The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


March 24, 2010

Making changes


The launch of this "Spring into life" blog series is timely for me.

I had my yearly check-up in early March. (Preventive services such as yearly physicals are covered by the ELCA Board of Pensions, through which I have health insurance.)

My doctor ordered routine bloodwork. When the results came back, my doctor advised me that I need to get my cholesterol (high) and glucose levels (borderline) under control.

She gave me three months to make positive lifestyle changes. 

As a journalist, I love deadlines. They're something to work toward, even if they're difficult sometimes. So I've made healthy living a priority. And with a firm deadline of June 7, I'm motivated to meet my goals.

I don't want to have to manage my health with medicine if I can achieve good results by being mindful of what I eat and how much I exercise.

I'm looking forward to this blog as one more way to support my goal of living healthier.

Over the next three months, I'll be blogging about my journey to better health.

As we go along, I (and the other bloggers here) are looking forward reading your comments about positive changes you've made in your life. Let's encourage each other!

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