Rethinking the Mule-Kick

mule kickLately I’ve been Rethinking my Drinking. Really. I’ve been mulling over some changes to my lifestyle to get healthy. Mostly because I feel old. I’ve been playing badminton and squash, and each night afterwards, I feel so sore and tired that I feel much like I’ve been kicked by a mule.

As much as physical activity is a foundation to good health, I’ve been giving consideration to improved diet and (even-more) moderated alcohol consumption. A poor diet and too much booze can undermine the benefits of exercise, and have long-term consequences.

As we get older, it becomes all about risk management. Sure, we all want to live and enjoy life. But we all want to maximize the benefits and rewards of a well-managed approach to what we do: finances, food, children, career, health.

Luckily, in today’s internet-driven world, if you are looking to do anything positive, somebody out there has a website to help you. In the case of making changes to alcohol consumption, check out Rethink Your Drinking.

                                                             rethink your drinking

Author: Doug Ironside RN

Doug is a Registered Nurse (PHN) with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

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