One day, Ken found himself feeling uncomfortable and short of breath. With a family history of heart disease, he decided not to take any chances and immediately went to the doctor's office. Once there, he was quickly transported to the hospital. He was having a heart attack.
In reflecting on the incident, Kenneth said, "It pays to pay attention." Pay attention to what you are doing to your body and to what your body is telling you. "We, as a country, are plagued by unhealthy diets that are high in fats and calories and lead to clogged arteries and other health problems. My heart attack and eventual quadruple bypass served as the catalyst for the lifestyle changes I needed to make. "
Kenneth stopped smoking, began eating a healthier diet, and made time to exercise.
Changes like these aren't always easy to make. But remember, every step you take to become healthier – no matter how big or small – is important to regaining control over your life. You owe it to yourself. You can do it.