Last March I went to the doctor for my annual checkup and he informed me that my cholesterol and blood sugar levels were too high. He asked me to come back in six months for a recheck. I spent the summer working in the garden and changing my diet only a little. I went back to the doctor in September, and he said my cholesterol had dropped 50 points to a normal level, and my blood sugar was in the normal range. I was surprised as well as dismayed, since that meant that I had to maintain my current level of activity and continue to watch my food intake.
The elevators at my work have been out of commission for three weeks, and won’t be in operation for another two weeks. I work on the 4th floor of my building. I know that I will need to continue to walk the stairs all winter once the elevator is repaired. I hate to exercise, but I hate the thought of poor health even more.
How do you motivate yourself for good health choices? What should you do for better health, and how will you accomplish it? How do you maintain your health?