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Date: 2018-09-20 Page is: DBtxt001.php L0700-PE-QL-Health-Wellness

QUALITY OF LIFE
HEALTH AND WELLNESS


THE HUGE VALUE OF BEING WELL
Being well in mind, body and spirit is a really happy place to be. Getting to be in the place is not achieved by indulgence or worse over-indulgence in the present, but by being somewhat thoughtful about what todays' behavior will results in some time in the future.

HEALTHY EATING
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Some health eating practices are fun, but many are rather boring compared to what is possible. A lot of food that is unhealthy is very tasty and fun to eat, while a lot of food that is good for you is not so exciting. Worse, a lot of tasty food that is unhealthy is also subtly addictive and creates cravings for more. This is good for the profits of companies producing and selling food producxts, but less good for the customers who get to eat the products.
More about FOOD Open L0700-SS-FOOD

Activity: Recreation

LIFESTYLE ISSUES GO TOP

SMOKING
BAD FOR PERSONAL WELLNESS / HUGE COST FOR SOCIETY
HUGE PROFITS FOR THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY
BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH
TPB note: I am 77 years old as I write this (in early 2017). 60 years ago I made a good decision. Like most 17 year olds my friends and I were exploring possibilities, and one of these was the idea of smoking. It turned out that after two 'puffs', I hated the idea of smoking and have never been involved with smoking ever since. I know that smoking is addictive, and I know that for some people smoking 'calms the nerves'. For me ... I was simply repulsed by the whole idea of smoking. For my parents smoking had a different trajectory. They we young in the 20s and 30s when smoking was 'fashionable' and they smoked a little in social settings. But then came the war. We lived in the outskirts of London and very early in the war, early in 1940 my parents built a bomb shelter in the garden. It was a reinforced concrete box about 8' X 8' X 8' in size deep under the ground with about 3 feet of earth on top. I was an infant. I did not know anything of what was really going on, but my parents did. Social smoking ended and smoking to calm the nerves began. This led to addiction and an inability to quit, not matter how hard they tried. Eventually my mother died from emphysema ... a smoking related ailment. So I was lucky. I made a decision not to smoke, and 60 years later my health is far better than it would have been if I had become a smoker ... in fact, statistically I might well have already died!
More about SMOKING Open L0700-SS-SMOKING

EXCESSIVE DRINKING
BAD FOR PERSONAL WELLNESS / HUGE COST FOR SOCIETY
BIG BUSINESS
BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH
More about ALCOHOLISM

UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND ADDICTION GO TOP
Issue: Addiction
Issue: Toxins

TOBACCO
Tobacco
Tobacco

DRUG ADDICTION
Drug addiction Open L0700-FOOD#MEAT

UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND ADDICTION
PRODUCTS: Good food / Addictions / Toxins / Recreation



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