Let’s face it! Getting healthy and staying healthy is a do-it-yourself project. The trainer at the gym or the counselor at the weight loss clinic isn’t going to do it for you. You need to be your own center for healthy living to get the results you want.
It all starts with commitment. Creating new healthy living habits may seem incredibly challenging at first, but once you make living a healthy lifestyle your number one priority other things become a lot less important.
Consider this! How much more supportive and responsible could you be with your loved ones and how much more productive and effective could you be on your job if really had the good health and abundant energy to purposely live your life 100% full out.
There are thousands of different ways to get ill and die. But most Americans choose the same four ways to commit suicide. As Dr. Augustus Grant, past president of the American Heart Association, once said, “Poor diet, excess body weight, physical activity and smoking are modifiable risk factors that contribute to the premature death of close to 1.5 million Americans each year.”
Do you think your family or your boss wants you to be one of those statistics? Hardly! But they’re not choosing your habits for you. You need to decide yourself to be your own center for healthy living.
Start today to make the lifestyle changes that will within days help you look and feel better, think better, lose weight, have greatly increased energy and help protect yourself from the top three killer diseases – cancer, heart disease and diabetes. These changes will also help slow down the aging process so you can live a longer healthier, happier life.
The easiest place to start is to get on a simple exercise program. It doesn’t have to a big deal. People who walk for at least two hours a week at a 3 mph pace cut their risk of heart disease by 34% and of all disease by 39%. They would also lose more than a pound a week without making any changes to their diet.
Making changes to your diet would be the next step – not only to mange your weight but to also to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Commit yourself to a low fat, low calorie, high fiber lifetime eating plan. Eat more broiled chicken and fish, low fat dairy products, whole grain breads and pasta, beans, nut and seeds and at least five servings a day of fresh fruit and vegetables.