The biggest offense however is how costly this state of apathy is in terms of its toll on human lives. I don't know the numbers (as have been complied by experts), and I'm not going to take the time to research right now how many the number of lives are that are negatively impacted by this mess we find ourselves in - the results are self-evident. What I will take the time to do is to offer a Godly remedy.
The Bible states that "our bodies are not our own" and that "we are bought with a price." If this is true than perhaps the best thing we can do is turn our focus to the fact that we alone are responsible for the care and maintenance of our bodies health, and that God deserves much better than what too many of us are offering him as a dwelling place. Our bodies, His Temple! See 1Corinthians 6:20,21.
Perhaps, just maybe, observing the issue from this perspective will allow the believer to overcome this life threatening disease called apathy when we discipline ourselves to recognize that it's not us we're failing when we allow such permissiveness with our health and health care system, but it is God and His Word that we fail when we exercise such lack of concern, indifference and laziness.
And guest what; the Government, the insurance companies and the health care industry will have to follow suit, why? Because when we get healthy, they have to get healthy in order to stay viable. They'll have to start creating systems that cater to servicing a healthy population and not an unhealthy one. Don't believe me? You make the change and let's see what happens.
Mary Christmas! And from this point on, So glorify God in your body!
If you're not active exercise wise, remember to start slow and build from where you are; and see a Dr. first if you have any level of a health challenge.
Well that's all my time for this time; if this subject interests you, please join me next time when I'll share more regarding the awesome benefits of getting and being fit, God's way!