How to Live a Long Healthy Life?

It is the time of the year where some people sit down and write their new year’s goals. They spend hours writing their goals and then tuck them away never to be seen again. I want to let you know up front that I am not one of those persons that sit down every year and write out my goals.

There is one subject that I like to preach about and hope more people will convert to my way of thinking. I do not possess a degree in this subject from a credited institution, but I do have 73 plus years of experience and proof that this subject will increase your life as long as you don’t step in front of a moving vehicle.

That subject is what we eat and how we exercise I see many people who are over- weight and many who are having problems with heart disease. There are too many foods that are on the shelf in food markets which are processed and not good for us. There are too many fast food stores which deliver high caloric foods and not good for our heart. There are too many foods which make claims to helping you live longer which really do nothing to expand your life. Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States along with diabetes. We are raising our children on this diet and our children are over-weight and will probably grow up with heart disease problems unless we make corrections to their diet and exercise.

It is very difficult to change our diets that we have been accustomed to eating. It takes dedication and help from a partner, just as exercise takes help from a partner who is going to meet us every day and run and exercise with us. The partnership is the key to maintaining the program. Each one will help the other to be at the place each day where the exercise is performed whether it is running on the street or exercising in the gym. It will not be accomplished in a day, a week or a month. It is a lifelong commitment to a healthy life style.

I am recommend a diet of vegetables and fruit without meat or dairy products and no sugars or desserts. This is possible because two years ago I started on this diet. I have lost weight and I feel better than I ever have. I am a person who runs 5 miles per day 5 days a week and plays tennis 4 days a week. I am 73 years old and have the energy of a 30 year old man. I am rarely ever sick with a cold and never feel sluggish or lazy. My body feels great and I can feel that my body is performing like a fine tuned automobile.

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