Balance - the great equalizer.
I must begin this conversation by shouting, "I do not declare myself to be an expert on all things health and fitness"! However, I am a certified Nutrametrix consultant who invests my time, energy and resources on training that give me the opportunity to work along-side medical professionals. Most physicians are treating their patients with the goal of seeing results, versus side effects, from prescription drugs. We plan to accomplish this, one person at a time.
At the age of 61, I have no hypertensive issues, no blood pressure or cholesterol scares and I exercise regularly. I have never had any health disorders, I started taking Nutraceutical supplements (click here for info) as a preventive daily habit, over twenty years ago. My constant goal is to eat based on the Pareto principle. Put plainly, the rule means that you choose to eat healthy foods 80 per cent of the time, which then allows you to indulge in your favorite treats 20 per cent of the time. Do I always abide by the principle? I address this question below.
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And, it is never too late to develop a passion for working out. I was 52 years old when I started running. It started out as a fast walk and then in order to develop proper form, I joined a running club. Soon, I was running in my first 5K race and it wasn't my last. I became so passionate about running, that I began coaching others. I was 56 when I hiked my first strenuous mountain. In May of 2018, I hiked a beautiful 4 mile trail in Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas. It was my 5th hike. At the age of 61, I now have 9 hikes under my belt. I am grateful to be among the minority of people who don't have any prescription bottles filling up their bathrooms.
I mentioned the 80/20 principle, and I really cling to this, because it doesn't stifle my lifestyle. So, 80% of the time, my goal is to stay away from foods that will not benefit me. You know -
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The people that I have healthy relationships
Most of what I have learned about wellness, comes from experiential opportunities. Years ago, I traveled to Miami and attended a two day training that offered so much scientific information about low glycemic eating and health disorders. I was fascinated and that is when I really had a change of heart. The quest has continued and recently (while attending a health symposium in Dallas, Texas) I heard a quote from a health professional. I laughed when i Heard it, but quickly realized the magnitude of what she was saying. The quote - "heart disease, blood pressure and cholesterol issues don't run in your family, bad recipes do". In other words, what are you consuming? If you have an interest in a free online program, please click here and you can also contact me for a one on one (free) consultation. Together, we can get there.
Life indeed is about balance. If the pendulum swings