I remember when I was in my 20’s and 30’s. Man, I could eat anything I wanted and not have to worry about my waist line or my health. I was living the dream! Many of us have had that same attitude. Now-a-day’s though, we look back and say; “If only I was 20 again, I would not have to worry about all this health stuff”. Unfortunately, that is far from the truth. Health issues don’t just magically happen when we turn 40. They manifest from when we were younger and not watching what we eat and what we did to our bodies. Everything we did in our younger years, determine our health as we get into the “mid-life” era of our lives. What we have to understand is, our health is indeed based on our lifestyle. Type II Diabetes does not just happen. It is a direct reflection of how we eat and how little we exercise. Heart disease can in fact have some genetic attributes, however, if we do not watch how we live our lives, we could be adding to the risk of Heart problems. I am not saying you can’t enjoy life. I love my pizza and ice cream, believe me. But, we do need to remember, that in order for our bodies to last us through this life, we do need to take better care of them. Now that I am a grandparent (my grandson calls me Poppie), this life that I am living has become so much more important to me. I absolutely love spending time with him. I tell yah, that little guy has some serious energy!! I not only want to be able to keep up with him, but I also want to be a roll model for him. I want him to know just how much my life matters to me. Hopefully, I will be able to teach him about health and life and how it all fits together, so that as he gets older, he will not have to worry about all the life-changing health issues that are so prevalent in our society today. I love my life! My hope is that we can all learn how to live our lives in a way that will impact our generation, and future generations to come.