|Photo Credit: C. Swain|
So many people are losing their current health insurance. I'm very thankful that for now I have insurance coverage through my workplace. But a few years ago, I may have been in the same situation. So my overall message for this post is:
...now is the time to start taking care of your health.
Working as a nurse for 25 years, I witnessed first hand the consequences of not taking care of your health. Although there are many diseases and illnesses that aren't preventable, there are so many that can be avoided. Being overweight has consequences that include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms but once a person is placed on medications side effects may cause them to feel worse.
So start exercising and watch what you eat.
When you're young, it's easy to not think about the future. After all, you can get by with years of junk food and not exercising but believe me ...it catches up to you eventually. I want to do all I can to avoid developing a chronic health problem requiring ongoing doctor visits.
In order to stick with my program of daily exercise and eating healthy, I returned to an online app I almost forgot about. It's called MyFitnessPal and is a place where I can record my weight and goals. You add everything you eat and calculates calories and any exercise I do for the day. It's a good reminder to drink water each day. And many of my friends from our private Facebook group are now logged on too. So this is another way to be held accountable and to receive some support and encouragement along this journey to healthy living.
- Go for a walk
- Attend an exercise class
- Dig out those exercise DVD's
- Dust off your exercise equipment
- Drink water
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
I'm linking up with Kim of Just For Clicks Blog for Weigh-In Wednesday.
Blessings and love,