Jay Simpson | For its health | Columns

Jay Simpson |  For its health |  Columns

At this point in my life I am really starting to take my health seriously.

I always swept my health problems under the rug because I never thought something bad would happen to me. Then I got sick.

While I was under the weather, I couldn’t think of anything but my children and what their lives would be like if I wasn’t there. Don’t get me wrong, their mothers can do it very well on their own, but they shouldn’t. It’s up to me to make sure I’m alive and healthy to be there for them through it all.


Sometimes I find myself so deep in thought that it’s hard to sleep because I know I need to get better. I’ve battled paranoia in the past, and what I discovered helped me stay fit. Exercising is not only good for your body, but also for your mind. For me it helps to release negative energy and thoughts.

All in all, I just want to be as healthy as possible – physically, emotionally and mentally. My kids deserve to have a healthy father, and more importantly, I deserve it myself.

Things don’t always go as planned, and sometimes we can’t control everything that happens in our lives, but we do have control over our health and happiness, so it’s time to control the manageable.

Let’s let go of the negative and surround ourselves with only positive vibes from now on.

Jay Simpson writes for The News-Gazette. His column appears on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. He can be reached at


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