Here’s to your health.
OK, I ADMIT IT: Since moving to Milwaukee about a year and a half ago, I’ve put on a few pounds. Looking back, I have no one to blame but myself. ▸mbarrassingly, it is a case of too many fish fries, IPAs and Holey Moley doughnuts. Factor in my compulsive need to try every new restaurant in town, then divide the sum by my lowered activity level (Oops, I forgot to replace all the walking I did when I lived in New York with some other type of exercise!). Now I’m left with some too-tight jeans and skirts that serve as an irksome reminder that I used to be measurably smaller.
The good news is, summer makes it easy – well, easier – to lose weight and get in shape. When it’s nice outside, I often ride my bike or walk to work, and I enjoy playing tennis and swimming. I also eat more fruit, vegetables and lighter foods in general.
More good news: This special issue is packed with ideas and inspiration for a healthier you, from great recipes for good-for-you grilling (page 28) to five of the most fun, most challenging workouts in town (page 16) to the personal stories of some very fit folks (page 40), who reveal their special motivations for working out.
But health isn’t just about diet and exercise. We’ve got the lowdown on a number of topics, including some great information on how to keep your brain and your body in great condition as you age (page 34). And animal lovers will definitely want to read the article (page 10 ) about using CPR to revive a pet. That’s some useful information, indeed.
I like to think of our Health issue as an owner’s manual for your body. Give it a read, and then get moving – and don’t stop until you work up a sweat.
Carole Nicksin firstname.lastname@example.org @CaroleNicksin