Posts tagged ‘Health’

July 7, 2012

Rule #7 Facing Barriers (Getting Over Those Humps) 25 Rules for Better Health

by Patrick Dykie
 
     I hope you’ve enjoyed my first six “Rules for Better Health.” We’ve already looked at such things as not dieting, but rather making meaningful lifestyle changes, honestly evaluating yourself, forging a belief system, hiding your scale, realizing that perfection is an illusion, and setting realistic goals to strive for. As you can see, while dieting and exercise are important to our overall health, there are many more things we need to look at, including many psychological and behavioral factors. I hope you take something with you today, but more importantly, I hope you all live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
June 26, 2012

BMI

by Patrick Dykie

     I was reading an article in the paper about how a federal agency called the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force wants Physicians to start monitoring their patients “Body Mass Index, or BMI for short. This is being seen as a means to help patients to be more aware of their health, and to help fight obesity in America. I decided to write a post for the health section of the Dark Globe to help people understand what  BMI is, and if it’s a fair measurement of whether we are over-weight.

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June 23, 2012

Humility

by Patrick Dykie

  

     I decided to write a post about humility, as I thought of my own life over the past few years. I’ve dealt with health problems, the loss of my job, long-term unemployment, and serious financial problems. I’m back to work, and things have gotten better, but I learned some important lessons on humility. I also found that learning humility and being humble could be two of the hardest things that any of us could ever accomplish. It seems almost impossible to be truly humble. Not only do we live in a world where instant gratification is the norm, but one in which high self-esteem and confidence along with accomplishment are things we strive for and are rewarded for.

      It seems that everything today revolves around me, myself and I. We live in a world where athletes, actors, and the rich are put up on pedestals and looked up to, and idolized. Accomplishment or success at any cost is rewarded, while failure is looked down upon. Being humble is often seen as a weakness. People believe that if we are humble others will step all over us. How can we learn humility when it seems to go against our basic human nature? Humans have a basic need to be recognized for what we accomplish.

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