Being Big in a Little World – Being Healthy: Can be Accomplished
Being Big and Being Healthy can be accomplished with common sense. Unique challenges presented to large people can be successfully overcome in a little world.
Being Big in a Little World – Being Healthy: You’re in Good Company
Are you a big person? Join the club. You’re in good company, and this article may be for you.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s no shame to be big. I’m going to let you in on another little secret. No matter who you are and where you’re at, you are a valuable person.
Being Big in a Little World – Being Healthy: My Opinion
First, I want you to know I am NOT a health care professional, and that any opionion I express in this article is from a layman’s point of view. My point of view. NOTHING in this article is Medical Advice. Medical advice MUST be obtained from a Health Care Professional.
Being Big in a Little World – Being Healthy: Being Healthy for Your Size
I am not going to address getting thin or suggest some weight loss program. What I am talking about is being healthy for your size.
I am among hundreds of thousands of large people who have spent billions of dollars on weight loss programs that didn’t work. Many of us feel frustration and rejection that many of our thin friends will never know.
Being Big in a Little World – Being Healthy: Common Sense
Being big and being healthy is mostly a matter of common sense. No…a person can’t drink a case of beer or eat two gallons of ice cream a day and expect to remain healthy. Nor can a person starve himself and remain healthy. Being healthy lies somewhere in between.
Being Big in a Little World – Being Healthy: Listen to Your Body.
Listen to your body. Nobody knows your body like you. Take a pro-active approach to your health. If you experience sharp pains or shortness of breath, take note of the problem and discuss them with your health care professional. Write down what was happening at the time. Were you stressed or were you relaxed? How long were the pains? Where were the pains? These are the types of things your health care professional should know.
What is your family medical history? If you don’t know…find out. Knowing your family history can help you anticipate and avoid some potential health hazards.
Being Big in a Little World – Being Healthy: Exercise
A little exercise goes a long way. Most of us can walk…even if only a short distance. The old adage, “A long journey begins with one step,” applies. Don’t over-do. Ease into any exercise program.
If walking is a problem water exercises might be the answer for you. If you don’t have a swimming pool many motels will allow you to rent time in their pool.
Several years ago I suffered a car wreck. My legs were damaged and required two surgeries. At first, I could walk a few feet at a time. I began water exercises and pressure on my joints was relieved while I exercised. Eventually my muscles were strengthened enough to carry my weight comfortably.
Being Big in a Little World – Being Healthy: Are You Immobile?
Are you immobile? A friend who was bedridden read that orchestra conductors are some of the healthiest persons. He turned on music and acted as though he was conducting an orchestra. He did several conducting sessions per day for a week and began feeling better. Eventually, he was able to attain limited mobility.
Are you bed-ridden. Find something to occupy your mind. Find a hobbie that you like. Can you read? Can you write? Can you pray? The more you focus on others the happier you’ll be.
Being Big in a Little World – Being Healthy: Have You Been Ridiculed and Abused?
Are you a large person that has been ridiculed and abused? Do you feel isolated? Remember, you are of great value.
Being Big in a Little World – Being Healthy: Conclusion
Remember that being large offers unique challenges, but when faced with a good attitude and a willingness to be healthy most obstacles can be overcome.
Copyright 2009 J-me
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