Health Update: Save Your Own Life Because…

Hello again everyone:

The bad news is that less than 7% of our nation has good cardiometabolic health. In this article, they used the term ‘devastating’ to describe how serious this is. The good news is that you can fix this! Here is what the research revealed:

“Researchers evaluated Americans across five components of health: levels of blood pressure, blood sugar, blood cholesterol, adiposity (overweight and obesity), and presence or absence of cardiovascular disease (heart attack, stroke, etc.). They found that only 6.8 percent of U.S. adults had optimal levels of all five components as of 2017-2018.”

“These numbers are striking. It’s deeply problematic that in the United States, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, fewer than 1 in 15 adults have optimal cardiometabolic health,” said Meghan O’Hearn, a doctoral candidate at the Friedman School and the study’s lead author. “We need a complete overhaul of our health-care system, food system, and built environment, because this is a crisis for everyone, not just one segment of the population.”

Bottom Line: Save your own life because…no one else will do it for you. If you do not have optimal levels of all of these biomarkers, then it is up to you to create a health building lifestyle with clean foods, exercise, prayer, meditation, sleep, etc. Why should you do this? Because it is our responsibility to take care of ourselves and if you do not, then the Standard American Diet (S.A.D., and yes…it is very sad!) will create lots of suffering and bury you many years before you should go.

Start with a simple, doable plan:

  • Consume clean, organic, whole foods…get rid of sugar, processed foods etc.
  • If you do not know how, learn to cook (one of the most enjoyable hobbies ever!)
  • Get moving: yoga; walking; Tai Chi; resistance training
  • Socialize
  • Inner development: prayer; meditation; mindfulness

Simply add one small habit at a time and be kind to yourself, give yourself adequate time to incorporate things…your health is literally in your hands. No excuses so get motivated and join me and many others on the path to living your best life!

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