Maintaining balance in your life requires keeping your body healthy. I’m sure you’ve been bombarded, with the rest of modern society, on tips for eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting fit. With all the information already out there, you’re likely to be bored with just another blog about “losing weight” or “getting fit.” Great! That’s not what this about. Maintaining a healthy body does require proper nutrition & physical activity, but when this becomes your driving force, your mind & soul suffer, & you become out of balance. When your main focus in life is counting every single calorie, carb, & fat gram, and/or working out before, during, & after work or school, you’re taking so much time and energy away from the two other aspects of yourself. Don’t get me wrong, I truly believe in nutritious meal planning & being physically active, but moderation & balance are truly key. Also, don’t forget the need to rest your body! This is vital in keeping your body healthy, & developing & maintaining balance in your life. Imagine your body as a car. Your car needs fuel and maintenance (food) to run (exercise) efficiently, but if you drive your car constantly without fuel, maintenance, & never stopping, it’ll eventually be “ragged out.” And to further use this illustration, your car needs the computer (brain) to run effectively, as well as a driver (soul) to ensure it gets where it needs to go & to know when something’s not quite right. The mind, body, & soul are interdependent, and one is no greater or lesser than the other two. Future articles will assist you in your journey to a healthier body.