This short article is an introduction to healthy living and the healthy living article category.
I haven’t always been the health nut that I am today, but I have always had an interest in it. Even when I was living an unhealthy lifestyle, I was drawn to fitness tips I saw on television (mostly public stations), in magazines, and on the Internet.
I guess many of us go through a period of eating junk food, drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes or other crazy things when we are young and feeling invincible. I certainly had more than my fair share.
I wanted more than those activities could provide. I wanted to learn to create my own natural highs. I wanted to look healthy and fit. And I wanted to look that way in my later years. I wanted to feel great and have as much energy as I could muster.
I also wanted to avoid those crippling health problems that some people get in their senior years because they ignored fitness principles and ate, drank, and smoked whatever would give them momentary pleasure.
The great thing about living a healthy lifestyle is that the more you begin to feel great and see results in the mirror, the more fitness tips you want to acquire and put into practice.
The short version of my story is this. I gave up junk food, cigarettes, coffee, and a sedentary lifestyle and began an ongoing education and practice of healthy eating and exercise. I have dabbled on the dark side now and then and ate things that I don’t consider healthy, but 95% of the time I’ve managed to stay on track.
In the articles within the healthy living category, you’ll find out how I get up at 5:00 am, exercise using an inexpensive home gym, and power walk for several miles 6-7 days a week. You’ll also find out how I stay motivated, what foods I eat, and the vitamin supplements I take. And you’ll find out how all these activities play together to help me maintain my ideal weight.
Update – I now get up at 4:00 am.
Once you start learning about fitness, putting it into practice, and seeing results you’ll find yourself seeking out fitness tips so that you can improve even further.
To your health and fitness.