Neglecting Your Health Is Detrimental

lady-warning-youA few days ago, I spoke with a friend who has a sister who is a year younger that I am.  My friend’s sister was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago and since then her health and quality of life has declined.

I share this story with you because I want you to know how important it is for you to take care of your health.

The Story

I have a good friend who has a sister who is 43 years old.  A few years ago my friend’s sister was diagnosed with diabetes.  I think the sister was diagnosed while in her late 30’s, but I am not sure of her exact age when she was diagnosed.

Since my friend’s sister learned she has diabetes, her health has declined.  Diabetes is a manageable disease, but if you neglect following the doctors orders, then all kinds of things can happen to your health.

My friend’s sister begin losing her eyesight about two years ago.  Last year, her kidneys begin declining in function and now she takes dialysis three times a week.

I never asked my friend the specific age of her sister or even what led to her going blind and needing dialysis, but after learning that she skipped dialysis, I had to ask a few questions.  I asked questions because I was baffled by how someone a year older than I am could be in such poor health and I also felt awful for her sister. Continue reading

Healthy Living and Healthy Inspiration Series – #2

healthy-living-healthy-inspirationI’m sure by now some of you have made resolutions, set goals and/or have plans for 2014.

The new year is a time for new beginnings and it is usually the time when you resolve to eat healthier, lose weight, stop smoking, exercise, be creative, be daring, etc.

Don’t let a few miss steps stop you from reaching the goals you set.  Focus on moving and making changes one step at a time.  It is the little steps that get you to your destination.

Today’s, healthy living and healthy inspiration series focuses on change, vitamin news, healthy diet changes, “how-to” exercise, recipes, and a bonus for those who are bloggers.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

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Healthy Living and Healthy Inspiration Series – #1

healthy-living-healthy-inspirationToday is the beginning of the healthy living and healthy inspiration series.  This series consists of articles that I have found during the week that I think you will enjoy.

  • First on the list is an article from the fitness twins Alexandra and Kymberly at Fun and Fit Blog where they share information about healthy aging for boom chicka boomers.  Alexandra and Kymberly asked a question, “Who Inspires You to Live a Fit and Healthy Life?”  This article inspired me to move, because after learning about how their mother was the driving force behind why they do what they do, it gave me the push to get moving.  Alexandra and Kymberly you I love what you do. Continue reading

12 Reasons You Should Have An Accountability Buddy When Making Changes

inspirational-wordsMaking healthy lifestyle changes is sometimes hard, but having an accountability buddy makes it easier.

It’s okay to walk alone, but it’s better when you’re walking with someone.

What is an Accountability Buddy?

An accountability buddy is someone who holds you accountable for your actions when you are making changes.

It is usually best to have an accountability buddy who understands the changes you are making and who also has your best interest in mind.

Often an accountability buddy is making the same changes as you are which makes it easier, because you are not in this alone.

If it is your desire to make healthy lifestyle changes and you can find someone who is also doing the same thing, then you both can work together and hold each other accountable. Continue reading