I’m writing this on a plan as I head back home from Kansas City, MO where I’ve spent the past 5 days in a nursing home visiting my mom.
In the time I spent there, walking the halls, sitting with my mom and the ladies who share her dining table, and seeing the folks who were in their wheelchairs or having their therapies I came away with one takeaway. Well two, actually.
- The aging process is not kind.
- I am more resolute than ever in my mission to promote healthy habits.
Heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. are no joke. But we hold they key. I know I can’t promise that living a healthy lifestyle will gurantee a long life (I mean we could get hit by a bus). But eating right and exercising can go a long, long, looooong way towards preventing a lot of shit.
Are we willing to do what it takes? Exercise at least 30 ( but hopefully closer to 45 or 60) minutes a day. Eat fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, lean protein, healthy fats and cut out sugary drinks and too much processed food? You’re right, it’s not easy. It’s not a quick fix, it’s not a pill to pop. It takes work.
But hell, we’re worth it.
Now go run!
PS – Drop me a note if you need some motivation or encouragement. We’ve got this.