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: I have extremely high cholesterol and wanted to reduce my numbers without medication. I started exercising 3 days a week and gradually worked on changing my eating habits. I'm still striving to be that "healthy individual", but I think I've made a good start by putting myself first and taking care of my overall health.
Q: How would you encourage another person to pursue a healthy lifestyle?
A: Keep a diary or journal of what you eat and your exercise regimen. For me, seeing it in black and white helped me to stay focused and it also helped to see what areas I needed more work on.
Q: What activities do you engage in to reduce stress?
A: Zumba 2-3 days a week. Walk the track and bleachers at a local high school 1-2 days a week.
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