Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. Diabesity Coach
Did you see Dr. Oz on Oprah today? An overweight couple had been invited on the show–he was about 100 pounds overweight, and his girlfriend wasn’t far behind. Dr. Oz measured his heart rate, examined him and told him he had diabetes as well—diabesity. Both the man and his girlfriend went on –no, not a diet—but a lifestyle change. Actually, the man himself decided his whole lifestyle had to change. Good-bye doughnuts.
Several months later he had lost dozens of pounds. Both he and his girlfriend had taken up the recommended exercise and were happy with their progress. The man actually demonstrated about a dozen push-ups on a swissball right in front of an appreciative audience.
What struck me was that, after Dr. Oz told him his weight would shorten his life by about a dozen years he immediately decided that he would have to eat differently, start exercising and generally change his lifestyle.
Wouldn’t it be great if every obese person made that decision? Better still, when you feel those darned jeans getting a bit tight, when you go swish swish every time you walk, why not stop, make a decision to change your lifestyle and stick to it.
Why wait until weight is combined with diabetes? At that point you’re looking at a life-shortening future. Think of the effect it would have on your loved ones—more importantly, ask yourself if you’d enjoy getting arthritis in the knees, pricking your finger several times a day, losing your eyesight, getting gout and losing a foot, or a leg…
Have you ever set a fitness goal? Do you have a friend who’ll check in on you on a daily basis, cheer you on and celebrate each pound you take off, every time you give your heart a break?
Or, better still, what if that friend knew how to help you make food choices according to your particular needs and preferences, who knew what exercise regimen would work best for you, so that you’d build muscle rather than just lost fat…a friend who really understood how the body worked and could help you make wise choices so that you reached your goal in the safest possible way? That friend is called a professional health coach..
Call me if you’d like to know more about how this works. Try it on for size! Best to pick up the phone and get a free consultation.
Cheers for now,
Jacquelyn Jacquelyn Johnston M.Ed.
Professional Health Coach and Educator,
Solutions and Support for Optimal Health
Richmond, B.C. Canada