Philosophy

My philosophy on health and wellness:

Don’t Compare

We all come from different backgrounds and walks of life. We all face different challenges and we are all in different stages in our quest for better health.

Don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t worry if someone can do something you can’t do. Let the accomplishments of others inspire and motivate you. Don’t let them discourage you. Do only what you can do.

Eating Habits

Eat good, nutritious, whole foods most of the time. Eat at home. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy sources of protein and fat.  And not too much. Enough to satisfy you. I try to follow the Healthy Eating Pyramid as best I can.

Yes, I eat “bad” stuff too. That’s happens to all of us sometimes. Get over it and move on. But remember, eating sweets and other stuff that you know isn’t good for you should be the exception, not the norm.

Eating healthier doesn’t have to make you miserable. If it does, you’re doing it wrong.

Physical Activity/ Exercise Habits

We all need physical activity and exercise in our lives. Bottom line. I don’t care how many magazine and newspaper headlines come out and say that exercise is a waste of time. We all need it, and for more reasons than just losing weight.

The benefits of regular exercise are endless. It has to be a priority in our lives. It has to be something we enjoy. Find what works for you.  There is no “best” exercise for everyone. The best exercise is one that you enjoy and will do consistently.

Current recommendations are . That should be the minimum.

General

In the world today, every food package, every magazine, every TV show has ads promoting products that are “healthy” for you. Don’t get sucked into the hype machine of miracle products. Use common sense.

Getting healthy is not as difficult as some would have you believe, but it’s also not as easy as taking a pill, potion, or any other too-good-to-be-true product.

Creating and maintaining healthy habits should make you happy, not irritable, anxious, or depressed. Making small, gradual changes will help you create better health habits that can last a lifetime.

What can you do today to start making healthy lifestyle changes?