Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Make Healthy Eating a Priority

People take all kinds of actions to treat their ailments, but unfortunately not as many to prevent them in the first place. Someone recently told me that in Canada we say we have a Health Care system, but we really have an Illness Care system and I kind of have to agree. Why not take a stance for your own health and well being? We cannot change our age, family history, or ethnic background, but we can control what we feed our bodies and how we move them. Healthy eating and regular physical activity combine for a healthier you.

By creating healthy eating and activity habits, you may help reduce your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis while providing many benefits such as:

  • Better overall health
  • Lower risk of disease
  • A healthy body weight
  • Feeling and looking better
  • More energy
  • Stronger muscles and bones1

If you think you don't have time to eat well - think again. You can create time for grocery shopping, meal preparation, and time to sit and enjoy great food. Yes, you may have to shift other things in your life, but the time is there for you to create a healthier future for yourself.

There are solutions to whatever barriers you feel to eating well and being active.

1Maintaining Healthy Habits. Health Canada. 2007.

Steph Wheler