Choose health: Are you a Fiat Uno or a Ferrari?

Choose health: Are you a Fiat Uno or a Ferrari?

By Dr Charmaine Young

What exactly is it about that sleek, red beauty that gets the girls’ heads turning? The distinctive sound of a fast approaching Ferrari echoes an unspoken respect ... thou shall pass as I bow humbly before you.

A Ferrari is one of the world’s most recognised brands. Even though production of these cars is very limited, they are unique and offer the driver a distinctive experience by balancing the sheer speed and agility with grace and beauty. You never see a dirty Ferrari on the road: it is always clean and shines brightly in the sun as if it has just been polished and buffed with great care and attention.

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Enter the Fiat Uno ...

Now, I’m willing to bet that many people would treat the Uno very differently to the Ferrari. You probably would not let them drive in front of you, knowing that the Uno is sluggish and slower than your car. The Uno even looks old and obsolete. It does not have the power or the ability to keep up with most standard cars on the road, never mind trying to keep pace with a Ferrari.

There is no doubt that if you owned both a Ferrari and an Uno, you would most definitely treat both cars very differently. The Ferrari would be well cared for: always clean, never miss a check-up, and protected from the forces of nature. The Ferrari has much value, which is why only the best care is good enough for it and you would do anything to protect it. The Uno on the other hand can sleep outdoors in the rain or bake in the burning sun. You would not be as vigilant in protecting the car and you would not take as much care to keep it clean. Regular maintenance is a thing of the past and the only time the car goes to the mechanic is when something is broken.


Sadly, many people treat their bodies like an Uno rather than a Ferrari. They do not take good care of themselves.


Sadly, many people treat their bodies like an Uno rather than a Ferrari. They do not take good care of themselves. They neglect their health by eating junk food out of convenience, not exercising, and not getting enough sleep.

In today’s world, stress is a common cause to many health issues, and yet we do not value our health as we would a Ferrari. We treat our bodies more like the Uno. We do not give our bodies the nutrition it requires to function correctly, we do not give it a good long run, and we definitely do not allow it enough rest so that it can repair and heal itself. By becoming aware of what you eat, what you do, and how you do it, it is easier to keep things functioning in a healthy manner, rather than try to fix it when you get sick.

A Ferrari maintains its beauty and performance because it is serviced frequently. If you gave the same care and attention to your health, you would live a beautiful life at peak performance.


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