Expert Advice

Health is everything: do the things you like doing

B2B Editor4 July 2013

Health is everything: do the things you like doing

Prevention is the best cure and forming a healthy identity… will ensure you spend more time doing things you like doing.

We’ve all been guilty of using the cold as an excuse to sit on the couch. The funny thing is once we’ve set camp under three or four blankets, an apple while we watch our second movie for the afternoon is rarely the snack of choice. Unfortunately, one unhealthy practice cascades into detrimental exercise and eating habits. Not surprisingly detrimental lifestyle practices leads to an avalanche of detrimental health risk factors and thousands and thousands of dollars spent on tertiary health services. The worst thing about this phenomenon is that chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, creep up on us overtime and by the time we react to the problem it’s way too late.

Prevention is a the best cure and forming a healthy identity regardless of what season it is will ensure you spend more time doing things you like doing. The famous philosopher and motivational speaker Alan Watts once told his students, “better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.”As much I as get a kick out of hearing this, I’m going to go one step further and ask: What if the things we love doing are limited to our health? The answer is simple. Work towards your personal health goals, live longer and start living life to the fullest. Because when you really think about it, your health is the critical factor in all life situations; whether it’s your family, job or personal aspirations. It makes sense to invest in your health and it makes even more sense to invest in your health now.

To make things easier, there are a number of health professionals in Canberra that have put in the years at university and other health institutes. They are able to steer you in the right direction in regards to health, living and happiness. Again, I recommend seeking a health profession with a university degree as they have a greater range of knowledge that can adapt to your life situations.

Healthy Identity provides premium health services and programs that are safe and sustainable for life. Whether you need to eat healthier, exercise more or manage your lifestyle, Robbie and the Healthy Identity team can facilitate a program that ensures these practices are second nature. This will enable you to finally do the things you like doing for longer. For more information or to start a personal/group health program, call Robbie on 0423366014 or send an email to [email protected].

Robbie Manzano is founder and managing director of Healthy Identity. Robbie has degrees in Human Nutrition and Coaching Science from the University of Canberra and has completed a Graduate Certificate Public Health from Curtin University.[email protected] 0423 366 014