Hear your body say “STOP!”

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Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.” — Marcus Valerius Martialis

With the world becoming more developed and advanced, life is not as simple as it used to be.  Many of these changes brought positive results in people’s lives such as discovering cures to many diseases that were deemed incurable fifty or hundreds of years ago; or the continuous advancements and innovation in technology that can be used to perform procedures in many difficult to impossible medical situations, to name a few.

However, along with these developments, there is always a “setback”.  With life increasingly becoming fast paced, often people tend to neglect an important part of their lives—health.

Today’s world is trying to go back to basics with all the health-related ingredients and processes that are incorporated in products and activities, which is good; and we strive to somehow choose food and activities that seem right for us, but it is not entirely sure that these compliment or improve our health. It is true that when you turn on the television, you will be bombarded with hundreds of health related shows and commercials.  However, did any of those programs or products actually work?  Those offered products or programs may or may not be suitable for everybody.  “Results may vary!” as the manufacturers and authors of those programs or products would always say to avoid health complications and of course, legal implications.

Being healthy is not just strictly following a diet or an exercise program, it is a way of life.  It may be an overused line but, it is true.  There is nothing wrong in following a diet or an exercise program, but it should be proven or per doctor’s advice. However, we should also not disregard simple but essential things that our body really needs such as sleep, hydration, proper diet, recreation, etc.

On April 7, 2013, World Health day is observed to celebrate the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and to promote the importance of global health.  Each year, the World Health Day celebration has different health themes to tackle major health issues. This year’s theme is high blood pressure and its ultimate goal is to reduce heart attacks and strokes through greater awareness, healthful behaviors, improved detection, and enabling environments.

In celebration of the World Health Day, CSI Professionals would like to invite everybody to take time to relax and unwind even just for one day.  Spend your time with family and friends, and spend quality time with them, or have an alone time by the beach, pool, or even just in your own room.  Stop for a while and allow your body to recuperate and catch up.

Always be reminded that one of life’s greatest treasures is having a healthy body.  It allows you to live your life to the fullest, aside from other significant factors such as relationships and achievements.  There are many who want to do a lot of things even as simple as going to work, spending time outdoors, etc. but are unable to do so, because of their sensitive bodies won’t allow them to.

It is not a bad idea to LISTEN to your body from time to time, and SLOWDOWN.  It shows that you value your body, thus your life.  It is one of the best ways to appreciate our body and be thankful for being healthy.

Reference:  http://www.who.int/world-health-day/en/

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