Living Healthy

| January 13, 2012 More

Health was once thought of as simply the absence of disease, but in recent times many agree that it is much more than this; having physical, mental, social, emotional, spiritual, and environmental components.

It has recently occurred to me that it also has a strong attitudinal component. This idea has come into focus over the last few months as I’ve seen several elderly clients in my clinic who have all struck me as being “healthy”, despite having serious ailments. They each possessed a certain zest for life. Although this may seem contradictory, I don’t think it is. You see, each one saw me to help look after and optomise what they had. And this, i.e. what they had rather than what they did not have, was their focus. It strikes me that this attitude is closely coupled with another; gratitude.

Focus is a powerful thing, and I believe our health benefits as we focus not on what we don’t have, but on all that we do, and being thankful for and cherishing it.

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Eucale is a passionate Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) who loves food and helping people maxamise their health. She is also a wife and mum and enjoys cooking, running, gardening, and bushwalking.

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