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Thursday, 02 October 2014

Ready, MAESTRO?  Yeah, I'm talking to you!  LOL.  No, I'm not saying you're Mitch Miller, Lawrence Welk or the director of the Boston Symphony.  BUT...everyday, you are like a maestro directing an orchestra.  What the heck am I talking about?  Oh, come on!  Don't you get it?  I'm talking about that incredible body of yours.  It's an "orchestra" of its very own and belongs to YOU!  And nobody can direct it...better than you.  So how are you doing directing your orchestra, huh?
Your body needs a good "director" and that's where you come in.
Hey, that body of yours needs a good director and that's where you come in.  Just like a fine orchestra needs a variety of instruments to play its symphonies, you need a variety of healthy foods to keep your body "in tune."  That means every day, you should be eating an assortment of fruits and vegetables.  Unless you're a vegetarian, you also need a healthy source of lean protein, like that found in chicken, turkey, lean beef or good-for-your-body fatty fish like salmon.  If you do go the vegetarian route, you can get those proteins from eating nuts, fiber-rich beans and other legumes.  You should also be tossing those processed foods from your kitchen, including those low-nutrition, over-processed white breads and, instead, eating breads made from whole grains.
I know lots of people take supplements to help make sure they're getting all of the vitamins and minerals their bodies need.   But that's just what they should be...supplements.  I mean they should be taken in addition to the healthy diet you're consuming everyday.  When it comes to getting the good nutrients your body needs, studies prove that nothing takes the place of eating the right foods.  And hey, you've gotta admit, it's much more fun to eat a tasty, healthy meal than to take a flavorless pill.
A good maestro also has to keep his or her mind sharp and those bodies of theirs  limber enough to wave that baton so the orchestra doesn't miss a beat.  Want your body in tip-top shape, maestro?  Well, that means you've got to make exercise a daily part of your life.  You are already doing that, right?  And, if you're not, what's your excuse?  It's time to get that body of yours moving, Mr. or Ms. Conductor!
Your body is like a fine orchestra.
Yep, your body is not only a work of art, it's also like a fine orchestra.  Are you doing everything you can, every day, to keep your orchestra, I mean your body playing beautiful music?  Every morning when you get out of bed, I want you to take a look at that body of yours.  And, no matter what you weigh, I want you to think of it as a melody just waiting to be played.  All day today, I want you to be aware of all the things your body makes it possible for you to get done.  But I also want you to remember, as the maestro of your body that you can keep playing beautiful music.  And you do it by eating right, getting in your daily exercise and keeping that attitude of yours as positive as it can be.  You and your body can make beautiful, healthy music together.  As the maestro of your body, it's going to mean directing your thoughts, your actions and doing the right things to help your body direct YOU toward living a long, happy and healthy life.  Oh, that's one of my favorite songs!  Shhhh, listen!  I hear something!  Is that your body?  Sounds like it's playing our song...