Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Want a Long Healthy Life?

I know I already wrote this today, but losing weight and staying thin is about more than looking chic in some expensive outfit from Saks. It's about leading a long, healthy and happy life.

It's plainly obvious that the only way to lose weight, and then maintain that weight is to eat better (i.e., no processed crap), and move around a hell of a lot more. Well, this article in the New York Times confirms that idea: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/12/health/12brod.html?scp=1&sq=Healthy%20aging%20&st=cse

If you want to live longer and better, the author says, then eat more plant-based food and engage in regular physical activities. And, it goes on to say, you can not get the benefits of better nutrition from a pill, juice or supplement. You have to actually eat better. Eat fish instead of taking fish oil supplements.

The article quotes Hippocrates as saying way back in 400 B.C. "All parts of the body which have a function if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly; but if unused and left idle they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly."

Which translates to "get the hell up off the couch and take a walk you lazy piece of sh!t."

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