Wear Your Mask on the Inside Too!

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else”- Les Brown

by Kathlene Richardson

A functioning, healthy body is the most precious gift we have, and we must value and honor this gift. One day, the heart will stop beating and the lungs will cease expanding. It is our duty to ensure that this day doesn’t come any sooner than it should. We should reciprocate and match the efforts of our body by nourishing it with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. We should strive to eat and drink good foods as gratitude, love and respect for the body that does everything in its power to keep us going. J. California Cooper has said, “The only thing, no matter how long you live; that is ever truly yours is your body”.

Everyone has their views on the mask mandates, social distancing requirements and the vaccine. Regardless of what decision you make, you are not absolved from the responsibility to take care of your body. There is no entity outside of yourself that can keep you healthy and whole. The body was designed to self-heal and self-regulate if given the right conditions. The mask you wear on the inside is just as important, if not more important than the mask you wear on your face. What is a mask on the inside? Your immune system. There are several things you must do to ensure your immune system is functioning at its peak, ready to deal with any foreign pathogen your body comes into contact with:

•Intermittent Fasting (17/7 method)

•Adequate sleep- 7.5-9 hours every night

•2 hours of sun, four times a week

•Drink half your body weight (in ounces) of water daily 

•Plant-based diet

•Exercise at least 3-4 times a week

Being healthy, happy, and whole is your birthright. You are completely responsible for your health. An overreliance on any system outside of a commitment to healthy lifestyle habits will leave you at the mercy of others.  You are never alone though. If you are ready to accept personal responsibility for your body, radically improve your health, and activate your mask on the inside, join me on September 13, 2021, for the premier Intermittent Fasting Program in America, The Fast Life 28 Day Challenge. Visit TFL28.com to sign up today.