2. My family wants me around for as long as possible and I want to be around as long as possible. I have children and I want to be live for at least a few years after they move out of the house. I love them very much, but the teenage years are horrid. After the turbulent years are over, I would be cheating myself if I wasn't healthy enough to enjoy the time with them when they've (hopefully) turned into responsible people.
3. It costs money to be sick and that's money that could be well-spent on other things. You might have to buy medication, pay a co-pay at a doctor's office, sometimes there are unpaid absences from work, hospital stays. Whatever the case may be, I can deal with it when there's an unavoidable illness, or when lupus symptoms come up because, well, I have lupus. But when I'm sick just because of bad choices on my part, I'm a little ticked off with myself.
4. Life is so much more pleasurable when you're feeling good. When you feel good mentally and physically, you can do more of the things you want to do, from running track to a simple card game with friends. We have more options when we're in good health.
5. Health problems lead to more health problems. I'm annoyed as it is with the health issues I have. I don't want more. When we don't take care of the issues we have now, we end up with more issues.
There's obviously more reasons than this to take care of ourselves but these are 5 that motivate me. I'm sure you're not going out to buy a barrel of fruits and vegetables after reading this article. But I hope you will at least consider why you personally have good reasons to stay healthy!
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