Hello fellow bloggers,
I’m excited to participate in this Grow Your Blog Event. I began blogging just a few short months ago. My daughter encouraged me to do so.
Her blog is: mycalmdelight.blogspot.com
Anyway at first I thought, who has time to sit around all day and read blogs, but with a little encouragement I went ahead and took the plunge. Now I get it and yes I do spend a fair amount of time ‘sitting around reading blogs’. Already it’s been a fun journey. First off I am struck by the awesome talents of so many. The photography is awe-inspiring, the crafts are impressive, and the fashion ideas are helpful. I love the retro themes, the apron themes, the antique themes. And of course I love the personal insights into your lives. I love hearing about the grand kids and the fun you have with them and I love anytime I get to take a walk down memory lane. So thank you everyone for sharing your lives and your talents.
My blog isn’t quite like any of yours, I don’t showcase a particular talent or skill and I’m not spending too much time on my day to day activities. I do however feel like I have a voice and something to say that hopefully you will enjoy and just maybe be inspired by.
My blog, fit and healthy baby boomers, is not about what size we wear or even what age we are, but rather how the foods that we choose to eat effect our bodies and our overall health. My eyes were first opened to the concept thatthe foods we eat (and the quantity in which we eat them) are killing us, when 25 years ago my Mom died from heart disease. There were no obvious signs, and she had just gotten a clean bill of health from her GP. She phoned one day to say that she had called 911 and she was in the emergency room. Well she never left the hospital and 6 weeks later after being diagnosed with heart disease, high blood pressure and undergoing bypass surgery, she passed away. I still miss her.
Soon after, I started hearing about research being done by renowned physicians. Their studies were revealing that the foods we eat are causing havoc in our bodies and by making better food choices we could prevent or reverse many diseases, including heart disease. So began my interest in the food and the amount that I put in my mouth and provide for my family. That's when I started reading labels and ingredient lists. Oh wow, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, maltodextrin, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sodium content plus fertilizers and pesticides sprayed on our crops, oh my no wonder we’re chuck full of diseases. And then there’s the pharmaceuticals. . .
I'm passionate about this topic and hope that you will join me as we research and discuss baby steps to improve our health. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to enjoying my grand kids in good health and for as long as the good Lord allows me to remain on this earth.
I’m happy to offer a giveaway. All you have to do to enter is simple leave a comment. In keeping with the health and fitness theme, here is the giveaway.
The winner will be announced February 8th.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll decide to follow along and see where this may take us.
To your health,
|Me and my honey (Ken) soon to celebrate our 40th anniversary!|