Are you healthy? Health is not really something most people think about often or even at all. It is something we take for granted, forgetting that our bodies are magnificent beings of living tissue performing thousands of processes automatically without us even thinking about it. Keep throwing a spanner in the works, and overloading your body with disease producing chemicals and at some point it will become overloaded and will be unable to protect you any longer.
“It takes just five seconds to change your life,” says Mel Robbins author of the bestselling book The 5-Second Rule. This does not sound feasible but according to Mel, it is science, you change your life one five-second decision at a time.
Mel created the rule at a time in her life when everything around seemed to be falling apart, her marriage was on the rocks, her finances, her career and her self-esteem. She was at an all-time low, so low that to climb out of bed in the morning became a struggle.
The reason why was a simple one, she just did not feel like it.
This behaviour is what researchers call a “habit loop.” Mel would roll over and keep hitting the snooze button and that simple behaviour became a pattern encoded in her brain.
One night a TV commercial caught her attention, a rocket launching into space to be exact. Intrigued by the methodical five-second countdown, 5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off! Fire and smoke filled the screen and the rocket launched off into space.
“Mens sana in corpore sano,” a latin phrase, translated as “a sound mind in a sound body” or “a healthy mind in a healthy body.” This simple phrase is widely used across many sporting and educational platforms primarily to drive home the fact that physical exercise is an essential part of mental and psychological well-being.
The phrase can be traced way back to the Roman empire when a poet by the name off Juvenal was trying to teach his fellow Roman citizens the virtues that he believed the gods had bestowed upon them to enrich their lives in different ways.
Today, somewhat removed from its original context the phrase has acquired a range of different meanings. Some interpretations understand it as meaning that only a healthy mind can lead to a healthy body, then again perhaps it means that a healthy body can produce and sustain a healthy mind.
Whichever way you look at it, a healthy body, and a healthy mind, are inextricably linked; joined by an invisible thread that weaves them togethe...
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