I think we all take our health for granted in America today. Statistics tell us that almost 70% of U.S. citizens are overweight, with over 30% being morbidly obese. Those numbers are astronomical, and tell a tale about the belief system we have today . . . or false belief system.
I believe why so many of us are heavy today is due to the belief that at some point in time, we will be able to lose the weight, and control our life back from all the fast food joints that haunt the American landscape today.
I am not sure when exactly this belief was formed, and on what basis; but if you have been fat all your life, putting tons of stress on your heart each and every day, where do you get the idea that you will just be able to hit the switch one day, and lose all the weight? How often do we see this occurring? Hardly ever.
What ends up happening more often then not, is that someone passes away at a relatively young age, due to cardiovascular disease, brought on by years of over-indulging in foods. Instead of heading down that route, I decided it made more sense to focus on that which makes us healthier – and not obsess on that which does nothing but hurt us.
So the Heart Healthy Blog was formed. We are going to dive down the rabbit hole of the heart, and find out the many wonders hidden in that extraordinary pump; and how we can strengthen it to last as long as humanly possible. I look forward to getting your input.