For everyone who wants to enjoy delicious food AND stay fit and healthy.
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
My day job is college professor -- of mass communication and journalism, at the University of Cincinnati. I've probably got a few more years to go, and it's a good gig. Love to travel, cook, dine out, and work out.