Learning to develop a healthy lifestyle is not just a matter of eating clean and exercising regularly. If it were only that easy, obesity and the health risks that follow would not be a major problem today. There are many culprits that contribute to this dilemma and to the collapse of our entire health care system at large. People are quick to point the finger at everything from our government, to the environment we were raised in, to fast-food chains and so on. Perhaps the biggest culprit is the fragmentation we can find within the current health education arena. For centuries, it has been missing a fundamental, universal template to teach individuals how to develop a healthy lifestyle. After all, it’s still facing this quandary—how could it instruct people along this enlightened path, while at the same time empower them to take responsibility for all aspects of their health and well-being—in mind, body and spirit? Wouldn’t that be counter-intuitive, complicated and create too many divisions? On the contrary, it is precisely this lack of crucial structure and educational leadership that has led to the conditions that plague our health and all of its faltering systems.
So what can be done?
The Proactive Health Solution (PHS) offers a comprehensive strategy. With five main components, it provides this educational roadmap that is so critically needed. It’s built on the premise that we each have a unique life journey, and although we all face problems in this life, we’re also endowed with the power of choice. That being said, there’s no better time to evaluate our lifestyle than at the start of each New Year. Also, we are more than just our physical bodies which means we have to work on other aspects of our health and well-being as well—the mental, emotional, and spiritual.
The PHS is an integrated model with multiple facets. It will speak to us based on what we need the most and help us to discover for ourselves the best way to progress from one component to the next. When we view the five components as a hierarchy, (PHS Pyramid) we have direction. If we view them as a star, we have hope. We need both direction and hope to guide us; for without either, we are lost and hopeless. Notice the star on the cover of my book? The five point’s represent these important components and twinkling within are the principles. As you implement the PHS principles, they will begin to reflect the cuts that are made within you to create a greater brilliance—to bring out the best in you and make you shine with optimal health.
Philippians 2:14: “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.”