Today, a good friend of mine found himself in a health crisis. Not yet 40 years old, he ended up in the emergency room with symptoms of a heart attack. He was scared, to say the least. Up until today, he gleefully ate and drank whatever he pleased. He never exercised or moved his body in any way except to trudge the same well worn path between his sofa and his refrigerator. However, in spite of his physical girth, he is always happy. He is friendly and funny. Everyone likes him. He has a very nice disposition and is pleasant to be around. He is optimistic, calm and kind.
Then, there’s another friend of mine. She’s beautiful…like, fashion model beautiful. She eats only whole, organic foods. No sugar. No alcohol. She runs every day and weight trains three times a week. However, even with the physical beauty she possesses, she is not happy. She doesn’t like people much and will take every chance she gets to impart her unpleasant judgments. She’s no fun to be around because she’s so negative about everything. She complains about every aspect of her life. She is pessimistic, anxious and harsh.
Good health not only resides in the body but in the mind as well. You can be the happiest person alive, always jovial, never a bad word to say about anyone, but if you’re putting crap in your body, you can bet your body is going to crap out on you. You can be a health nut, exercising regularly and eating what’s good for you but if you’re mean spirited, you aren’t going to enjoy life and eventually your negative thoughts and words are going to have a negative impact on your body.
It’s amazing, isn’t it? How the human body and mind work together, balancing each other out and allowing us to thrive. If you find this to be fascinating as well, then a career in the Health Sciences might be a perfect fit. Minnesota Online offers over 69 different online programs relating to health. From Acute Care Nurse to Speech Language Pathology, there is bound to be a program that interests you!
Contributed by: Tess Blatti | Online Advisor