By Dr. Rick Tague
Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you a person who has discovered a success-producing routine! You and I have both seen it. Look around you at those that are floundering in some area of life. Almost always, they have failed to discern and implement a daily routine that allows them to flourish.
Examples are all around us. A highly experienced psychiatrist was quoted recently as saying, “In all my years of practice, I have never met a patient who was clinically depressed who was physically fit.” You see, those who have a routine that keeps them physically fit receive multiple other benefits in terms of both physical and emotional health. A routine that produces physical fitness also tends to produce emotional and mental health. That is simply one example.
How about a routine to achieve optimal nutrition? A recent research study showed that those following typical American diets would need to consume 27,000 calories of common foods to receive the recommended intake of ESSENTIAL nutrients. Common foods are very low on nutrient content, so, as a result, very large quantities would be required to achieve nutrient intake goals.
That study tells us that vitamin and mineral supplements as a routine is truly essential for optimal nutritional intake! Just what I’ve been saying for years! We must establish a routine that results in a healthy nutritional status for us if we are to achieve optimal health. Nutrition is the key driving force for optimal health. There is no getting around it.
Getting the correct major nutrients such as protein and healthy fats is also a challenge. We must establish a routine of proper foods to make this happen. Once that proper routine for your particular needs is established, implementation will immediately begin producing benefits.
Sleep, activity levels, stress management, social health, spiritual health, as well as optimal physical health and optimal weight are all dependent upon following a proper and intentional daily routine. If you don’t know how to get started in the process of discovering your routine for success in health, let us help. 7 out of 10 deaths in the U.S. are related to what people put into their mouths! If we could control the nutritional routine of ourselves and those around us, what an impact it would have.