A couple of weeks ago, the writer received some sad news that his cousin Wendy who was in her early thirties died of heart disease. She left behind 2 beautiful children and many caring family members that are grief stricken by this loss. This is not the first time this writer has had to deal with the loss of a family member because of heart disease. The writer also lost two uncles in their fifties to heart disease many years ago as well. All of the writer’s family members that past away were overweight and didn’t exercise regularly. This family history of heart disease also is empowering the writer to keep the weight off he lost over 2 years ago; check out the photo of the writer before his weight loss. Experts that have written articles on the topic of heart disease all agree that even with associated heart disease risk factors; there are some things a person can do improve ones odds for a healthier life. First and foremost is diet, a person has to monitor and watch what they consume. The second important thing a person can do is exercise if any way possible.
What a person may consume throughout the day can have a bigger impact to ones health over the long run. Again this advice has been mentioned in a previous article as well. You see the problem here is most people don’t believe that eating a donut or some high sugary snack once or twice a day can impact their health. This also goes for eating other high fat foods such as chicken wings, pizza and other calorie rich foods. Just adding up these extra calories over a week or months time can increase the likely potential to gain extra pounds over a 12 month span. Because most people don’t realize or tend to forget is that weight gain is gradual for the most part at least in the beginning so it is hardly noticeable. To start a habit to lose weight a person needs to first look at what they are eating on a daily basis. I stated the word habit, because a person needs to make it a habit of watching what they are eating daily. Individuals also need to make a habit of drinking more water, eating more vegetables and fruit. A person should also be weighing themselves a least once a week as well.
Yes this has been said again and again but to truly be able to get fit, there is no other way but to include some kind of exercise. Our bodies were not meant to be stationary, for evidence of this statement, look at the life longevity of people that have become paralyzed. Most of the time individuals that are not able to move on their own succumb to illness they can’t fight off. Even those battery powered muscle stimulators that are designed to help someone exercise just don’t work. Exercising is like going up a hill; in the beginning it is tough to make it to the top but once your there, it is all downhill from there. Also it has been proven again and again that regular exercise increases a person’s energy levels. It would be hard for the writer to care for his energetic daughter if he was in poor or average physical health.
In conclusion, I am not 100% sure that my cousin would be here today if she had taken better care of herself because she had diabetes as well. However; I am sure she would have had a healthier and more energetic life by exercising and eating the right foods. Let’s try and enjoy the quality of life we can have by being proactive in caring for ourselves. Because we never know how much longevity in years we will have to spend with our loved ones. For sure this is one dad that is always going to try and live a longer life for himself, for the sake of his family, and especially his beautiful daughter Gianna. for more information please check out this web-link, http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4726