Day One….sort of

I’ve been meaning to start this blog for a couple of years now, but somehow I just didn’t get around to it, or something in me resisted.

Maybe I just wasn’t ready.

But today is the day I start my experiment in plant-based eating. Why torment myself in this way, you may very well ask? The answer is multifold, but really comes down to the fact that I don’t want to get sick. I actually don’t care about aging–in fact, I’m quite enjoying getting old! However, when I look around at my friends and family members in their fifties and sixties, almost everyone seems to be suffering from rather serious health issues: cancer, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, stroke, diabetes, thyroid problems (to mention just a few). And those are the serious ones! The not-so-serious health issues include garden-variety aches and pains and loss of range of motion and mobility.

In an effort to avoid these diseases and age-related issues, I began researching preventative strategies and have come to the conclusion that a few essential changes can make all the difference in terms of age-related disease:

1) a plant-based diet;
2) regular cardio exercise
3) regular weight training
4) avoidance of alcohol, caffeine, salt, sugar, unrefined grains.

I’ll let you know how it goes. If Bill Clinton can do it, so can I.

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