Sunday, March 21, 2010

Healthy Foodie Rule #8: Monitor your health

Even if you follow all the best health habits to the letter, you can't control every variable. Genetics (family health history) plays a huge part in our fate, and those factors are totally out of our control.

Therefore, be sure to get regular checkups and all recommended screening tests for your age and gender. Pay attention to your body and don't ignore feelings that you know in your gut aren't right.

I have personal experience to attest that even healthy foodies can have life-threatening health challenges well before old age. It's not something I want to share in detail on my blog, but suffice to say that we should never take our good health for granted.

Healthy Foodie Rules (recap)--scroll down for these postings:
1. No supermarket or fast-food meat
2. Minimize liquid calories

3. Cook your food
4. Eat 9 servings of fruits and veggies daily
5. Exercise 45-60 minutes each day

6. Eat good fats
7. Snack smart
8. Monitor your health

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