I’m laid up for a week or two with a pulled adductor muscle which is stopping me from running. Not being able to run is terrible news to me as it is so much a part of who I am. This got me thinking about habits – running is a habit to me but why do most of the people I know prefer to take up bad habits rather than good…?
I know people who smoke, who drink too much and who bite their nails but I don’t know anyone else who runs. Most people I know make a choice to be unhealthy by their diet and lack of exercise but I just don’t get why.
While studying to be a nutritionist I learnt about the virtue of adding seeds into your diet. Since that time I have added seeds daily and love the effect they have on my body. This is what I do – I learn something new and add it into my life. Since finding out that running was one of the best things you can do for your health I have become a regular runner.
I know that smoking is bad for me therefore I’m not interested in it – beside it not being healthy, it costs money and makes you smell bad – why on earth would I want to take that up as a habit? I’m coming to the conclusion that most people like being unhealthy – it gives them something to talk about. How many times have you heard about people boasting about how drunk they got on a Friday night and how hung over they were the next morning? That sounds much more interesting than having an early night and going for a run the next morning!
Trouble is that I don’t find that interesting in the slightest – which is perhaps why I’m a bit of a loner. I’d much prefer to build my health through adopting good habits than destroy it with bad habits. Perhaps that’s what makes a healthy person?