Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Quest for Better Health

     When I was a little girl, my mom had a book entitled, Better Than Medicine.  It was almost like a bible to her, she was constantly reading, underlining, and rabbit-earring the pages.  She told me that basically the book was teaching her how to live a healthy life style.  Her moto was - preventative care is better than medicine.  I never really understood what she meant until I became a mom.  A few months ago, I was watching a news program about the rising cost of medical care - I had a light bulb moment.  If I did not start taking better care of myself today, what type of medical care could I possibly afford as a senior citizen.  Today my mom is 81 and with the exception of a little dementia, she is in great physical health.
    I made a committment after seeing that news piece that preventive care would lessen my chances for needing meds for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and all the other unknowns.  My first stop - signing up at the gym - I love Pure Fitness (women only - oh yes!)   I feel so much better - physically and mentally since taking on this challenge. 


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm glad you like it. YAY for Spring TX....I actually went to Westfield High School many moons ago.....


  2. I am very active; I do power walk mornings in the woods before noon daily. When not too tired I go out for evening walks or I ride or dance; I am a trained ballet dancer, too. I also walk everywhere. I agree the human body needs activity to remain healthy. Have a nice weekend;)

  3. Well done to you:) I am so with you and your mom...I think its so important to stay healthy:) Great post! I cant wait to read more of your beautiful blog:) Have a wonderful Monday my dear and see you soon:)



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