She has a lifelong passion for fitness that began with gymnastics, swimming, diving, and has only grown with age. Erica loves to run, dance, and practice yoga. She is an artist in the kitchen creating meals that are good for you, but still make your mouth water long after the meal is done. To top it all off, she has a passion for teaching, which means she wants to help each of us become the healthiest version of ourselves that's hiding and waiting to come out. I hope you enjoy getting to know Erica through her writing and learning from her along the way. Enjoy today's food for thought from our health conscious friend...
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: there is a reason LIFE is first!
It's easy to lower our standards by falling prey to "the best we can get." Often times, it's not until we find parallels in the greatness of those around us that we are willing to expect more of ourselves.
Many people are using emergency room services as a means for basic healthcare, subsisting on low cost, highly processed foods, and/or eschewing exercise regimes due to financial limitations. What a shame this is! Not only are we discouraging routine and preventive care, but we are also propagating the idea of health as an exclusive member's only club. What's more-this is a total lie. Prioritizing one's health should and will save money!
What if we change the game? What if we empower EVERYBODY to take ownership of his or her health? Maybe we offer free gym memberships, fitness activities, nutrition counseling, and subsidized local produce for those who can't afford it?
Do you think this would help people become more proactive? Make them more receptive to change?
I think it starts with making the tools of a positive healthy lifestyle available to all people. Sharing is caring right?