Sunday, November 16, 2008

Don't Join the Army of the Overweight!

Reading the following story has me shaking my head and feeling terribly sad at the same time. A town in West Virginia has the dubious honor of being named "the fattest city in America". The problem is that apparently most people living there don't care. According to the article, they're too concerned with the local economy to worry about treating or preventing diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It so clearly reminds me of the old Fram oil filter commercial of "You can pay me now or you can pay me later". If you choose later, I can guarantee the cost is not only going to exponentially higher but the resulting poor health will be far worse than most can imagine. And here's the kicker: it isn't that hard!!! It's not hard at all. It is simply a case of making a decision, then backing up the decision with action. That means doing whatever it takes - researching, reading, being willing to try new (healthier) things, failing and being willing to try again. When you read the article, see how your attitudes compare to those in the story. Then decide which side of the fence you're going to land on. I hope it's on the side of improving your health on a daily basis for the rest of your life

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