Its your 16th birthday, and you wake up to the sound of a car pull into the driveway. You run outside to see its your dream car you’ve wanted your entire life. After thanking your parents for the wonderful gift you ask your dad for the keys.
“Now before I give you these keys, I want you to know this is the ONLY car you can have for the rest of your life. If you take these keys, the car is yours but you will never drive anything different for as long as you live. Are you okay with that?”
If you chose yes to that question, how would you treat that car? You would take the best care of that car that was humanly possible – changing the oil every 3,000 on the dot, fueling with only the best fuel, and driving it as carefully as you could. Of course you would, its the only car you’re ever going to receive in your lifetime.
Now why wouldn’t that be the case for our bodies? It is the only vehicle we are given in this life yet so many people treat it so poorly. There are a multitude of things that people do and don’t do that make our body sluggish, over weight and overall unhealthy. The biggest culprit of the group – diet. More than 1/3 of adults in the U.S. are considered obese, and a staggering 12.5 million children and teenagers are in the same boat. We have become a lazy society who trade taste and convenience for our health and well-being.
A simple change in your every day diet can go a long way. All it takes is a conscious effort to change the horrible habits we’ve all grown accustom to. For starters, don’t skip breakfast. Without breakfast, our metabolism remains sluggish throughout the day until we eat something later. Another simple and rewarding tip is to make a home cooked meal for dinner every night. While the task seems daunting, it can be a fun and healthy way to change bad eating habits created by fast food and other restaurants.
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