It’s all in the Numbers

In the business world, all that matters is the numbers. People like to waste time chit-chatting about countless other factors but again, the numbers are all that matter. That reality is the same for you and your health!

I just had a check-up with my doctor and he said my numbers are elite. These numbers keep me informed on where my blood pressure, resting heart rate, cholesterol and lipid levels stand. These numbers also serve as a source of motivation for more improvement, consistent assessment and as a foundation to support the direction of all of my other activities.

In a society where we focus on some of the most insignificant and idiotic things, all that matters is your overall health because without that, you have nothing. Period!

Speaking of numbers, the latest numbers on the top cause of death in the United States compiled from 2010 to 2011 is once again, Heart Disease. The large majority of those deaths were due to poor physical activity and nutritional habits. Pretty much sums it up huh?

I don’t need to craft an eloquent blog post on why it is so important to take care of yourself with disciplined eating and regular exercise because the numbers do all the talking and they are talking loud! Get off your butt,  keep your eating habits simple, treat yourself once and awhile and realize that crafting a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have to go to extremes. Start out slow, take some time to try different activities, choose the ones that interest you and that you will perform on a consistent basis. If you need help, consult a local fitness professional that can help you get started or take your current activities to the next level.

These baby steps will earn you small victories each day, week, month and year that will ultimately solidify the healthy lifestyle that we all know we should be living. Quit waiting for divine intervention and make things happen!

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