Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Are you like me - overwhelmed by all the health and fitness news and recommendations that inundate us every day?

As an overweight teenager, I went on my first diet when I was 14 years old and lost 40 pounds over the following two years. I watch my diet and still weigh less than I did when I was 14.

I have never been a smoker.

I have been a triathlete for 23 years and rarely miss a day of fairly intense exercise.

The media now report health news every day. Fitness people make many recommendations about the kind of exercise we should do.

If we obeyed all the information we would never eat anything and we would spend 24 hours a day doing nothing but exercising. How do we cope with all this information?