Just like cars, humans need their tanks topped up too.

If your car runs out of petrol/gas, it’s either that you’ve been negligent or forgetful and not filled its tank, or you’re on one of those ridiculously long Arizona roads that most of us only ever see in movies.

As I say, in general, the only one to blame when your car runs out of fuel is you.

But if this is so self-evident, why do we expect our bodies to keep on running at full speed, and our minds to keep making sensible decisions, when we’ve not kept ourselves properly fed and watered?

Why do we work through lunch without stopping to eat? Worse still, why do we do that, then resort to a bar of chocolate a couple of hours later – promising that it’s deserved because it’s simply a meal replacement?

Eating properly, healthily and regularly is vital. Yet when you’re busy, stressed or feeling down, it can be one of the first things to get forgotten.

You don’t need me to tell you what’s good for you and what isn’t. You don’t need me to tell you when to eat and when not to.

So do the right thing today, and make sure your tank’s filled appropriately.

Running out on one of those long, lonely Arizona roads isn’t a happy experience.

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