I’ve been a lifelong fitness fan… fortunately. That said my eating habits have, over the years, been more ‘miss’ than ‘hit’. I had a mindset that said ‘as long as I work out I can eat anything’. And that made perfectly good sense to me. I looked fit and healthy, so all must be well, right? Wrong!
I didn’t stop to think about the internal damage I might be causing by eating poor quality food. And in reality, I didn’t appreciate just how poor the quality of the food I was eating had become over the years.
Like a lot of health conscious people, I am now fully engaged in learning what it means to have a balanced diet, how to make better food choices and fuel my body for daily living as well as my fitness pastimes.
But what about the percentage of the population not yet on board with respecting and looking after their bodies from the inside out? Week after week there are headlines screaming out about the poor health of our nation. This is the latest one that caught my eye:
New stats are part of world’s biggest obesity study comprising 20m adults
- Reveals there are currently 640 million obese people around the globe
- Currently, UK obesity rates are 28.4% for women – the second highest in Europe behind Malta – and 26.2% for men, the worst in the continent
- Public health officials warn many adults will go on to suffer ‘life-changing consequences’ including cancer, strokes, type 2 diabetes and heart attacks
We all have a responsibility to look after our health (and that of our children) but I also believe we can play a part in the battle for healthier lifestyles by sharing nutrition knowledge, personal stories and tips with others; helping those who want and are ready to make changes to do so one step at a time.
It’s time. I, for one, do not want to see these poor health predictions become our reality. What do you think we should be doing to help people make better health choices? Your thoughts & opinions matter…
Let Your Health Be Your Wealth!