How Much Do You Value Your health?

By: Nikki Nies

One of the main aspects of humans that make us different are our values.  Our values not only dictate our decisions, but can and will dictate our futures.  Unfortunately, one’s health is not always at the forefront of mind, which is evident with the ever rising obesity rates.

I’m not hear to criticize you’re values or state that you need to try harder, but to recognize why you’re not able to fit all needs within the time given.  I understand every situation, person is different, however, one’s health is one priority that should never be too far away from one’s forefront of the mind.

Your childhood and adolescent years definitely shape the outlook and priorities, but it doesn’t have to be the end all be all.  I grew up with homemade meals and freshly cooked snacks, which I know isn’t how every one grew up, but I’m grateful for that. I realize that has immensely contributed to my interest and passion in nutrition.  However, as many other nutrition professionals consider themselves, I know I would’ve been a foodie at heart even if I hadn’t grown up with parents in the kitchen.

The point I’m trying to make is that you have to reassess how much time and effort you’re putting into you health!

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