Health is a Lifelong Pursuit
I've been interested in being healthy my whole life. Health has many facets, and I now pursue physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
- love of sports made me interested in fitness and nutrition
- early exposure to information about nutrition and training on performance has had a lifelong impact
- pretending to be sick was not allowed when I was in school
- when I get sick, it makes me appreciate my health
- becoming a Christian helped me realize the power of prayer and gratitude
- being healthy is a blessing, and past injuries make me appreciate every day I am healthy
As a child, I was fortunate not to get sick very much, and unless I was throwing up, Mom sent me to school anyway. With no reason to pretend to be sick, I guess I decided to be healthy.
I loved sports and being active as a kid, and I still do today. Growing up in Minnesota, I played hockey, and I still do. I was a "rink rat" growing up, and playing outdoors is one of my favorite activities. My earliest memory on the benefits of training and nutrition come from Bill Cushman, the speedskating Coach who taught the "Power Skating" class. Bill was a great teacher; his workouts and nutrition classes were ahead of their time. Thanks Bill.
When my father began running marathons in the mid seventies, he bought many books on excercise and nutrition, and my interest in fitness and nutrition was sealed. I don't recall talking about living a healthy lifestyle much but evidently more than a few people thought I was a health nut. I was voted most likely to live to 100 in high school.
Regarding nutrition and fitness, what I thought made us healthy in the 70s and 80s is not really very healthy. Healthy Fat was an oxymoron and running long distances was good. Now, healthy fats actually promote health, and sprinting, high intensity sports like hockey, and strength training are higher priorities than cardio.
Today, as a father of four girls, my wife and I pass on our experiences with fitness, eating well, and being healthy. My daughter Anna studies nutrition in college, and she contributes to this blog.
At Healthy Life Pro, we will share the health, fitness, and nutrition information we think you will find valuable. I'm excited to share our stories!
Here is a link to the first real post: It took 5 years to get Fat, How I reversed course...