Tag: Heart Health

This song makes me feel great:) I love the lyrics “Home is wherever I’m with you.” Did it put a smile on your face? – Keith

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It’s more challenging to eat healthier when healthier choices are not readily available or simply unaffordable. We must simply do the BEST we can under the circumstances. Because healthier choices are more expensive we must strive to make the BEST choices we can.  – Keith

The Wrong Direction

According to a new report by the CDC, Obesity rates went up 1.1{1ee8873d3da54571ef77633feec9b2f18618b0dba2f28faf42edb28003d1c6f7} between 2007 and 2009. In the past two years, 2.4 million people have joined the ranks of the obese. More than 70 million people are obese which is just over 26{1ee8873d3da54571ef77633feec9b2f18618b0dba2f28faf42edb28003d1c6f7} of the population. The percentage of “overweight” adults is much higher. Heart disease and other related illnesses are surely expected to rise. I just want to scream. – Keith

Keeping It Real

I had 3 radio interviews today. One host asked if I prayed about not overeating to stay healthy. Well, I don’t talk religion or politics. I did tell her I said Keith’s prayer. When I wake up I say “Help Me Make It Through The Day And Keep The Food At Bay”, and at night I say “At The End Of The Day I Kept The Food At Away.” – Keith

I get asked what spices I use.  Looking in my pantry I have pepper, garlic powder, paprika, smoked paprika, cayenne, thyme, sweet basil, parsley, rosemary, crushed red pepper, cumin, tumeric, coriander, oregano, and chili powder.  I use a lot of fresh herbs and garlic too.  What do you use to keep it tasty?  – Keith

Small Wins

Winning the little battles against heart disease and obesity makes it easier to win the war.  Start fighting now.   – Keith

5 turns into 10.  15 into 20.  For many of us, the hardest part about exercising is just getting started.  When I exercise it seems if I commit to 30 minutes of cardio it turns into 45-60 minutes.  When I started exercising regularly, a commitment of 5 minutes turned to 10 then to 20 and so on.  So just commit to 5 minutes of exercise or activity and watch it grow.  So “take 5” and get healthier.  Your heart will thank you.  – Keith

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The cardiologist put the catheter in my leg and moved it towards my heart.  After injecting the dye, I remember his words of concern as if they were yesterday.  He said, “Keith, this is not good.  You have 3 completely occluded arteries.  I’m going to talk to your sister.”  That was July 6th 2007. On this day I found out that I needed open-heart surgery to save my life.  – Keith

I know all the excuses we give ourselves not to exercise.  I was the king of excuses. I think I’ve used most of them.  It wasn’t until I realized that in the time it took me think of the excuse, I could’ve put on my sneakers and started to exercise.   Excuses don’t help your heart—action does. – Keith