Americans are fatter and not as active as they used to be. Two out of three are overweight or obese. As far as exercise goes, only about 1/3 exercise 3 times a week. No wonder we see the number of cases of diabetes on the rise. According to World Report, February 2009, 1/3 of our children will get diabetes. Instead we should choose to live a deliberate healthy lifestyle.
Be Watchful Not Diabetic
While a healthy lifestyle is important and maintaining proper weight is best for longevity, exercise is also a great way to increase longevity and keep you feeling good. The benefits of being physically fit far outweigh the enjoyment we have in an indulgent lifestyle.
- We are more mentally alert and able to handle stress more easily and maintain energy levels.
- We have a normal body weight which will help us to maintain a normal cholesterol and Triglyceride level.
- Our cardio, respiratory, and Immune system will keep us feeling healthy and functioning on a much higher level to reach the goals that we have in life.
There are consequences for a life of indulging. We are out of control and will eventually reap from not taking care of our bodies both inside and out. Proverbs 23:2-3 says:
-and put a knife to your throat
if you are given to appetite.
3 Do not desire his delicacies,
for they are deceptive food.
Do not be tricked into thinking that we can consume it all. In my earlier post about counting crazy carbs, I mentioned that diets are not a life style but rather a healthy lifestyle is best for longterm success in your health. Please read that to help understand what exactly what consuming too many carbs both the good ones and the bad ones can do to your body and the impact that can have on your health.
Prescription For Change- A Healthy Lifestyle
In my next post, I will share with you some scripture that I believe will help provide insight that will motivate you. I will also provide some action steps that will help you get to where you want to be.