Healthy talk with facebook friends
Facebook friends share the resources they use to live healthier lives
We all know the importance of living healthy lives, and inspired by "A Healthy Textsation" post by Vanessa Garcia, I asked my Facebook friends what resources have helped them on their health journey. For me, the road to being healthy has had many twists and turns and I am working on trying to be consistent and holistic with mind, body and spirit. I find I have been the healthiest when I do little things to take care of myself. Things like sleeping, meditating, praying or simply going for a walk seem simple but when I do them consistently I can see the difference. I also notice the difference it makes when I choose smaller portions or eat half of what I am served in a restaurant, or simply skip the dessert. And I remember being at my healthiest when I participated in the Rock and Roll half marathon with some friends. I was so proud when I finished it. I had set a goal and pushed myself to accomplish it.
Feeling accomplished at the Rock&Roll half marathon with my walking buddy Luz!
With ages ranging from early twenties to late sixties, the resources my Facebook friends shared were surprisingly similar. A summary below by category:
My Fitness Pal and UP band
My mom's nutritious simple meals with seasonal local produce
Mind & Spirit:
Meditation, Reflection, writing and visualizing your goals and purpose
Body, Activity & Exercise:
Yoga, Ice Dance, Sports competition, Spinning, Running
smaller portions, weight watchers
I was struck by how quickly responses came in, and I realized we do not talk about health as much or as often as we should. Ultimately, the secret lies in balance: Eat healthy, meditate & pray, and exercise.
And communicate! Share your health secrets with friends and family. My latest secret: a great health initiative I am working on with Telemundo- Prevention is Life. Learn more at