Anyway, that's no excuse for the fact that I've been gone for 3 weeks. I've just been lazy. But here I am, back at the computer, and ready to talk to you about my husband's favorite subject - cars!
So, let's say for your 18th birthday, your parents buy you a brand spankin' new car. It's perfect. It has everything you want, it's customized completely for you, and it has the capability to have an extremely long lifespan. Here's the catch: this is the only car you will drive for the rest of your life.
So would you get the oil changed regularly? Be sure to take it to the mechanic at every tune-up mileage? Pay for preventative maintenance and at the slightest sign of a problem make sure it is solved? Drive it safely and carefully? It IS the only car you'll ever have, after all.
Most people would have answered yes to all these questions. "Of course I would take care of a car I'd drive for the rest of my life," they say. "It's not like I can replace it."
What else might you have that you'll only have one of for the rest of your life?
What about your body? Unless you have some crazy superpower, your body is the only one you'll have for your whole life. Yet, people don't take preventative care of their body, and if something is wrong, they don't fix it. It's not like you can trade it out or sell it to replace it with a new one when it gets old and stops working.
So take care of your body! Pay attention to what you are putting in it, and what you are putting it through. We have evolved/were created to eat certain foods, foods that are absent in many people's diets. It's like your car is designed for 92 octane fuel but you put in 87 because it's cheaper.
Diet and exercise are two of the most important steps in preventative care for your body. If you would pay a little extra to keep your car in good shape, why wouldn't you do the same for your body?