A wellness lifestyle is something many people need more than they realize.
When you arrive at the age that — instead of reading the sports page or the headline news first — you begin your day with the Obituaries, you may start noticing some things about people’s choice of vocations that are disturbing. A lot of the importance we place on having wealth, good health care, and a respected career goes out the window.
I’ve been noticing that a shocking number of people barely make it to retirement age after working a lifetime in white collar professional jobs. I find that very interesting, don’t you?
If the people with what are supposedly “the best jobs” don’t even live long enough to collect any of their well-earned retirement funds, what does that tell you? We’re talking about people with respected positions in the community, plenty of money, and solid marriages who still drop dead by age sixty-two or so.
Some of my own friends have died recently, so I know a lot more about their lives and can speculate about what caused their health to fail them at such a young age.
Here is my theory about why this is happening:
#1) There is a stress inherent in working for an organization, on someone else’s impossible deadlines, doing work that is not really of your choosing
#2) These people have not had the time and leisure to afford themselves a wellness lifestyle
What Is A Wellness Lifestyle?
My definition is that it is “a way of living that is conducive to health and wellness”.
We all know we should eat more wisely, but if we’re traveling or in meetings most of the day, it is hard to get the best quality food for our health. We’re at the mercy of fast food providers and caterers’ ideas of what is healthy. We certainly don’t have time or the opportunity to prepare exactly what we know our body needs, so our nutritional defenses are weakened.