Elizabeth Eubanks

Supervisor of Computer Operations
Information Technology
eubanksl@gvsu.edu 
Dept. Phone: 616-331-2035 

Q: Is there a driving force behind your healthy lifestyle? Was it a person in your life, a certain event, were you brought up in a healthy environment? What makes you a healthy individual?

A:  My cholesterol levels was a little high and medical statistics suggests if one doesn’t improve their numbers it can lead to other health issues. Therefore, I took notice and begin to think of ways to help lower my numbers. Was it a person in your life, a certain event, were you brought up in a healthy environment? Well, my husband would sometimes say, when was the last time you checked your weight? I did not want to go there but it was an issue which is improving over time. I was always a slim child growing up, our family practically raised most of everything we consumed – and food was more organic then it is today. What makes you a healthy individual? Being ‘happy-don’t-worry’ – I find keeping an optimistic attitude does the body good; making a conscientious effort in what I consumes - at-the end- of-the-day – it sparks my soul to keep moving forward with my healthy lifestyle plans.

Q: How would you encourage another person to pursue a healthy lifestyle?

A:  Do an inventory of one’s-self, know your health numbers, first and foremost be honest with yourself - if the numbers aren’t agreeable to you - think of a plan to do something about it. Speak with your health provider for suggestions – read healthy articles – once you’re done researching information, then critique a plan customized just for you. Forget about others methodology, you need something that you can master for yourself. No matter what procedure you follow, initially do small increments until you reach a confidence level of ‘I can do it’! Never, ever stop trying to improve yourself! 

Q: What activities do you engage in to reduce stress?

A I do stretching at the gym I walk in the indoor track, I walk on the treadmill, I ride my bicycle around in my neighborhood, I do sit-ups and stretching prior to bedtime – it helps me to relax better. I play a lot with my grandchildren, especially 9 month old Asher, I read or watch a movie. View life optimistically and love my husband – it does the mind/body/soul well/good.

 

 

   

 

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