Saturday, May 26, 2012

Don't be a Hamster!!

Walking, jogging or running on a treadmill, when not necessary, seems to me like a hamster on a treadmill going nowhere. My advice is, 'Just go Out the Door'. Walk, jog or run outside in the open air as much as possible and enjoy the people you see and the things you experience. Time will pass quicker and you'll have a chance to see your neighborhood in a way not seen from a car. Along the way you can slow to a brisk walk and do some arm movements, lifting them above your head, to the side and in front of you in three separate movements. Do five repetitions and then began your jog again, it helps break up the tediousness of running. Ahhh then finishing after a one hour of exercise is the best part of outdoor exercise.    Always remember:

Keep it Simple, Consistent and Fun.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Stop Talking about Food!!

Food is nourishment that allows us to grow and keeps us alive------and that's all it is. If we eat nourishing food not only will we stay healthy but we will stay vital. There is no perfect diet for humans, but the more plant foods, vegetables and fruits, the better.

We keep talking about food, i.e, ways to make your food taste better, watch more food shows, cook in more exotic ways using enormous amounts of salt, butter and sugar so they may taste better. None of these gives us more nutritional value or bang for the buck!!

My advice as a healthy 75 year old is don't snack, stop talking about food and just enjoy it when your eating. Take your time savor each moment and each morsel and remember:

Keep it Simple, Consistent and Fun.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Weight of the Nation

I just watched the most informative video on the very serious problem of overweight and obesity that exists in our country. Startling statistics confirming that 68% of all Americans are either over weight or obese. Not only does this affect the lives of these people but also the cost to the health care programs, insurance companies, hospitals, businesses etc.

Companies of all sizes are also feeling the affect due to employees increased absentee rates and more use of the companies insurance plans caused by various illnesses. Most of these illness and diseases are directly related to overweight and obesity. Theses are mostly preventable diseases.

As adults we are all responsible for our own health not only for ourselves but for the society that we all live and share. There are many reasons for this epidemic some not in our control. What is in our control is our responsibility to do something about it.

This HBO special gives you all the needed information so take advantage it.

Keep it Simple, Consistent and Fun.