Ask Yourself Some Tough Questions About Your Current Health Status
What is your current health status? If you can’t be honest with yourself, you will not make the necessary changes.
Come on, be honest with yourself. If you don’t admit where you are now, how will you know where you want to be?
Let’s answer some questions that can help you with our starting point.
1. How many pounds am I over my ideal weight? Now folks, this may not be quite as bad as you think. I for one do not think the official BMI (Body Mass Index) chart that you see at your physician’s office is all that accurate or practical. It really doesn’t take into account all the different body types. If I weighed what that chart says I should I would look like a walking skeleton. A few years ago I was going through some personal challenges and lost enough weight to get down to that so-called ideal weight. I actually looked very ill. I didn’t feel healthy. Let’s not get carried away here. Most of us remember a weight that we felt good at when we felt we were in decent shape. Many people today fall in the 20-40 lbs. overweight range and those that are considered morbidly obese are 100 lbs. or more over there ideal weight.
2. What does an average weeks food selections look like? Be truthful. Yes, I know you are tired after work and don’t always feel like cooking, but there are a lot of easy meals and snacks that take little time and effort but are both delicious and healthy. Many can be prepared ahead of time and frozen so all you have to do is reheat. This is an area that I think can really change your life for the better. Go take a look a Metabolic Cooking. I think you will find that you can eat healthy and delicious at the same time and to it with ease.
3. How much exercise do I do weekly? This statement assumes you are doing at least some. Exercise does not have to be lifting weights and doing aerobics at the gym to maintain a healthy body. Do you walk a lot during the day in conjunction with your job, do yard work, heavy lifting, or other activities related to your everyday life? These do count. However, if you are like most people and have a fairly sedentary job and you sit around watching TV when you get home, you are probably not getting the exercise you need to get you to a new point of health in your life. Again the same thing here. You don’t need to exercise 6 days a week for hours. If fact all new studies show that less is more. Three times a week for 20-30 minutes can get you into shape and keep you there if done right. Take a look at my program that can be done anywhere. Shape It Up Baby Boomers
4. What bad health habits do I currently practice and am I willing to do what it takes to get rid of them? Naturally, if you continue to practice bad health habits, you will not get healthy. It just doesn’t get any simpler than that. There is not one example that smoking will make you healthier. That’s just a fact. Lounging on the couch for long periods of time watching TV and doing no exercise will not make you healthy. Just another proven fact. Eating unhealthy foods and drinking products high in sugar are sure-fire ways to triggering the onset of chronic diseases.
5. Where do I want to end up? This is a question only you can answer. Let’s just say if you have read this far you have some interest in changing parts of your lifestyle because you are not happy with your current state of health. Read some of the other posts on this blog. I have covered many of the topics and you can find some very helpful tips.
It’s Decision Time. To for it!