One of my favorite laments (at least one of the oldest ones) is that we as human beings tend to take better care of our cars than we do our bodies.
Why is that?
When you think about it, our bodies are a vehicle too. Ask anyone who has been incapacitated by an injury–even temporarily–and they can tell you how frustrating it was to be well and perfectly mobile one minute and stationary the next.
My brief episode on crutches following a foot surgery gave me a good appreciation for this.
Yet, the average person can justify maintenance for the vehicle they drive, long before they can justify an investment in their own well being. Never mind that the vehicle you drive, if it lasts ten years, will still be exchanged for another that performs better–and that is just not a luxury we have with our bodies.
So if our body were treated like our car, perhaps we would…
Give them the very best fuel we could to help them perform their best.
Take care of anything that needs repair before it got to be too limiting
Avoid overtaxing the engine and internal workings to maintain its usefulness
If we treated our bodies like the amazing vehicles they truly are, and understood it may be the only transportation we can truly own and that it must last 7, 8, 9 decades, how much more care would we or could we give it?
There is no right or wrong answer, only the outcome you desire…