Let’s talk about health

Let’s even talk about your health.  My health.  Yes.  Let’s do it!  It’s important.

Why?

Because.  Let’s get started…

Last night, I got glutened.  I’m still getting the hang of this whole thing, and sometimes, I make rookie mistakes.  It was probably in the sausage.  I didn’t read ingredients.  It’s my own fault.  My tongue was all swollen last night, and this morning, I’m feeling it in my tummy.

But here’s the thing.  It matters that I got glutened last night.  It matters because I feel yucky, and I’m not supposed to feel yucky.  It matters because it affects my ability to function.  It affects the kids I haven’t had yet.  It affects me, but it also affects you.  And that’s important.

So here’s the deal.  Don’t be that person who thinks that what you put into your body doesn’t matter.  It does.  For serious, it does.  You can be healthy.

I know this all sounds super self-help-y, and I didn’t really mean it to.  But I’m fed up with the attitude that a lot of Americans take where they don’t care how unhealthy food is for them, they just want to be happy.  And if that means dying a few years sooner, at least they’re happy.

Be happy.  Be healthy.  Be both.  Don’t eat only celery for the rest of your life.  That’s weird.  But eat some veg today.  Go to the gym.  Or even just go for a walk around your neighborhood.  Be healthy today.  Be happy too.  But be healthy.

P.S.  It’s like they knew my tongue was swollen.

One Response to “Let’s talk about health”

  1. Jeff Krause says:

    Interesting article linked from CNN today about activity overcoming genes for obesity seems relevant – http://healthland.time.com/2011/11/02/gym-vs-genes-how-exercise-trumps-obesity-genes/?hpt=hp_t2

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