You may feel you do not need any more reminders about your health. But your well-being is important, and it is imperative to be in good health as you age. If you are part of a group dealing with obesity or Type 2 diabetes, it probably means you have been neglecting these important reminders. Maybe you have been taking your health for granted – which is enough to increase your risk of developing these diseases.
But let us not get off to a bad start. On a brighter note, you have to focus on what you can control. Regarding your well-being, there is much you can do, so it is not a question of what is possible. Rather, it is how willing you are to keep your health in good standing, no matter what.
In short, your health is what you make of it. You can choose to lead it in the right direction, or you can leave it up to chance. Neglecting your health and ignoring reminders to look after your diet and lifestyle, usually translates to the latter. Unfortunately, the odds are not in your favor. We all become more vulnerable to disease as we age since our bodies naturally weaken with time, not to mention the toll our poor habits play at some point.
The price you pay is going to be unique to you, even if it shares similarities to the toll of your family and friends. Your eating habits and general quality of lifestyle will determine the cost you will pay. We all get to pay our dues, even where our health is concerned. Neglecting your health along the way could be costly: developing diseases like obesity and Type 2 diabetes and their associated problems are examples.
You can decide to be healthy and live well and take action towards that purpose. Or you can remain a bystander, and potentially suffer the consequences which often end up a cause of frustration, sadness, and regret.
In reality, it doesn’t take anything out of the ordinary to be healthy. By picking up a few good habits like appetite control and regular exercise, you can start to make a difference. It is a mistake to believe you need to be exceptional or capable of something extraordinary to be a lean and healthy middle-aged adult.
It’s true you may lead a very busy life, and none of us are flawless: we are going to make some mistakes. But that doesn’t mean you cannot do what is right for you at least 80% of the time. When you care enough about your well-being, you will be willing to do what it takes to invest in your health. Only then can real change occur.