Monday, May 10, 2010

Lifestyle Changes: Eating Healthy and Exercising

My family loves good food and we love to cook together when an occasion calls for it like birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, etc. but lately, all that is changing.   In the recent months, our family has been undergoing great lifestyle changes.

It would be unwise to continuously ignore the consequences of not eating healthy.  Ignoring the fact that saturated fat from a big fat juicy rib eye steak can eventually clog your arteries, that having a sweet tooth and not controlling your cravings for ice cream, chocolate bars, cakes, donuts, candies will elevate the sugar in your blood and can give you diabetes, and last but not least, putting too much salt or other sodium products in your food can elevate your blood pressure.  In the same manner, drinking too much alcohol can eventually lead to stroke or heart failure but also can contribute to other problems for your heart and other organs. 

It is time to make lifestyles changes.  Moderation is the key and exercising at least three times a week for about 30 to 45 minutes will help bring down the numbers next time you get your medical lab work done.

Nowadays, there's so much information in the internet, books, and tv shows that can educate us about healthy eating and exercising regularly.  It's about time we take this seriously.  Most of the silent killers do not show any symptoms until it hits you.  It is your life and no one else can take care of it but you.

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