We Need Balance

We know that all the wacky diet fads and “nutrition scientists” with a single cure for everything aside, what we really need nutritionally to feed our body is a balance of colors and a balance of flavors.

Your plate should reflect the colors of the rainbow as much as possible. The food should reflect a balance of the “six tastes”: sweet, salty, pungent, bitter, sour, and astringent. Also the simple “rule” from the research of Michael Pollan: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

We need a balance of physical exercise which feeds both muscle and brain. Movement–walking, running, intermittent sprints. Strength–minimum of weight training with pulling, pushing, and squats. Stretching and strength–Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, and so forth.

Balance spiritually keeps us on the proper path. A balance of stillness in meditation and prayer with activity in some sort of service to others. Spiritual balance helps us maintain emotional health and right relationship to the Creator of all.

These three–food, exercise, spirituality–also must be in proper balance. If we are sensitive to our own selves, we will notice the effects of something out of balance.

When in balance, we will be calm and focused and as healthy as possible.

2 Responses to “We Need Balance”

  1. Eddie Habibi Says:

    Well said, Gary. Hope you’re doing well.

  2. Gary Mintchell Says:

    Thanks, Eddie. All is well. Had a vacation the first week of the month. That helps. I’m packing for Las Vegas. Will be at the HPE technology event this week.

    Missed you at ARC. Hope you’re doing well.

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