I attended what I thought was a typical service at Living Waters in Estero last Sunday.  It wasn’t until I was in bed at about 3 a.m., when I started thinking about Pastor Ed's question, "Are you all in?”

He stated that in order to get as much as possible from religious worship, you have to give as much as possible - you have to be "all in."  I realized his religious message was also relevant in the realm of health care.



In order to get as much from your health as possible, you have to devote much time, effort and attention to staying well.  You have to be "all in.”  This sounds like the gambler who bets all his money on one hand.  We should not look at health as a gamble because when we lose, we can lose big.

When we are not fully invested in staying healthy, we can end up with cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's and other life shortening diseases.  We lose a lot because we are not "all in" on all the things we need to do to maintain optimal health.

We need to ask ourselves, "Am I all in?"  If you realize that you are not, please stop gambling on maintaining good health and make some changes today that will put you on a course for optimal health.  Talk with your physician or health care provider about developing a healthy living action plan.  Focus on eating healthy food, staying active and doing all the other things you need to do to make the best health your No. 1 priority.  Stay well my friends and devote all the effort you can to being "all in."

Food is Medicine
For your health education calendar, we invite you to attend a Food is Medicine presentation on Thurs., Feb. 25, given by Dr.  Michael Greger, an internationally recognized physician, author and speaker.  The first session will be held at noon at The Heights Center in Fort  Myers.  He will speak again at 5:30 p.m. at the Lee County Public Education Center in Fort  Myers.   Space is limited, so please call 239-424-3234 to reserve your spot.

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