30-Second Version Of What I Do And Why I do. Please Don’t Wait For A Bad News In Your Family To Wake You Up.

Today is a sad day in our family. We are all broken to lose another family member to lifestyle related chronic disease. I was so sad in the morning after hearing this news that I wanted to shut down everything I do in my morning routine and cuddle up in my bed. Instead I am writing this to stop that one person I can from making that one bad choice to something healthier for the “SAKE OF LOVED ONES”.

 Some of the lifestyle related diseases like Alzheimer's disease, Arthritis, atherosclerosis, asthma, some kinds of cancer, chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, chronic renal failure, osteoporosis, stroke, depression and obesity are largely preventable by timely changes in dietary and lifestyle.

 What are you waiting for? Please make that one change today. Baby steps over a long period of time can be more effective than drastically trying to do everything at once for some people. My teenager gave me real hard time once we started making changes in our household. Yesterday however he made me feel proud when I asked him what he had for lunch. He said “Mom there was free pizza at our science meet today at school. Everyone skipped café to go there. I was the only one in the entire room who skipped the soda stand and went for water”. Even though he had unhealthy pizza for lunch, I am so proud of my teenager to have skipped soda. This kid used to throw up his hands in the air, roll his eyes at all what he called mom’s not so cool choices.

 

BSW TIP:

Here is the 30-second version of what I do. I tell my clients to start including the good & healthy stuff in your life. Be it good food, exercise that you love, people you love to hang out with and last but not the least some kind of spirituality. By spirituality I only mean what you are grateful for and what gives you peace. It could be a painting or the tree in your backyard you admire or your dogs eyes. Now why I do what I do is because of what I wrote in the first paragraph of this post.

Remember "WHEN YOU INCLUDE GOOD IN LIFE, THERE IS NO PLACE LEFT FOR THE BAD IN YOUR LIFE. ALSO PLEASE DON’T WAIT FOR A BAD NEWS TO GET STARTED, START NOW,  RIGHT NOW".



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