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Can We Afford to Gamble With Our Health?

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Thursday, July 09, 2020

I asked my friend, “Do you like to gamble when you visit the casinos?” She answered, “Oh No! I only go there when they have a great show (before the virus) or go to dinner. We work too hard to throw our money away!”

I feel the same way since money does not grow on trees. I never ascribed to: “There’s more where that came from.”

At the same time, something that is worked hard for has value. We should not squander our money or our time...There are many ways we can care for ourselves.

Can we afford to gamble with our health? The other day I had a conversation with a lady I know. She went back to work after being off due to virus closures. She said she sat sewing for hours, then sat and watched television with her husband, who was disabled from a stroke. This couple is in their early sixties. She said when she returned to work, she was terribly sore, and her back ached from not being physical for over two months.

Also talked to someone who said, “Why should I care, after all I am 70 now, and just have no get up and go.”

In contrast, I have a spark friend, Martha324, who is such an inspiration here in sparks and made an indelible impression on me. Martha tells of changes she made in October of 2011. She knew dieting would not work, so made gradual changes, lost 50 pounds and then the unexpected happened. Martha had a heart attack!... 💔.... In her words: “That was a wakeup call for what I was doing could not stop!”

What I admire about her is that she took her health so serious that she made exercise, primarily walking, a part of her daily lifestyle! She took off all the weight needed and looks like a picture for health! Her mantra is: "Daily exercise is non-negotiable.” She makes no excuses. She was fortunate to not die but live after such an event....I am honored to follow her emoticon .....And give her a shout!

My health is not something I take for granted or can afford to gamble with.

I have always said, “If we don’t take care of our bodies, then we risk someone else taking care of us. I do not think anyone wants to lose their independence and depend on our loved ones OR risk going to a care facility because we are no longer to live independently.

I have a family member who is 99 who has been living in a care facility, and even with insurance, they are extremely costly.

I know I am worth it—so are you. ....💓....Our health and well being is at stake, and we must find ways to rise and say:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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