Walking is GREAT MEDICINE

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Walking is my passion. Not running nor jogging-just walking. The addiction to walk started June 12,2006 and has never stopped. Why do I do it? I moved to East Texas in the 80’s. That was in the last century. Overweight, blood pressure off the wall, trouble sleeping, and stressed. I came to Edom, Texas to retire.

Bob and Gracie 03/06/2006

 

Want the truth? I came here to DIE.

Fact of life. If you are not moving -blowing and going- out and about – up and at it-you are a goner that hasn’t been buried yet. That was me until that day.

You all know “That Day”. Some call it the Moment of Truth Day- Born Again Day-Saw the light Day. If you have not had that day- believe me-you will someday.

Standing in the Gulf of Mexico up to my knees, I said “If I keep drinking and eating like this, staying fat and lazy sitting in my Lazy Boy, falling asleep for my daily three-hour nap, spending money for pills to sleep, getting that blood pressure to go down, calm my heart rate, and Lord knows what else. Where will I be in five years? I will be dead.

That was not a good report for my brain to digest. It left a feeling in my gut more severe than heartburn, hemorrhoids or heart attack. The quiver in my arms and legs was worse than the shakes.

Right then and there, I set in place the daily walking program. Oh sure, I sort of watch my weight- but walking became a daily ritual. To this day since June 12,2006 I have not missed a day of walking and a daily average of 7800 steps. No days off for sickness, allergies, headaches, or excuses since THAT DAY. My routine has been tweaked, updated and improved. My Doctors at the annual Medicare physical and the tests say this 87-year-old body is in better shape than it was 65 years ago when I was drafted into the US ARMY.

I will continue walking and talking and writing about Happy Healthy Living. Your questions, comments, and experiences are welcomed.

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Have a Happy Healthy Day

 


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DOING THE WAFO &WASL

 

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RUN IN PLACE FOR 30 SECONDS  ABOUT MID MORNING

SIT DOW AND DO WHAT YOU WERE DOING

STAND UP

RUN IN PLACE FOR 30 SECONDS ABOUT MID AFTERNOON

SIT DOWN AND DO WHAT YOU WERE DOING

YOU CAN LOWER YOUR CHANCES  OF GETTING SICKNESS -ILLNESS AND CHRONIC DISEASE BY 45% TO 80%

LOOK AT THE ONE IN THE MIRROR AND ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION.

IF I CONTINUE TO DRINK-EAT-WALK- SLEEP LIKE I AM RIGHT NOW

WHERE WILL I BE IN FIVE YEARS?

IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE ANSWER 

STAND UP AND DO 

THE WAFO&WASL

HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY DAY

 

 

 


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Get out of your chair

Stand Up

Run in place for 30 seconds

Sit down

Do what you were doing

The Brain doctors will have a hissyfit of joy. They use words I can't say or spell, but they are good

. You will reduce your risk of Alzheimer's, dementia, strokes, heart attacks and even cancer by 45% to  80& 

 

. That is the WAFOWASL .


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BEE SMART EAT FRUIT

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BEEFITBOB AND THE SHORT AND SWEAT

SIMPLE AND SUBSTANTIAL

TIP OF THE DAY

EATING FRUIT AND FRESH FROZEN FRUIT IS ASSOCIATED WITH A LOWER RISK OF CHRONIC DISEASES LIKE HEART DISEASE STROKE AND CANCER

EATING A COUPLE CUPS OF FRESH OR FRESH FROZEN FRUIT EVERY DAY IS A SMOOTH MOVE.

CHOSE A CUP OF FRUIT OVER JUICES

WHEN EATING FRESH FRUIT LEAVE THE EDIBLE SKINS ON THEM

EAT FRUIT AS A SNACK, SALAD OR DESSERT

INSTEAD OF SUGAR, SYRUPS, OR OTHER SWEET TOPPINGS, USE FRUIT TO TOP FOODS LIKE CEREAL AND PANCAKES

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HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY DAY


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BEANS BEANS THE MAGIC FOOD

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BEEFITBOB WITH THE HAPPY HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY

MY MOM AND GRANDMOTHER WERE GREAT COOKS.

BEANS HAD   PROTEIN, FIBER POTASSIUM FOLATE (FANCY WORD THAT DESCRIBES SOME KIND OF ACID) IN THEM BEFORE THE WORDS WERE INVENTED.

WHEN WE BUY BEANS IN CANS, THEY MAY HAVE BEEN ON A SHELF TOO LONG.

I DO NOT TRUST LABELS, BECAUSE THE CREATORS OF LABELS TREAT US LIKE MUSHROOMS. MUSHROOMS ARE KEPT IN THE DARK AND COVERED WITH MANURE.

READ THE INGREDIENTS. IF THERE ARE THINGS IN THAT LABEL THAT MAKE NO SENSE AND OR IF THERE ARE BUNCH OF INITIALS IT IS PROBABLY NOT GOOD FOR YOU.

NOW LET’S EAT BEANS.

EAT BEANS AND PEAS AS ADDITION TO THE SALAD, SOUPS AND SIDE DISHES. CORNBREAD, BEANS AND ONIONS IS MY FAVORITE.

BE CAREFUL WHEN BUYING CANNED BEANS. SOME SELLERS BUT TOO MUCH SODIUM AND OTHER STUFF. LOOK ON THE CAN FOR NO SALT ADDED TO THE BEANS.

IF YOU GOT TIME FOR PREPARATION, USE DRIED BEANS, WHICH NORMALLY HAVE NO ADDED INGREDIENTS.  SOAK THE BEANS OVERNIGHT OR BOIL FOR ONE HOUR BEFORE ADDING THEM TO YOU MOM'S OLD RECIPE.

CONFESSION TIME

I HAVE NEVER COOKED BEANS IN MY LIFE. I GOT THE INFO FROM ONE OF MY FAVORITE NUTRITION EXPERTS

I AM AN EXPERT BEAN CONSUMER

HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY DAY

 

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