If you are NOT covering the basics in health related fitness components, it’s only a matter of time before you suffer the consequences.
Nurture your body, or neglect it and push yourself into an early grave!
Worse yet, your neglect could end up pushing you into a sick bed and your suffering could possibly go on for years and years and years!
Do you have any idea what you need to do to provide yourself with the basics for health building?
Bad habits die hard!
“Hey, I need my vices to get through the week!”
If you aren’t suffering… why worry?
Because, when your suffering begins, you will have no choice but to suffer!
Sully was a very stubborn-proud man. He lived a life of fast cars and fun vacations.
He lived in the most beautiful tiny village for 50 years, yet he didn’t know a soul in town accept Val, who is everyone’s hair dresser.
“Well, I’ve spent a lot of time at my home on the mainland”, was his excuse.
Sully developed a cardiac condition,
“Just like my dad.”
He actually did pretty well.
The stubborn old guy had a bum ticker, but he managed to continue his harried pace for quite a few years.
When his wife passed away, he started looking bad in a hurry.
His one friend in town gave me a call, asking if I would go by and “check on him”. She was hoping I could get him to accept help to arrange the care and household assistance he needed.
Sully lived alone on a sprawling piece of property, he didn’t know his neighbors, and they couldn’t see his home from theirs. Val was really concerned that the old guy would drop dead and nobody would know about it.
He could rot before he missed his next hair appointment.
The problem was … Sully was suffering but he wouldn’t admit it!
The guy was blue, and his feet were the size of cantelope and a sickly purple color.
When I asked him how he felt he said… “fine.”
Just bending to sit caused groaning and grunting.
“First order of business! Oxygen, and pain management.”
I could see where we needed to begin, but Sully assured me,
“Don’t worry about my oxygen level, I’m fine, and I don’t have any pain.”
“I feel exactly the same as I did when I was 30 years old,” insisted Sully.
Well, it was obvious that Sully didn’t feel fine, but there was no convincing him.
Swollen purple ankles that look like they are about to explode must hurt … wouldn’t you think?
It was a good week before the cleaning lady found Sully’s body when he passed 2 months later.
What Health Related Fitness Components Might Your Loved One Be Ignoring?
1. Swollen ankles
- If you have significantly swollen ankles or even belly, you have water in your lungs!
- You can’t breathe through fluid
- Water pills are managing symptoms but are NOT healing
2. Nutritionally deficient calories
- Canned foods are not nutritionally dense and are loaded with salt but they are easy.
- Fresh produce is tough to keep in stock if you can’t get around but this is the nutrition that heals.
- Nutritional supplementation can be life saving if compliance is consistent.
- The less you move the weaker your heart will get.
- The weaker your heart gets the less oxygen makes it to your cells
- Decreased oxygen means increased pain which means decreased activity
I could tell that Sully was sad, lonely, and hurting.
If you have a family member who is concerning you but refusing help, don’t give up!
One of the most helpful tools you can put in an aging loved ones home is a supplemental oxygen source. You’ll have to convince them it is a helpful tool rather than a sign of weakness, but if they get the message they will prove it to themselves in a weeks time. Oxygen enhanced activity and sleep is powerfully and quickly healing!
Click on the link below for a home oxygen source.
Carrie Tucker, RCP
The Life Breath Coach
Heart Failure Solutions
PS– Remember everyday:
Relax and Release tension
- Exhale Slowly
Be active in a way that adds Joy to your life
Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter