Oh yes. There are bigger problems than “how to make a twitter strategy” (why would anyone make a tool strategy is beyond me), or “how to choose what kind of facebook page/group/profile you need to get 200.000 fans on facebook” or becoming mayor of Glostrup Station on foursquare (im almost there though)
disclaimer:I am one of those people who needs to loose weight myself, it’s a personal problem for me and something I have been battling with for years and years and years without ever getting it – I have even gained more weight. I have recently become more committed to it because of the books I have been reading and because health always has been important to me.
a couple of days ago I was lead to Jamie Olivers video on TED about educating kids about food:
And because of my own personal discoveries this makes so much sense to me – and I hope it will make sense to you as well.
As a frequent speaker on social media I often highlight the active media image that our kids are growing up in and how our society is benefiting from that. Honestly I hadn’t seen it coming that there’s actually kids in the world (In the US in particular what I can understand from Jamie’s video) that doesn’t know the difference of a tomato and a potato. I was awestruck when I first saw it. Anyway as I recently posted in my discoveries when I read Michael Pollans excellent book “in defense of food”, I think there’s some things you can do to actually battle the unhealthiness of the foodsystem as a whole, and it’s something I think we need to do, because otherwise this might hit us in the back faster than we can say “climate change”.
1. cook at home and cook more – I love the blog “not eating out in new york” in particular and I follow a lot of foodblogs for inspiration.
2. rent books on the library on food issues and write down the recipes that you know works ( making “own” cookbooks works really great with kids)
3. eat food – don’t eat junk – if things can become moldy it’s more healthy and it give you nutrition (au contraire to – let’s say the happy meal that just celebrated it’s one year birthday – mcdonalds isn’t food)
4. eat more veggies and fruit – maybe become more of a flexitarian ?
5. go for a walk
6. listen to morningcoach.com and get committed and clear (something high on my list these days..)
7. drink water
8. don’t eat a whole pizza – eat half…
9. choose ecological organic when you can. The nutrional value is soo much higher then in normal products. seriously it’s better for you.
10. grow a garden. Become a backyard farmer (or a balcony farmer in my case) no matter if you live in an apartment or in a house you should have room for a little bit of gardening. It’s not my thing at all and I used to be really bad at getting things to grow – but being proactive about it we now have plants everywhere on my desk (herbs and veggies before they go outside – it’s a bit too early for that still)..
11.have daily breaks and do more yoga/meditation/spiritual stuff.
This is not the kind of blogpost I normally write, however it’s soo important to me – and if I can inspire you to look at the video or read some books on this issue – i think it’s worth it=)