There are many organizations and websites that are dedicated to helping save people’s lives; it’s admirable, but that’s not possible. Every person has to make the decision to save his or her own life by making the right lifestyle choices every day. It’s not easy. Fast food, drive-thrus, television commercials, convenience foods, refined foods, and portion sizes as large as Connecticut make maintaining a reasonable body weight challenging. Work, kids, voice mail, yard work, volunteer work, email, and spending time with your spouse make time for exercise seem impossible. The deck seems to be stacked against us.
Then there’s the news. Every day, what’s good for you seems to change. First, drinking water is good, then it’s bad, then it’s good again. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone who understands the science, sorts through all the studies, and tells you what’s realwhat’s based on science and what’s not? That’s what I do.
Add to this mix an attitude typical of many men: whatever’s wrong, they have to tough it out. And women often take care of everyone else first and themselves last. Funny thing about a heart attackyou can’t just walk it off, and you can’t wait until later to deal with it.
So let’s work together to change that end point. Let’s get healthier for ourselves, our families, and our communities. It all comes down to a single question: