The Secret to Becoming Healthy

Debbie Wood

Jan 10,2018

Any experienced hiker knows that they must be somewhat physically fit to tackle any type of hike, even if it’s just a leisure hike. Your diet and nutrition is key in being in it for the long haul.

Just as there are some habits you might need to break, you can also develop habits that will improve the numbers that indicate good health. Learning healthy habits will require both commitment and sacrifice if you are to succeed, and you’ll want to quit—often. But I can promise you that the feeling of accomplishment when you succeed is worth it. And you can rest assured that you will never need to starve, do anything that will endanger you, or look back and say, “I’m sorry I did this.” The only demons you will battle are your own bad habits—the old habits of eating the wrong food, drinking the wrong drinks, and abusing your body!

While I have no credentials as a nutrition or exercise expert, I have been studying and experimenting to determine what works for me for most of my adult life. But after years of failed diets and tens of thousands of dollars spent on gimmicks and products that were guaranteed to work (by great marketers who could make me believe anything), I was still holding on to the thirty pounds I had gained during three pregnancies (ten pounds with each baby).

However, I’m thrilled to report that my perseverance finally paid off. I have discovered “The Secret” to becoming healthy and losing those extra thirty pounds I was dragging around, and I’m willing to share! The secret to having a great body and an exceptionally sharp mind to go along with it is this: eat less, eat right, move more, and move right!

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Now, you know the secret too. Are you disappointed? Did you think it was going to be something that would take years to learn and cost thousands of dollars to master? Well, that’s not the case; instead, it all boils down to what you put in your mouth every day and how you exercise both your body and your mind.

Exercise alone won’t give you the body you want, just like eating healthy is only half of the battle to permanently maintaining a healthy weight. There must be a combination of eating well and moving right, or your efforts will fail; then you will give up and return to your couch, filling your head and body with junk.

Let’s make 2018 the year to learn to eat right and exercise more so we can all enter the rest of our lives with great health and great habits.

Happy Hiking!

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