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Big Progress Through Small Goals

I recently wrote about the little changes that I am making to improve my health, following an unfortunate incident with a kidney stone. As painful as the experience was, it was a great wake-up call – a motivator to live a healthier life.

One of my biggest focusses has been exercise. While this is not directly related to the cause of the kidney stone (hello junk food!), I know that a sedentary lifestyle was beginning to impact other aspects of my health. The kidney stone made me realise that avoidable, self-inflicted health problems are painful, a little embarrassing and not at all worth whatever it was that I had sacrificed my health for in the first place.

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Step By Step – a Healthier Dad

When I was younger, I was active. I played a lot of sport because I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the teamwork, I enjoyed being around my friends, I enjoyed the challenge and I enjoyed the feeling of running fast and playing hard.

As I aged, things changed. I still enjoyed the concept of playing sport, but adult life began to get in the way. The teams that I played with slowly disbanded, and gradually I became less active.

Not long ago, I began to realise that I was living a fairly sedentary lifestyle. I was working hard and hadn’t taken the time to think about the impact that a lack of exercise was having on my overall health. It sounds funny, but it didn’t help that I am apparently physically unable to “get fat” – while my body looked healthy enough, it was slowly starting to struggle.

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The World’s Worst Food Blogger – You Don’t Know…

I once had a wise teacher who liked to say, “You don’t know what you don’t know.”

He of course said it to try and convince know-it-all teenagers that he had something worthwhile to teach them. His point, I now realise, did not just apply to Year 9 English – it is entirely appropriate for all facets of life. The fact is, if you have no experience of something, you just don’t know what you are missing.
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