Why Health Should Be Everyone’s Number One Priority

Every night before I go to bed I brush my teeth and even though my dentist scares the hell out of me about how important it is to floss, I definitely don’t do it as much as I should.

Sad but true.

I know it’s REALLY important to floss but I just can’t seem to convince myself that it is THAT important to do every night, especially when I’m really tired.

I think this is also the case for a lot of people when it comes to eating healthy and exercising.

It’s just not something that is very high on the priority list when there are so many other things that need to get done.

But it should be.

I think when it comes to the health of our entire body, we need to take it more seriously. As a matter of fact I think it’s the most important investment a Dad can make.

If you look at worst case scenarios, if you neglect flossing enough, I guess you could end up needing a root canal or maybe even having a tooth removed.

But if we continuously neglect the health of our entire body the worst case scenario could be death.

Hey, it might be a bit morbid but it’s true.

That’s the worst case scenario but all the other little things leading up to that aren’t pretty either!

On the very low end of the scale we may be too tired to do some of the things that really matter like playing with our kids or our immune systems may become weak which would make it easier to pick up illnesses like colds, flu etc. which make it really hard to manage the day to day requirements of life.

On the other end of the scale, possible consequences for not taking our health seriously could be things like chronic illness, stroke, cancer etc.

Not so pretty.

The reason for us not taking our health seriously boils down to one thing. It’s just not a top priority.

But I think it should be everyone’s Number One Priority, especially Parents.

We are responsible for making sure our little tikes grow up to be healthy, happy citizens able to take care of themselves in this world.

So, it’s really important that we are here for them at least long enough until they can make it on their own.

I don’t know about you, but I want to be here for a long time.

I want to be there to walk Leah down the isle and watch her create her own family.

If I’m lucky enough, maybe I’ll even be here to meet my great grandchildren.

So, I ask you this.

Is your health your number 1 priority?

6 thoughts on “Why Health Should Be Everyone’s Number One Priority”

  1. Hi Tim,

    You’re definitely right ! Right now, being healthier as well as getting back in shape is one of my top priorities. My little one deserves it !

    Keep motivating us with your great articles!


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  3. Simple way to avoid bad eating habits… Carry around in your car or office a small collapsible cooler filled with fruit, protein bars and water. So when you get an urge to eat, open the cooler instead of your wallet for that crappy vending machine!

  4. Awesome tip Glenn!

    Not only is that a great way to eat healthy on the road but it also saves time and money! A triple win!

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