As an athlete, I always liked feeling well, and being in shape, but eating well was not something that I did. I did not understand the inner workings of the body, or why I needed certain foods in my diet
I was not interested in how my body functioned, or what type of food I should be eating. My mom liked to bake, so my eating habits were not the best, in fact I never had a piece of whole wheat bread until I was 25 years old.
The good thing was that no one in my family smoked or drank, so I never had to deal with either of those problems. I did learn early in life to drink Pepsi, and if I would have known back then what it was doing to my body, maybe I would not have had so many. When you are young, not much time is spent thinking about how you are going to feel when you are 60 years old. Old age probably would be easier for most people if they realized what they were doing to their bodies with some of the choices they were making early in life.
Playing sports, I always had some minor hurts, but they become magnified with age. Arthritis is something that most people have to some degree when they get to a certain age, and the sad thing is that a lot of it could have been prevented with better choices.
Everyone has heard to drink more water, but how many people actually do it? Usually, only fitness fanatics. The human body cannot live long without water. I always thought that I was quenching my thirst by drinking pop, but never really considered how many impurities I was putting into my body.
Most people in the world are not drinking enough clean water to have their bodies function efficiently. It is like your car not running on all cylinders. The interesting thing is that it is such a simple remedy. Just start drinking water throughout the day, and you will feel better, but you will also have more energy.
When you were told to eat your vegetables, did you say, why. Since heating food above 116 degrees destroys most of the nutrients, and most people do not eat enough raw vegetables, it is no wonder we live in a sick society.
I am not good at eating vegetables, but I have found that it is very easy to juice. With all of the different fruits and vegetables to juice, you should find some combination that gives you an agreeable taste. The benefit of juicing is with raw foods, you sre getting all of the live nutrients. The simplest way to regain good health is through juicing, especially a lot of greens. Wheatgrass is one of the best greens for getting necessary nutients.
I was a professional golfer, and a house builder, so I have always had a high level of physical activity. I do not know what it is like to be a couch potato. It is not difficult for me to exercise, or walk wherever I need to go. Exercise is important to have a healthy life, but you need to start slowly, and build up to more vigorous exercises. To remain healthy into old age, find an exercise that you can do consistently.
Life is difficult most of the time, but if you can find a goal, a reason to live, and then think positive thoughts, speak only good things, and surround yourself with happy positive people, life will be so much more enjoyable.
Now that I am older I am interested in feeling better, and in being in better health. If you never start taking prescription drugs, your body will love you forever. A doctor wanted me to take high blood pressure medicine once, but I decided that I would rather use natural health means. I am glad that I did.