A Few Thoughts On Health

Megan McArdle has had two excellent posts on the topic of health so far this year, Don’t Get Sick and Don’t Get Old. Actually, the second one was a repost of a comment someone left on the first post. But both are the kind of sarcastic writing that I like. I’m going to actually stop and be serious for a change. Your health matters, and it’s up to you to take care of it. It’s best to act before the problem gets out of hand, that’s true. But if it’s out of hand already, acting now can still make a difference. There are no easy answers but regular exercise can improve your health. Also, eating healthier can improve your life. They won’t be the easiest thing you’ve ever done, but that doesn’t mean the effort isn’t worth it.

I finally found a link to this video on the health benefits of exercise.

I’m going to make a point to exercise more this year and eat healthier. In the past couple of years, I’ve lost 26 pounds and managed to keep it off. I’d be healthier if I lost another 26 pounds, but I’m going to focus on exercising more and eating a little healthier. If I do these things, I’ll be healthier whether I lose the weight or not.

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