The feather of truth measures the weight of your heart
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Wake up call...
I was wondering what to publish in a blog and have decided to make this one, my first one.
"A person's risk of developing heart failure is inversely related to their level of physical activity. Those who achieved at least 500 MET-minutes/week (the recommended minimum by U.S. guidelines) had lower heart failure risk than individuals who did not report exercising during their free time; the reduction in heart failure risk was even greater in those who engaged in higher levels of physical activity than the recommended minimum." -wikipedia.org
So why am I bringing this up?
I got a call today that my Dad is dying from heart failure. He has suffered countless strokes and heart attacks. His condition is getting worse daily and his quality of life is taking a turn for the worse. He spent his entire adult life smoking, drinking, and putting on the pounds. Since I have a similar health risk and have already suffered a heart attack, I am highly motivated to get fit and stay in shape. This is why I am here at SparkPeople. To whip myself back into shape, and it's working.
I know I won't last forever, but at least I can take steps to improve my quality of life. I do this for me, myself, and I. I also do this for my family as I know they want me to stick around for as long as possible.
All I can really say is, Keep *SPARKING*!