Being Healthy Doesn’t Happen by Accident

by John Murphy, Director, Make 100 Healthy Foundation

Most men feel invincible when they’re young and healthy. They think they can eat and drink anything they want. They burn the candle at both ends and give very little thought to the future.

Let’s face it, they really don’t take care of themselves.

But then life catches up and starts to take a toll on men mentally and physically. They start to gain weight, become lethargic and unwell. They realize they are vulnerable and start to feel their sense of mortality,

That’s when men may start thinking about their long-term health and wellness. It’s the time when many start to shed some weight, exercise more, change their mindset into one that embraces a long, healthy life.

Men, first realize that the American diet is not healthy. It’s devoid of real nutrition and is addictive. These factors make it that much harder to break bad eating habits. It’s key to make that connection to change your habits. You can do it!

Fact — processed food is not healthy and should be avoided at all costs, if possible. The FDA recently came out with new guidelines that a plant-based diet is the healthiest. The Mediterranean diet of fish and fresh vegetables is good for you and your body. Common sense, right?

We need the fuel to feel good and have the energy to do our life’s work. It’s quite simple. If you nourish your body with nature’s food — vegetables, fruits, legumes, fresh fish — and moderate the quantity of what you eat, you will live each day with optimum health and energy.

Men, you are the author of your life journey. Why not take charge of your health now?

Remember: It’s never too late … until it is!