I can tell you this … the older I get, the more difficult it is to lose weight … and keep it off. And I work out every day.
Media reminds us constantly that we are all too heavy and we’re going to pay for it with obesity-related ailments that include diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. We’re told the answer is simple: eat less and exercise more. Dozens of television shows feature people competing to lose weight, and all manner of weight-control diets, workouts, and equipment.
I know it can be difficult for anyone to find the time to exercise … even if it’s a 20-minute walk. And a healthy diet can be a real challenge for us, given the time pressures of work and family life.
I think many Americans have given up … they don’t care about their health or their appearance. But there are also many struggling to find the time and the energy to work out.