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Why Do You Eat What You Eat?

May 2021 | Health and Wellness

Last week I talked about food choices. I emphasized the fact that your body is only as healthy as your food choices and lifestyle.

How do we make these choices? Research has shown we often mirror the behaviors of those around us – family members, coworkers, or friends. For example, if your partner enjoys wine on a daily basis you will tend to also consume wine regularly. If your coworkers snack on sweets and baked goods during the day, you will likely follow suit. If your family is sedentary, you will most likely become sedentary. Just as we may adopt a person’s mannerisms, we may also adopt food and lifestyle choices. The good news is you are in control of your destiny. You can choose to get off the couch and make yourself a balanced meal or snack. You can choose to go outside and enjoy a walk. You can choose to live a healthy life. I challenge you to lead your family, friend cohort or coworker pod in a new direction. We learned a lot about health in 2020. Let’s take control of our health in 2021 and improve the trajectory of your life.

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