Sunday, April 22, 2012
I was on my way home from work, listening to another doctor on the People's Pharmacy talk about how the food that people eat is making them ill, the communities, the culture in our country, all of this is leading to what he called "diabesity," which I thought was an interesting way of putting it. I'm getting more and more depressed, because a lot of the things that he was mentioning are things like canned vegetables have tons of BPA, things that we think are healthy really aren't. He's making it sound like the only way to eat healthy is to grow everything yourself and make everything from scratch. I look over to the right in the midst of feeling a little helpless, and I see a woman and her tween/teen daughter. What are they doing? They are jogging together. I wanted to pull over right there and tell her, "Thank you. Not only are you setting a great example for your daughter, but you both are setting a great example to everyone who sees you. Because of you, she and others will know the pleasures and benefits of exercise. Because of what you are doing right now, you both will live longer." Instead, I had/have a great big grin on my face every time I think of that.