THE IMPACT OF POOR DIETARY AND LIFESTYLE CHOICES
We are seeing the impact of poor dietary and lifestyle choices in our country with the Covid-19 pandemic. The data is clear that the virus is more dangerous for those with pre-existing conditions such as type-2 diabetes and obesity. As we have seen now with Covid-19 that these choices are an issue of life and death.
One of the most sobering statistics in this whole epidemic is that people under 65 years of age with pre-existing conditions, which are virtually lifestyle and dietary driven conditions, are at as high of a risk for hospitalization as people who are over 65 with no pre-existing condition. So if you’re a 45-year-old person with type 2 diabetes, you have the same risk of being hospitalized as a 70-year old who doesn’t have those pre-existing conditions…..If this isn’t a wake-up call I don’t know what is.
Times Like These Shine A Light On What Is Really Important
Times like these have a way of shining the light on what’s really important and what’s not so important. If there is any silver-lining with Covid-19 it’s been to help us focus on what is most essential in our lives. For me, it’s been my faith, my family, my health, and being financially prepared for times like these. I hope this has been our wake-up call to get deliberate in those areas that we have been neglecting and live a more intentional life. We may be able to flatten the Cover-19 curve, but it’s not just about enduring the adversity of this as it is happening, but being prepared for things like this in the future. A wake-up call is about waking up. Seeing more clearly what you have always known. We all want better relationships with our loved ones. We want to be financially prepared for our futures. We all know what we need to do to become more healthy. So will you let this time pass and not take heed?
THIS IS YOUR WAKE UP CALL
Are you ready to finally make those changes you’ve been saying for years you need to make? We can’t control this epidemic, but we can control what we decide to learn from it. Diet and lifestyle will always be the way to health. There is no vaccination or a magic pill. It really is in your hands. If you need help getting started I can help you bridge the gap of where you are to where you want to be. Now more than ever it’s time to take control of your health. Visit me at http://rloptimalhealth.com/how-effective-is-health-coaching/ to learn about health coaching and how it can start you on your path to wellness.
This blog post was partially taken from a clip of an interview with Chris Kresser on the Impact Theory. Chris Kresser is the founder of the ADAPT FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE HEALTH COACHING PROGRAM where I studied and received my certification. You can find out more about Chris at his website http://chriskresser.com He offers many free e-books to help you start your health journey.