There is not much in the way of arguments when it comes to the power of education for improving one's lot in life. This can also be seen in the level of knowledge that people have about their health and in particular their diet. Because ignorance of how certain foods affect your body is no excuse for getting fat!
There are way too many overweight and indeed obese people in Western society these days. And a lot of it is simply because people don't know what the effect of what they are eating and drinking is having on their bodies.
If they did, they would certainly go some way to correcting their problem at its source. It just goes to highlight the importance of health education and how getting the best information you can about your health can really make a huge difference.
With the growing numbers of obese people putting extra strain on the health services and hospitals, it makes a ton of good sense to spend some more time, effort and even money on trying to get this message across to people. The message is that eating all that processed, junk food and drinking all that soda is just sending them to an early grave via a hospital bed.
It's not a nice thing to think about or even to read about, but it's the stark and unforgiving truth of the matter. People seem to have forgotten how to eat slowly and eat right and look after their bodies.
Yet with the proper education, they can learn and progress toward a better level of personal physical health. It only takes the will and the desire to improve.
Exercise seems to have been all but forgotten about like walking to boost the effectiveness of your diet. Or getting any form of daily activity for that matter.
Yet it really doesn't take very much effort to haul yourself up from your spot on the sofa in front of the television and get out of the house. Once outside in the fresh air, the first thing you might be tempted to do is to walk someplace. Pick up the pace and amaze yourself at how many calories you can burn for just a half hour's worth of brisk walking!
It then becomes easier to take it to the next level. The walk could turn into a run. Or the walk could take you to the local swimming pool for a nice swim! Or it could take you to the sports center for a game of badminton, tennis, basketball or whatever with some friends.
The possibilities open up to you once you take action and get up and out of the house.
So next time you are about to pull the ring pull on that next can of soda, think twice about where you would like those extra few hundred calories worth of fat to be deposited in your body.
Your waist, perhaps? Or maybe your thighs? How about the top of your arms or even your cheeks? Well, if you think you have room for some more blubber, then go ahead and drink up!
Yes, that was pretty nasty and not very politically correct, but when your health is on the line, what would you rather be told? That you should really be a little careful of what you eat and drink? Or that drinking that next can of soda is going to add to some more fat to your already expanding waistline?
The best form of education is self education, because it's something you do voluntarily. When you do something because you want to do it, you give yourself more power and naturally put more energy into getting it done. Your health is a good place to start.