Living healthy shouldn’t be based on a fad or trend, it should be an ongoing, sustainable lifestyle. Diets and weight loss groups don’t work because they mass market themselves to everyone. It becomes the latest fad or trend and then everyone wants to jump on board in the hopes it will work miracles. The problem is they don’t. People get discouraged and return to their old habits. Even though they are trying to live healthier, they often miss the mark. The stories that follow are about people who found their own healthy and sustainable lifestyle path and how they are sharing their ideas with others.
Living Healthier but Missing the Mark?
The fact is, even though millions of Americans are taking steps to become healthier and more fit, obesity and other chronic health conditions are still a major problem among adults and children alike. Heart disease, diabetes, and poor nutrition due to the consumption of processed/fast foods are still threatening the lives of millions of Americans. The key is learning what works for YOU. Find your perfect fitness and nutritional plan. Learn about your body and what it needs to be vibrant and healthy.
Find your Motivation
For every reason you have to work out, you can find ten more to keep yourself sitting in your chair. Making excuses only makes the problem worse. Many people get discouraged because past diets didn’t work for them. Fad diets are designed for quick results, not a sustainable lifestyle. For any exercise or fitness program to be effective several things need to be in play:
1. You need to be ready to commit to being healthy
2. You need to be motivated
3. You need to know what works for you
Lastly, you need to be willing to work through the roadblocks that sometimes get put in your way.
If you’re ready to get healthy and create a sustainable, healthy lifestyle, then the ball is in your court. Go on the offense and take control of the situation. The only person standing in your way is you. Make a conscious choice and take your first steps on your journey to health and wellness.
Following are stories of 10 individual men and women who took the challenge, said bring it on and are winning.