“Fitness becomes even more important as we age. Dr. Cooper, speaking to women, puts it this way: “Physical protection against cardiovascular diseases is an act of God for women over fifty. What he means is that, prior to menopause, a woman’s body seems to naturally fight much of the causes of early cardiovascular disease, but after menopause, when estrogen levels plummet, a woman must pay closer attention to diet, exercise, and other preventive strategies to ward off heart disease and other threats to health.” Every Body Matters: Strengthening You Body to Strengthen Your Spirit by Gary Thomas
It is as simple as that. We cannot let up. We must develop good habits. Breaking habits is harder than learning proper ones. So by developing good habits and encouraging those around you, primarily your own family you can save them from some difficulties. I’ve been told on numerous occasions that it takes 21 days to develop a new habit. See if that’s true for you. Choose a good habit and keep it in place for 21 days. I’ve also been told you can have “holidays” from your habits but it is suggested never more than twice in a week. That third time often puts you back into old habits. So if you decide not to eat after supper, I would suggest doing it for at least 21 days before you decide if it works for you. Then if you want to have “treats” now and then, fine but not more than twice weekly.
Give it a try. Pick a new habit you are developing. Tell us about it and then strive to keep it for at least 21 days before you make up your mind if it is working. We will want to hear from you in 3 weeks too!