselves well, two-thirds of Americans suffer from being overweight or obese, which causes a plethora of chronic diseases.[1]

Our committed to self-care goal is to secure the discipline to consistently nurture our bodies well—to continually secure necessary nutrients while maintaining an ideal body weight. The chapter outlines three key components of self-care for everyone (adequate sleep, water, and nutrition) and concludes with guidance on the single most important diet-related problem of our generation—prevention of obesity. Notably, the “energized and fit goal”  focus on the separate topic of enhancing fitness, although that is recognized as a key aspect of obesity prevention. We commence enhance our self-care by reviewing o key value required to consistently make good self-care choices a reality—willpower —the inner strength and self-discipline to overcome temptations.

Activities to enhance your commitment to self-care, your body health and a healthful body weight

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References

[1] National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “Overweight and Obesity Statistics,” 2012, retrieved on May 30, 2016, from http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/Pages/overweight-obesity-statistics.aspx