Lifestyle choices are by far the biggest factor that affect our health. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, 83% of deaths before the age of 65 are preventable with lifestyle change.
I've heard it all...from "I'm going to die anyway, so I'm going to eat what I want" and people continue to smoke even after they've had heart disease. Why? Why wouldn't someone want to make better choices for their body?
I sometimes wonder if it's because they don't know what it's like to actually feel vibrant. Many think that because they have no symptoms of illness that they are healthy and living the life handed to them. I've found great joy working with clients who have that "ahhh" moment where they realize making changes in their lifestyle habits can feel exhilerating.
But an even bigger problem is the fact that the children of today's generation are expected to have a shorter life span than their parents due to obesity. So, if we don't want to make better choices for ourselves maybe we can do it for our children.
It's never too late to make a change! Just pick one change and start with that.
It could be eating less or no refined sugars. It could be taking the stairs instead of the elevator. It could be cutting down on saturated fats or as simple as just journaling in a food diary for awareness. Till next time :-)