I write about health all of the time on this blog because our health cannot be extracted from the "go green for the planet" conversation. How can we sustain our planet if we are all unhealthy? Our health and the health of our planet are inextricably connected.
"Our future depends on our knowledge and actions. What choices will you make today that will change your health and the health of our world tomorrow? Together we CAN find the path that will lead us to a greener, healthier future." - SSSYou Want to Be Healthy? Start by Being Realistic
Maybe I am grumpy today or maybe I have just had it up to "here" with folks who want a magic pill or those who unrealistically blame everything and everyone, but themselves, for their unhealthy lifestyle and weight. Or maybe, when I look around me, I am concerned at the size (and poor health) of 1/3 of my fellow Americans.
"More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese." - CDCBeing Fat Isn't About Beauty, It's About Health
I grew up in a family of obese people. I knew from a very young age that I would do all I could to insure that I never became unhealthy because of my weight. I understood that, even though I loved my family as the beautiful people they were, they had a hard time walking even short distances and it seemed that they never did anything but talk about their next meal instead of their next adventure.
Are You Ready to Really Live?
I am not here today to tell you that there is one way to a healthy future, life and body. What I am here to tell you is to stop whinng, looking for that magic pill, or feeling like you will never get back to a size you feel good about becasue you totally flipping can! If your future matters to you and if you want to really live your life to its fullest, get off of your ass and do something about it now.
As for me and my ass, I am going to do a workout even though I have had back surgery and can barely walk most mornings, I have three kids, I am 43, I don't have the time, I...well you get the point don't you?
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