Personal Health Journal entry #1
For me health is working proactively to make sure my mind, body and soul, are functioning at a high level. I don’t believe you have to run a marathon to be considered healthy. However I do believe in order to be healthy, a person must treat their body and mind as a high performance machine that requires constant maintenance and quality fuel. According to the two assessments I completed for this entry, I have an excellent chance at living beyond 85. To maintain my current state of health I do aerobic physical training at least three times per week, and strength train twice a week. To maintain a healthy mind I constantly work on my personal relationships and surround my self with positive and supportive people. I am not a Bible thumper, but enjoy reading inspirational passages from the Bible to enhance my spiritual fitness. Two areas that I need to work on concerning my personal health are my eating and sleeping habits. Simply put I need to eat more quality foods and less junk food. The barriers to me eating better are that my busy daily schedules require me to eat on the go. But with a little extra effort I believe I can solve this problem. Recently I have rededicated myself to eating more quality foods at and can already feel the benefits. Getting more quality sleep is proving more of a challenge to me. I have had problems with insomnia my whole adult life, but I plan on using some of the techniques I learned in this class to get a better night’s sleep on a regular basis. My personal health goal is not to reach the performance level of an elite athlete, but to maximize my life expectancy and quality of life.
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