Thumbing through the latest issue of Forbes, I flipped to the last page where I usually find quotes about different topics. The topic for the current issue? Thoughts on Diets. Here are a few choice quotes from the article:
- The toughest part of being on a diet is shutting up about it. –Gerald Nachman
- We never repent having eaten too little. –Thomas Jefferson
- In eating, a third of the stomach should be filled with food, a third with drink and the rest left empty. –Talmud
For more interesting, humourous and thoughtful quotes definitely check out the article.
I want to leave you with the final quote on that page, because this really made me think:
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. –I Corinthians 3:17
I typically shy away from any form of religious references in my posts and believe strongly that a person’s religious beliefs are his or her own. But even if you exclude the references to God in the quote above, what you are left with is this simple fact: Your body is your temple. You can get away from anyone and anything but wherever you are, this shell is what you live in. You breathe, eat, work and sleep in it.
We spend hours cleaning our homes, offices and desks but oftentimes put little thought into cleaning up this temple of ours and respecting it with the care it deserves. Our very ability to lead healthy, productive lives depends on the peak performance of this shell and its in our best interest to keep this machine well oiled and trim. Think about how often we hear of digestive issues, heart-related problems, high blood-sugar or high blood pressure affect a person’s ability to live and work efficiently. A healthful diet and fitness regimen can help us protect this shell and in turn make us more productive and efficient.
Live Well and Respect Your Temple!