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Here is an old song that has been used in many movies and performances: The Best Things In Life Are Free.  The song was written in 1927 but to this day, it has been used in recent movies and shows including HBOs’ “White Lotus” series that recently aired.  Here are some of the lyrics:

The moon belongs to everyone
The best things in life are free
The stars belong to everyone
They gleam there for you and me
The flowers in spring
The robins that sing
The sunbeams that shine
They’re yours, and they’re mine
Love can come to everyone
The best things in life are free

Although we may agree with some of those “best things” my opinion is that the VERY BEST “thing” in life is HEALTH and that is not for free.  On one end of my thought process is this:  Sometimes, all the money in the world cannot “buy” good health.  I think of some of the richest people in the world (such as the Walmart and Apple founders) that have died prematurely despite having every resource imaginable to access the latest/greatest medical care.

There are several aspects to our health destiny with the most important two factors being genetics and how we treat our bodies.  There is not much we can do to change our genetics but there is LOTS that we can do concerning how we treat our bodies:

  • How much rest we allow ourselves
  • What “toxins” (such as alcohol, smoking, drugs” we put into our bodies
  • Whether we incorporate exercise into our weekly schedules
  • What our dietary plan consists of

There are many other bullet points that can be added to this list.

Good health does not come for “free”.  We all must expend time, energy, efforts and yes, money on achieving as best health as possible.  Although the moon, stars and flowers belong to everyone (as per the song), good health does not.  Let’s all never forget about the very best thing in life…good health.

Here is a real oldie…Bing Crosby singing “The Best Things In Life Are Free”