At the age of 57 my father had heart attack.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. About 935,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. At age 71 he had a triple bypass open heart surgery.He suffered from high cholesterol for most of his life.About 1 in 6 American adults, 17% of the adult population, has high blood cholesterol.My dad died at the age of 81 of massive stroke.Over 800,000 people die in the US each year from cardiovascular disease and strokes. He took a handful of pills in the morning and in the afternoon.
My mom is a cancer survivor.My mom has diabetes. Diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages in the US, or about 8.3% of the population. There were 1.9 million people 20 years of age or older newly diagnosed in 2010. My mom has Alzheimer’s. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimers, that’s about one in eight older Americans. My mom has high blood pressure. About 1 in 3 U.S. adults have high blood pressure, or roughly 68 million people. It greatly increases someone’s risk of developing heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the US. My mom takes a handful of pills in the morning and in the afternoon.
Most of my adult life, I have struggled with my weight. I have yo-yoed between 190-250 lbs. I do not want to be sick or develop illnesses because of my weight. I want to live healthy, be full of energy, and not have to take a bunch of pills.
At age 41, I was put on high blood pressure medicine. I am off the pills with diet and exercise. I want to be healthy and not suffer like my parents. The journey starts here.
In this blog you will find ways to make exercise fun so you will be motivated to stay fit. You will find a bunch of healthy recipes. And ideas for eating out with friends –so everybody won’t point at you and ask “Are you on a diet?”
I am going to go out and find the latest research on health and nutrition to share with all of you. I hope that you enjoy this blog and that it helps you reach your weight loss goals, and stay healthy.