Getting Fit and Healthy

We took a walk today. Yeah, I know I know, you’d rather read about the quilting. Later.

It was a beautiful morning, and we got out for a walk before it turned hot. I wanted to take some pictures from the hill in the front of our house. That’s our house with the little awning and the dirty SUV (“Bud”) in the driveway. 1-IMG_1322

There are many trails all around our development. We’re working up to the longer ones. This one goes up, up, up. 1-IMG_1324

Going uphill really gets your heart pumping quickly in addition to giving you a great bird’s eye view. 1-IMG_1326
The trail continues up, even steeper still, but we had climbed high enough for today and we still had to walk our little section of the neighborhood to see what our neighbors were doing landscape-wise. And we were getting hungry for breakfast.

Okay, that’s the fit part. How about the health part? Oh, I thought you’d never ask. Here’s a short bit of wisdom for today:

Sugar.

Whether it’s from a lollipop or a slice of cinnamon-raisin bread, we all know that sugar is not the healthiest of ingredients, especially when it is consumed in excess or comes from refined forms such as high-fructose corn syrup. We also know that sugar is partly to blame for challenges with our waistlines, appetites, blood sugar control, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. The data confirming the relationship between high carbohydrate (sugar) consumption and diabetes is clear. And the data that supports the relationship between diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease is profound. Diabetes is a powerful risk factor for simple cognitive decline, dementia, accelerated aging, and Alzheimer’s Disease.
(from Grain Brain, Dr. David Perlmutter)

Thank you for reading. Be healthy. And take your Vitamin D!

Comments

Sue said…
Looks like California ! Like the tile and spanish look. Great views.
Anonymous said…
Older sister had cinnamon bread for breakfast and middle sister had honey wheat toast with butter and marmalade. Living in this world with super grocery stores, cheesecake restaurants, pie and cake bakeries, and the ice cream truck singing through the neighborhood is full of sugar challenges. It's rough and tough to cut down on sugar. Thanks for bringing the sugar situation to our attention.