Hello

I hope you enjoyed our first day of fall this weekend. We had a beautiful weekend, if you don’t take into consideration that my team, the Chicago Bears lost miserably on Sunday night to the Dallas Cowboys.

I was out of town last week in Vegas. If you ever get a chance to see the comedian, George Wallace, you have to do yourself a favor and go see him. You will not be disappointed. They say laughter is good for the soul, and you will definitely laugh long and hard. George is known for his “I Be Thinkin” jokes and he got me “thinkin.”

Why do some countries and ethnic nationalities seem to be healthier then others? Is it their diet, their approach to life, their environment? Or is it a spiritual? It’s probably a combination of all of the above. What can we learn and apply to our own lives to live healthier and longer?

I visited a statistics site called Nation Master and compared the health statistics of various countries. So I’ve been thinking. Why is it that out of over 200 countries, the United States expends the most per capita for health care (includes public and private funding), but we are only #44 when it comes to our life expectancy at birth? You would think if we spend the most on health care we’d be the healthiest. But that is not the case. And why do almost all the countries in Africa lead the world in persons infected with HIV (e.g. 194 out of every 1000 adults in Swaziland, 192 out of 1000 in Botswana or 146 out of 1000 in Zimbabwe) yet most of the Asian countries have a very low rate (e.g. .094 out of 1000 adults in Japan, 0.099 out of 1000 in the Philippines) of people living with HIV?

We need to be aware of our world around us and be tuned to what the Lord has to say to us about how we should protect our own health.

It’s suppose to be in the low 90’s today so I’m off to take a brief walk during my lunch hour.

Talk with you soon.

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