The newspaper, television, and Internet is full of information regarding the H1N1 Influenza - better known as the swine flu. Schools are being closed, people are altering their travel plans and some have lost their lives. This strain of flu shouldn't be taken lightly and everywhere I go, I can see people taking precautions.
Some are wearing masks, others have decided to stay off of public transportation, and some are washing their hands more than ever - careful not to touch their eyes, nose or mouth.
Sound familiar? Have you been doing some of these things?
While I think it's important to take precautions to prevent becoming ill- it makes me wonder why we aren't this diligent about our health all the time?
Are you washing your hands now - but eating too many fast foods or processed foods made with hydrogenated oils and filled with ingredients you can't pronounce?
Are you staying away from people with even the slightest cough now - but worshiping the sun every chance you get?
Are you contemplating wearing a mask when you leave the house now - but don't think twice about lighting up a cigarette?
Are you thinking of heading to the doctor because your nose is running now- but haven't had a mammogram, colonoscopy, cholesterol check, or been screened for diabetes, high blood pressure or clogged arteries?
Just a little something to think about.