Earlier this evening, I happened to see that Mike Foster had posted a video about green tea on Facebook, and it made me feel just a little bit foolish. I've got a couple of kinds of green tea in my cabinet, along with a number of other teas. I like tea. I know that tea contains anti-oxidants. And I have high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease. I have high blood pressure,and anti-oxidants reduce the risk of stroke. Anti-oxidants may impact the risk for diabetes, which my father has.
But do I drink the tea? Not too often. And there's just no reason for it. No excuse, either.
There are medications I don't want to take because of the possible side effects. There are foods I just don't want to give up because I love them. There are times when I'm just too tired to prepare a healthy meal and take a shortcut. But there's rarely a day when I don't have time to boil water. There's never a day when I just can't stomach the idea of sitting down with a cup of tea. I just don't drink tea because I just...don't think about it.
So I'm setting an easy goal today. I'm going to drink green tea at least once a day. I don't know how much that will have on my various health risks, but I know it's in the plus column, and that there's no downside--not even one that's just a product of my own whims.
So what simple, painless thing are you NOT doing to improve your health? Are you going to change it today, too?