Agents Contributing to Better Health and Our Well Being
“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art,” said the 17th-century writer François de La Rochefoucau. And there are many facets of this intelligence that comes to benefit our good health.
This week, millions of family dining room tables, kitchens and restaurant tables – as well as picnic tables — are welcoming family and friends of all ages as they join together in the spring and hope celebrations, Passover and Easter. And along with thoughtful, delicious meals, there are great health benefits that just gathering together as family and friends around a dining table provides – that ranks right up there with nutritious heart and mind healthy foods.
Yes, generally when we think about health benefits of eating, we typically consider what we should – or should not – eat; or what nutritious value is within what we are consuming; or calculating how much salt or sugar and even how much we should be eating. However, experts agree—along with the prospect of the eating experience being delicious and enjoyable – gathering around a dining table together has far reaching physical and mental health benefits, for everyone of all ages. At the table, we share stories, build upon relationships, learn from each other’s mistakes and triumphs, and not only creating bonds that define us, our friends, and our families but also architecting the hallmarks of our wellbeing. In fact, this time benefits every aspect of your wellbeing — emotionally, physically, socially, occupationally, spiritually, intellectually and mentally – which is all acts and interact in a way that contributes to our overall quality of life. [Read more…]