Learning the Physical Laws of Health

Just like any other aspect of the world we live in, where there are laws governing our societies and the way in which we all live, there are also natural laws that govern our environment and the individual health of each and every one of us. I’ve noticed that while we seem to be able to manage to keep with society’s laws within reasonable bounds, many of us flout the natural ones that govern our health and our very lives without giving it too much thought.

That much is evidenced in the growing numbers of unhealthy people, especially those that have gained so much weight as to be labelled obese. As a nutritionist, I am constantly being consulted by people that have allowed themselves to become so large through the total neglect of their bodies that they’ve been told by their doctors that they must either lose weight or face dire health consequences.

Laws Are Meant to Be Obeyed

While no one is going to be put in jail for disobeying nature’s laws governing their own personal health, the fact remains that by neglecting their bodies, my patients are placing themselves in great danger. I can’t for the life of me figure out why a person would allow themselves to eat so much junk and drink so much soda. Don’t they know that’s why their weight skyrocketed and they had to keep buying bigger size clothes?

Apparently not! So many people treat their health in general (see: healthingeneral.com) like they don’t care about it and then cry when the doctor gives them bad news. Like they weren’t even expecting it!

Real Life is Stranger than Fiction

I was consulted by a new patient the other day who weighed an eye watering 260 pounds and her height was only five feet two. Despite her relatively young 32 years of age, she looked more like she was heading for 50. She was having trouble finding clothes that would fit her. Yet she didn’t think she was so much overweight, because no one had told her so.

It was only when she became stuck in her bathtub and the fire brigade had to be called to rescue her did it dawn on her that she might need to lose some of that excess weight! After consulting her doctor who suggested lap-band surgery, she was sufficiently jarred into the harsh reality of her situation.

I worked out a long term diet plan for her and I could tell she was not happy at having to stop eating super size junk meals at a certain fast food restaurant each day. And that included no more super size soda or milkshake that she always had to accompany that gargantuan meal.

I just hope she has the discipline to stick with it and uses the laws governing physical health to improve her physical size!

A Disciplined Approach to Learning

There is not much that can beat taking a disciplined approach to the learning process when obtaining an education in the subject you intend to excel in. The way in which a person tackles their particular topic of study certainly has a big influence on how well they will do when it comes to getting grades.

If this strategy is so powerful and successful then, why is it that so few students actually adopt that style of self discipline in their own studies? I think a big part of the problem lies in the failure of the education system to place a great enough emphasis on discipline, especially since it is seen by many as outdated, overly restrictive or even unnecessary.

Where Did Discipline Go?

Back in the mid 20th century, a big movement rose up and pushed itself away from the establishment and the “old ways” of educating people. People demanded more freedom and fewer limitations placed on their time.

A whole generation caused big changes to occur, believing they were right and the established and traditional teaching methods were too restrictive, stifling creativity and even ambition. That way of thinking continued to drive subsequent generations to the point where even healthy competition was viewed as contrary to the freedom movement’s beliefs.

With all these changes went the traditional teacher enforced disciplines and schools became freer and less restrictive, which was seen by many as a good thing. Unfortunately, self discipline, which is the most important kind, began to die out with it.

Self Sacrifice

Fortunately, there is a contra-flow of thinking that believes personal self sacrifice and self discipline are the true ways to personal success and when you stop and consider it, you’ll see it is the only viable way. It all boils down to how the true meaning of the terms sacrifice and discipline are interpreted.

Many feel that to make a sacrifice means giving up something they like to do. That’s something most people do not want to do. But in truth sacrifice really means giving up something of a lower nature to gain something of a higher nature, in some way like sacrificing a low ranking chess piece to gain a better strategic position to win the game.

Self sacrifice and disciplined thinking (see: disciplinedthinking.com) and action can bring incredible results when applied to study and learning. It doesn’t mean giving up anything other than trivialities that would stand in the way of success.

But it does mean focusing on the things that matter to the exclusion of the things that do not matter in order to achieve the kind of success that is only possible through this approach. In the end, it really depends on how much success means to the individual.

Opting for a Musical Education

Getting an education in one of the many musical fields is a lot more commonplace these days as the scope for training continues to widen to encompass ever more subjects. There are more and more musical scholarships for the taking than ever before too, so for anyone looking to take this subject up as a major study option now is a great time.

There are so many different areas to choose from in music that it can almost become something of a headache for students trying to decide which path to take. It’s not just about studying the classical side of music either, as there are now bona fide courses in just about any flavour of musical direction you wish to pursue.

Musical Performer or Player

That means you can study a certain musical instrument such as guitar, piano or even drums and there is a place for a student to get into. With the many different styles of music from rock to jazz to country to opera, there is really something for just about everyone to get into.

There are many web-based musical training programs that can be used as a starting point for budding musicians and singers with WebMusicStar.com being a useful place to start researching this aspect of the tuition process. Many of these courses are aimed at people with little or no training or experience, making them excellent bases to springboard from into higher educational levels.

Sound Recording and Production

If it’s not physically playing or performing a branch of music that interests you, there are options in music recording and production that are available and can lead to great opportunities later on. The music industry is always on the lookout for qualified sound engineers, digital recording software experts and producers to fill the multitude of jobs that are always being made available in the industry.

Then there is the art of song writing itself, which is another aspect of this enormous industry that is constantly on the lookout for new exciting talent. Learning the ropes in this area can be both very productive and highly lucrative for a person with the right ideas and a solid college education in musical writing and production is an excellent starting point.

No matter which area of music interests you, a good, self motivated and college educated student stands a far greater chance of entering the industry and moving upward fast than does someone without that important foundation. It often pays to take advantage of the facilities that higher education offers if stepping up the ladder as quickly as possible is your aim.