Diet and Exercise

At 21 days into Whole 30 plus exercise and my blood sugar is back into normal human range. This mornings glucose readings showed that I am now at 83 mg/dl and my body weight has dropped down to 183.8.

This nothing short of amazing.

Real Food and Hard work seems to be the key to leading a healthy life. There are so many commercials we see on TV today selling this drug or that drug for hundreds of different medical conditions and mostly all we here the phrase, “When diet and exercise aren’t enough”. But what if diet and exercise are enough and what exactly does diet and exercise mean?

I have asked several doctors this same question and the answer is pretty much always the same. People really don’t want to change what they eat and rarely find the ambition to exercise. So the only other answer is through medications. But what if whole food dietitians and physical trainer were incorporated into the medical model and people actually were placed into a situation where they could actually start to feel the results after several weeks of just making a few minor changes in their lifestyles? Could you imagine the cost savings on healthcare? Of course no one could actually be forced into doing something they really don’t want to do, but even a small percentage would create positive results that would lead to peaking the interest of more people.

You would see commercials on TV for gyms, exercise equipment and local ranchers and farmers promoting products to fix medical issues rather than drug companies. I don’t think we will see this in our lifetimes because of the old money trail, but we may see the beginning stages. The medical industrial complex bases it’s success on sick people and when people aren’t sick there is simply no money to be made. It would be the same for the automobile industry if a vehicle was built to last 25 years. There would be fewer car sales and mechanics would be looking for a new career.

Like us, no vehicle lasts forever but by maintaining and caring for our automobiles we can see a greater life expectancy than if we fed it bad gas and never changed the oil. So too should we working on constant maintenance of our physical bodies and minds.

The bottom line is that the right combination of simply diet and exercise can make us both healthy and happy!

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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4 Responses to Diet and Exercise

  1. gitfitsite says:

    As a fellow believer in frugal living, I think you would enjoy this:

  2. kkeevins says:

    Hi Bill! I know that’s a great blood sugar # and obviously you’re happy about it. But, I’m wondering how you actually feel, physically? I’m asking because I don’t usually feel “right” when mine goes that low. I’m not sure, if it’s just not the norm for me — I don’t know. Anything below 90, and I start to feel kind of weak and out of sorts. I’d be thrilled to have mine that low, but I want/need to feel well at the same time.

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