14 Jun 2011
I recently saw an anatomy chart while I was waiting in an examination room of my doctors office. You know the kind? The kind that showcases all of your inner most parts from your muscles, to your digestive track, to your organs, and on and on and on?
As I sat there waiting for my appointment I began tracing the muscles in the anatomy chart over and over again with my eyes. I was mesmerized. It was at that moment that I really, really stopped to appreciate how every muscle in the body is connected. Every. Single One.
I didn’t stop there.
Over the next several minutes I soaked up the entire image and was quickly reminded how the little and big thing inside the body are connected and are programmed to work together.
What a gift. A complex gift, but a gift.
This picture got me thinking just how important it is to keep this gift as healthy as possible so every single thing we don’t see and often take for granted on the inside can work in tandem.
As a result of this trip to the doctors office I no longer look at my routine checkups or diet and exercise as something I do annually or day in and day out, or something I just do to keep my body in shape or to give it energy. I look at checkups (at the doc and the dentist too) as well as diet and exercise as my responsibility and as my job.
My job is to fuel my body with the right, quality nutrients and move my body to support what’s on the inside like my brain, my bones, and all of those other wildly oh-so-fascinating bodily functions. I think it’s a job we should all apply more energy towards.
Now I really must go book my next meeting at the gym with the chairman of my board.