That's a word that scares a lot of people. In fact, many will not even open this post upon seeing the title, others will hit delete and move onto the next blog. When I see "commitment", I automatically assume someone or some organization wants either my money or my time. And yes, sometimes I hit delete, dig in my heels, or...run.
That said, at the top of every wish list is good health. Some take it more seriously with good health at the top of their prayer list. According to Robert Preidt of U.S. News & World Report, research indicates that less than 3% of all Americans are living a healthy lifestyle. This is one time when we want to be in the minority. So, if you are not part of the 3% and ready to make a commitment to your health, start here.
1. If you smoke, quit. See your doctor, join a group, get a patch but do what is necessary to make that one change.
2. Exercise. It is one of the best things you can do for your body and your brain. If you can't exercise move more!
3. Eat a healthy diet. Consider eating more foods that don't have a label.
4. Manage your weight.
There are more, but these four will make a huge difference and lower your risk of heart disease as you age. Nothing happens though without a commitment!