Living a healthy life is far more complex than just going to the gym. Rather, it is a multifaceted lifestyle, which is not something many of us initially realize (especially during our formative years when we are able to sustain a less-than-ideal diet without gaining weight) consisting of both fitness and proper nutrition. Both of these things, the fitness aspect and the diet, must be approached with a sense of awareness and planning in order to stay lean and perform well athletically, especially in the midst of a busy lifestyle at home and work. This becomes even more important as we age and our bodies are more prone to injury. Proper nutrition and making good food choices coupled with physical exercises that both challenge us physically and are done smart and avoid injury is imperative on the journey to sustain a lean and healthy lifestyle.
- As middle age approaches the author, although highly disparaging of the fitness obsessed, decides to make some lifestyle changes.
- An in depth full body medical and physical assessment reveals some health issues and core weakness. A higher BMI and an elevated liver enzyme were two notable health concerns.
- After three months of eating healthy foods, drinking less, and a regular regimen with two personal trainers the author experienced weight loss and health improvements.
“I guess I was a little soft, covered in a smooth, lifestyle-induced layer I’d accepted as the status quo.”