Why too much of a good thing isn’t so good

2167257715_a241c43899_nHave you ever enjoyed pizza so much that you couldn’t resist eating one scrumptious slice after another? Afterward, there’s a price to pay. This is usually accompanied by a stomach ache, tighter clothes and the next time you step on the scale, it will show.  Overindulging in our favorite, not-so-healthy foods might be good for our soul, but not so good for our waist-line.  Realistically though, we need to monitor more than just our pizza slices and weight if we really want to improve our health and quality of life. Finding that happy medium may be more difficult for some people than it is for others, but why is moderation so important in the first place? There are two main reasons:

First, from a dietary standpoint, even too much of a good thing can cause unhealthy ramifications. For instance, you may realize that fiber is necessary for digestive health and regular bowel movements. Excessive fiber however, can prevent your body from absorbing minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium and calcium, not to mention it might cause gas, bloating and diarrhea. Similarly, protein is an essential macronutrient, but if you’re eliminating all carbs in your diet so you can lose weight, this will put a strain on your kidneys. The list goes on. Hydrating is absolutely essential, yet even drinking too much water can cause problems!

Second, we are more than just our physical body. Optimal health includes a healthy mind, body and spirit. In every area of our lifestyle and health, we need to learn how to strike the right balance. This is an important PHS principle that can help us in multiple ways. Is working too many hours causing us to neglect time for fun, family and friends? If so, this has a negative impact on our mental and emotional well-being. Too much work and not enough play will eventually interfere with our productivity. Also in this day and age, social media and technology serve a purpose, but too much isn’t so good. It can actually make some people feel more socially isolated, depressed and detached. Being consumed by iPhones, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram selfies isn’t natural. This technology overload can easily waste our precious time and drain our energy. (Unless of course, you’re reading this blog!)

How do we apply the PHS principle of regaining balance? There are many ways to improve our lifestyle and reconnect with our natural self, yet our remedy also depends on what we need or more specifically, what is out of balance. Each of us are in a different place. Some of us need to get our priorities straight. Others need a break from technology. Perhaps we need to spend more time outdoors to absorb the healing benefits of nature. When you read the Proactive Health Solution, you will discover what resonates the most for you. This powerful book will meet you wherever you’re at. It can transform your lifestyle, enrich the lives of everyone you love and help you live life to the fullest. Click here to order your copy today!

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