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How often do you invest the time to review your lifestyle to identify the rewards and risks of your choices? How well do you analyze and calculate the weak links that can potentially wreck your Life? What is your happiness and health worth? Risk analysis is essential to protect your quality of life. With the sad and sobering statistics for accidents, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, disability, kidney disease, high blood pressure, immune disorders, and other chronic health issues, now might be a great time to do an audit, checkup and detailed review to identify, manage, and mitigate as many health hazards and lifestyle weak links as possible.

The previous blog shared 77 solutions, strategies, and suggestions to prevent terrible teeth troubles. That is an excellent start because many dental health issues contribute to and compound other health issues. Today is an invitation to read a comprehensive checklist and create a call-to-action plan to help improve your lifestyle and minimize weak links.  If you are open, ready, and willing to identify your potential weak links, you can learn techniques, therapies, tips, and treatments to minimize and mitigate some risks and enjoy more of the rewards you deserve and desire. Implementing these strategies and suggestions may help prevent problems that sabotage your happiness, health, and longevity.

Most people make New Year’s resolutions without identifying, measuring, and planning for their greatest risks and weakest links. This blog is a continuation of an earlier theme about utilizing the power of powerful questions to help transform your life. Our actions, belief systems, habits, and questions determine our long-term happiness and health. This blog is dedicated to improving your happiness and health as you minimize risks and weak links. Consider rereading the previous blog regarding action steps to prevent terrible teeth troubles to prime the pump for more powerful progress.

The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to help people with education, information, inspiration, and motivation to learn successful solutions, strategies, suggestions, and systems to improve their lifestyle and quality of life. Weak links can lead to pain and problems that could be avoided. You will find important information and helpful signals on your dashboard that will indicate if and when a weak link is present. An annual review and regularly checking your dashboard to look for weak link indicators can avoid wrecking your quality of life. This blog offers a checklist to identify weak links that can wreck your happiness and health.

Every chain always breaks at its weakest link.

Every chain always breaks at its weakest link.

Your Weak Links Can Wreck Your Life

Consider this checklist like your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. If you want to operate your vehicle safely, protect your investment, and take good care to keep it running well for a long time, there are important steps, strategies, and suggestions that have proven helpful:

  • Abuse from emotional, mental, and physical sources can limit your quality of life or provide the leverage to transform. How you tell, translate, and treat the story of your past will determine the story of your future destiny.
  • Acidic factors and foods can harm your health and well-being. Alkaline factors and foods can restore health and well-being. Most people are too acidic from stress and unhealthy nutrition.
  • Fresh beans, fruits, greens, herbs, legumes, mushrooms, nuts, plants, roots, seaweeds, seeds, vegetables, and wild foods can work magic and miracles for happiness and health. Alkaline reserves in your body are important to help keep you from becoming too acidic. Baking soda is a beneficial alkaline supplement.
  • Addictions come in many shapes, situations, and sizes. Are addictions robbing you of a quality life? What empowering habit will replace a disempowering habit?
  • Agility is a skill developed in your body and brain, including eye-hand coordination and overall motor skills.
  • Air quality is a key component of happiness and health. Good air quality is vital to happiness and health.
  • Alignment of the head, hips, knees, neck, and spine is vital for health. Have you had your alignment check lately? Do you know what happens when your wheels are out of alignment?
  • Alcohol is a substance that can easily become a weak link that harms your happiness, health, and vitality. What are your alcohol patterns, portions, and products?
  • Allergies can be a major problem or minor nuisance. Be sure to minimize exposure to major allergens and mitigate allergy issues. Avoid medications with side effects.
  • Amalgam fillings contain mercury, a health hazard, and neurotoxin. Do you have any amalgam filings? This is a major health hazard and weak link.
  • Anger is often the result of unresolved hurts. Anger hurts you and hurts the people you project the anger onto.
  • Antibiotics can be a cure or curse depending on how they are used. Excess antibiotic abuse can cause beef, cheese, chicken, fish, meat, milk, pork, and you to be a health hazard. Antibiotic overuse leads to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
  • Anxiety is increasing in many people and is contributing to a lower quality of life. Depression often follows feelings of anxiety.
  • Arthritis is a common diagnosis and health issue. Most people do not realize that most arthritis is a lifestyle disease and can be prevented and reversed.
  • Awareness is a key skill to develop and maintain. Many people are losing their awareness of the beauty, complexity, and diversity of the wonderful world around them.
  • Bacteria, plaque, and sugars contribute to cavities.  Establishing good daily dental habits is essential to your dental health.
  • Bacteria in the mouth should be identified under a microscope to help you understand how important dental health is to your health and longevity.
  • Bacteria are everywhere and play; an essential role in the circle of life. We need a balance of bacteria to keep us healthy and maintain our microbiome.
  • Back pains and problems are major concerns affecting a significant percentage of the global population. Most people are not aware that most back pains are linked to lifestyle choices.
  • Balance is important for health and safety. Do you engage in activities to improve your balance? Can you balance on one leg for one minute?
  • Beans, chickpeas, legumes, and lentils are healthy plant-based sources of minerals, phytonutrients, proteins, and vitamins to help build strong teeth.
  • Belief systems are the foundation that influences all your choices and decisions. Be determined and diligent to regularly analyze, evaluate, and review your belief systems to ensure they serve your greatest good and higher self.
  • Blood sugar is an important biomarker to monitor. When blood sugar is higher than normal it is a warning sign that your life and lifestyle need action and attention.
  • Blood Pressure is another important measurement to monitor because consistently high blood pressure indicates a health hazard. How is your blood pressure?
  • Blood tests are a valuable measurement to analyze and investigate biomarkers that indicate your level of homeostasis.
  • Body care products can be a source of chemical health hazards. Have you researched the ingredients you are putting on your skin? Anything on your skin is absorbed.
  • Bones are living cells that need exercise, minerals, and nutrients to remain healthy. Learn what bashes bones and what builds bones. Get your bone density checked.
  • Books and ebooks are a wealth of wisdom. What books are you reading to expand your wisdom?
  • Brain cells require optimal enzymes, fuel, minerals, nutrients, phytonutrients, trace minerals, and vitamins. Are you feeding your brain or fouling your brain with the foods you consume?
  • Breathing involves the art and science of beneficial breathing for optimal happiness and health. Nasal breathing is better than mouth breathing.
  • Brushing your gums, teeth, and tongue daily and properly can lengthen your life span. Not doing so can shorten your life. How do you rate your brushing and flossing?
  • Cancer is often labeled as a genetic disease but many experts feel it is more of a lifestyle disease. Your biomarkers and lifestyle give clues about your cancer risk.
  • Candy can be a treat or trick and a trip to the dentist. Dark chocolate with minimal sugar can be healthy. Candy with artificial colorings, enhancers, flavorings, and High Fructose Corn Syrup are best avoided.
  • Car and truck accidents are a leading cause of death, disability, and financial disasters. Talking, texting, and things that distract or impair a driver’s abilities must be avoided.
  • Cavities are warning signs your gums and teeth need better TLC. Get coaching from a holistic dentist or read It’s All In Your Head by Dr. Hal Huggins D.D.S.. Cavities may need to be drilled and filled, but avoid amalgam filings with mercury. Preventing cavities is a primary goal for long-term health and well-being.
  • Cannabis is a natural drug and must be used with caution. CBD oil and hemp oil may help support better happiness and health.
  • Chewing your food properly is important and significantly affects your digestion, health, and well-being.
  • Citrus fruit is a good source of antioxidants, flavonoids, and Vitamin C for health and wellness. How is your citrus fruit consumption?
  • Chemicals can be a blessing or a curse. Some chemicals are beneficial and mild. Most chemicals are harmful and are harsh health hazards.
  • Chewing gum, ice, and hard nuts and seeds can cause serious problems.
  • Children are a blessing and require lots of TLC. Children are like myna birds and do what they see and say what they hear. Children are naturally creative and curious. Children and grandchildren require a tribe to properly care for and nurture them. Family and extended family are vital for raising happy and healthy children.
  • Clothes and fabrics can sabotage your health or support your health. Choose wisely.
  • Colds and flu are normally blamed on viruses. The better you boost and train your immune system the less likely you are to be susceptible to cold and flu viruses. How does your lifestyle sabotage or support your immune system?
  • Colas are a common addiction. Colas are unhealthy due to the carbonic acid, colorings, flavorings, and sugar or artificial sweeteners. Would green tea and honey be a better beverage for your happiness and health?
  • Comfort can be a double-edged sword. Some comfort is good. Too much comfort can cause you to lose your competitive drive and edge and end up fat and lazy.
  • Communication is an important skill to develop. If your communications skills are weak it is important to strengthen them. How are your communication skills and what are you doing to improve them?
  • Cooking and food preparation involves the art and science of optimal nutrition. Eating out can be a health hazard because of cheap and unhealthy ingredients and preparation methods. Choose wisely what you put in your body (temple) because it is the only one you have to last for a lifetime.
  • Coordination is an important skill to maintain and sustain. The more you can do to constantly improve your eye and hand motor skills and coordination the better. BTW how does your left hand compare to your right-hand coordination? Is there anything you are doing to have better-balanced coordination?
  • Creativity is something children seem to have an abundance of but is often lost over time. What are you doing to develop and maintain your creativity and problem-solving abilities?
  • Death is a part of the circle of life. Our choices, decisions, and lifestyles go a long way toward determining the happiness and health we enjoy.
  • Dehydration is a major problem for a majority of people. Dehydration can contribute to constipation, headaches, high blood pressure, and low energy. Do you stay well hydrated with clean and filtered water?
  • Dental health is linked to body, brain, heart, and mental health. Maintaining and understanding dental health is essential to happiness and health. Do your research to understand the connections and do what it takes to improve your dental health and oral hygiene.
  • Digestion is a complex process that starts with food growing, harvesting, and preparation and ends with a complicated combination of body factors and functions.
  • Disability is a statistically serious concern. It is important to plan and prepare for the possibility of a long-term or short-term disability.
  • Disagreement with others’ opinions is a fact of life. Different concepts, ideas, and opinions are the spice of life. Remember it is ok to agree to disagree.
  • Disease is a complex topic that requires many books to address. The bottom line is our beliefs, habits, and lifestyle contribute to the absence or presence of most diseases. Choose your lifestyle wisely. Diseases result from pathogens and strong stressors that trigger your immune system to respond. Learning how to boost your immune system and develop healthy habits will pay big dividends.
  • Divorce has become a serious problem in many parts of the world. A good marriage and partnership require many traits and values. Remember that how a divorce is handled will have long-term ramifications for the adults and children involved.
  • Drugs are a serious problem. Both prescription drugs and recreational drugs are being overused with detrimental and devastating consequences.
  • Do It Yourself (DIY) beauty and body care products are easy to make and helpful in providing TLC for your body and brain. Avoid toxic body care products.
  • Ears are often problematic because of poor habits. Avoid cleaning your ears with Q-tips or similar objects. Keep your eustachian tubes healthy. Protect your hearing.
  • Education is one of the most important areas of your life to focus on daily. Remember that education is important in all areas of your wheel of life.
  • Electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and electromagnetic radiation (EMR) can be serious health hazards. Minimize your exposure to harmful EMRs and protect your children and yourself from the health hazards they produce.
  • Emotions are like the spices of life. Be sure to enjoy a balance of emotions and use more of the emotions that support your happiness and health.
  • Endurance and energy are the key life skills and traits to develop. Life is a marathon and not a sprint. It is vital to have the endurance and energy to enjoy life to the fullest.
  • Ergonomics is an important consideration for everything in your life. Ergonomics can influence your bed, car, furniture, shoes, and walking.
  • Estate planning is an important part of life.
  • Exercise is vital to your happiness and health
  • Excuses are a cop-out to avoid confronting the reality of your actions, choices, and thoughts. Instead of excuses acknowledge and learn from your life lessons and move forward.
  • Eyes and eyesight are a precious gift. Protect them with common sense, eye exams, eye exercises, and safety glasses. Glasses and surgery may not be the best solution to help support your eyesight.
  • Essential oils like cinnamon, clove, frankincense, lavender, lemon grass, mint, myrrh, olive leaf, orange, oregano, peppermint, and tea tree help maintain your happiness and health. How well do you understand and use essential oils?
  • Fake, fast, fried, and Frankenstein (GMO) foods are health hazards. How much do you consume weekly?
  • Falls and trips are some of the most serious health hazards that affect your happiness and health. Adults, children, and seniors are all at risk for falls, slips, and trips that can negatively impact the quality of your life. Safety must always play a role in your awareness and mindfulness.
  • Fermented foods offer a wide range of health benefits. How often do you eat naturally fermented foods?
  • Family can be one of our strongest links or weakest links. What are you doing to make your family links better and stronger?
  • Fear has been described as False Evidence Appearing Real. Some fears are valid and most fears are false signals that appear real and hold you back. Public speaking is one of the most common and disruptive fears. What are you doing to face your fears and live your dream life?
  • Financial planning is important if financial freedom is important to you.
  • Fitness and exercise help keep your body, mind, and spirit resilient and strong. What does your fitness program consist of? Does it include all the areas necessary?
  • Flexibility is a valuable characteristic of your behaviors, body, and brain. How would you rate your flexibility?
  • Friends are somewhat like family in that they require attention, compassion, and support to sustain them.
  • Genetic testing is valuable for making educated decisions about your health and lifestyle. How does genetic testing fit into your health and wellness planning?
  • Greed is a trait that can set you up for pain and problems.
  • Grip strength is a key indicator of health and longevity. How is your grip strength?
  • Gums are the tissues that support the health of your teeth. Take care of your gums and your gums will take care of your smile, teeth, and you.
  • Gut-brain is linked to your head-brain by the vagus nerve. They both are essential for your happiness, health, and well-being. What are you doing to support both? Gut health is based on your gut lining and microbiome. This is often one of the least balanced, protected, and understood areas of your body.
  • Grinding teeth damages the enamel and is a warning sign. Nightguards will help protect teeth from grinding and wearing enamel down excessively.
  • Gum health requires additional TLC. Proper brushing, flossing, and oil-pulling are important habits to maintain.
  • Heads hold our brains and need protection when doing certain activities and sports. Do you wear a helmet to protect your brain from impact when engaged in certain activities and sports?
  • Healthy habits are key to happiness and health. What percentage of your habits are healthy? What percentage are unhealthy?  Your percentage of healthy habits determines the quality of your life.
  • Herbal teas, tinctures, and tonics offer beneficial support for health. How many teas, tinctures, and tonics do you consume weekly?
  • Herbs are great for your health. How many herbs can you name? How many herbs do you eat regularly?
  • Habits are the behaviors and routines that we manifest on a consistent and regular basis. Are your habits harming or helping your happiness and health? Choose wisely.
  • Hearing is a gift and needs to be protected. Many people are exposing their eardrums to destructive decibels and loud noises that can damage their hearing ability.
  • Heart health is vital to our happiness and well-being. Are you taking steps to make your heart happy and healthy or are you making your heart sad and sick?
  • Heavy metals are a serious concern for everyone. Aluminum, cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel, and plutonium are some of the health hazard heavy metals to avoid.
  • Hobbies can be harmful or healthy. Choose healthy habits and lifestyles that improve wellness such as breathing, cooking, dancing, exercising, learning, meditating, moving, reading, singing, socializing, stretching, and walking.
  • Humor is a pressure valve to help you relax and release stress and tension. Humor and laughter are healthy habits to maintain.
  • Income is important if having the ability to buy and do things is important. What are you doing to insure and protect your current and future income? Hint health is wealth.
  • Injuries can be a significant risk to your happiness and health. Are you using good judgment and safety to avoid and reduce your chances of injuries?
  • Investing is important if financial freedom is important. What are you doing to improve your investing abilities and skills?
  • Jealousy is one of the 7 deadly sins. Focus on gratitude and joy for what you have and what else you can manifest.
  • Joints are complex and important parts of your body. It is important to discover the best strategies to maintain and sustain your joints.
  • Joy is a beneficial state to manifest and remember to make a priority. We can be more while we are in a state of joy.
  • Knees are important joints to keep healthy and protect from damage. Too many people do dumb things that damage their knees and may need knee replacement surgery.
  • Lifting is an important lifelong skill.
  • Lungs are key to breathing, health, and longevity. How are you improving and protecting your lungs?
  • Lunges and squats are important exercises to maintain bone, joint, and leg flexibility, stamina, strength, and tone.
  • Lack of physicals and regular checkups may allow a small problem to become a big problem.  Catching health issues early can prevent long-term damage and disease.
  • Learning the benefits of consuming healthy beverages and foods will help support your happiness and health.

Weak Links M – Z will be in Part 2

Call to Action

A call to action is an invitation to implement ideas to improve your current situation. A call to action suggests immediate steps to implement change, improvement, and progress. What calls to action come to mind after reading the weak links checklist? What master action plan will help you reduce your weak links?

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Helpful Hint

Creating a checklist, spreadsheet, or vision board is a great way to keep you focused and provide a score on your progress. We benefit from recording our scores, steps, strategies, and suggestions to improve our health and well-being. Remember… the key to maintaining your wealth is to maintain your health.

Passion for People & Planet

Did you know the passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to condense hundreds of hours of reading and research down to two minutes of education, information, and inspiration? This blog is shared to help you identify your weakest links and develop a master action plan to protect yourself from things that can harm or rob you of your happiness and health.

“Be careful what you tolerate, you are teaching people how to treat you” – Unknown

“Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Will you invest 30 minutes a day to identify and strengthen your weak links for more happiiness, health, and longevity, or will you endure pain and problems as your weak links wreck your happiness and health ?” —Michael Morningstar

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