RUN!!! I was thinking about this when I read a note from Courtney (from http://www.ridetoremedy.com/). She wrote to me and said that it was rare for someone like me to choose to take up cycling to PREVENT getting diabetes. This made her happy. If this is at all confusing, please read my post Diabetes and Ride to Remedy.
I was thinking about this on a recent afternoon while riding my bike. I didn't want to be riding, because I have not exercised much lately. Since March 1st, I have been pretty diligent about watching my calories and eating better, but just could not get motivated to exercise. Simply put, I've been feeling a bit lazy.
Then I got Courtney's message and it made me realize that I AM BEING CHASED by something that can kill me!
The #1 cause of death in Americans is heart disease. There are 8 simple things we all can do to prevent heart disease, but it boils down to this: EAT HEALTHY, MOVE MORE. (For more info, click 8 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease).
If you are feeling a bit lazy (like I have been), consider that there really is something out there that is chasing us that can kill us. It might look like yummy food or laziness or "I'm-too-busy-to-exercise" syndrome or just procrastination, but it is very real and seems to somehow sneak up on us more than any other killer.
I guess this is another "Control The Beast" message, so I'll wrap it up. I hope I can keep this feeling in mind as I fight off a cold and ramp up my exercise this week.
Keep Riding everyone and Control the Beast!