If you aren’t twice as tall as your belt size, you could be an American.

If your idea of exercise is not using the drive-through at McDonald’s, you could be an American.
If you look down and don’t know what color your shoes are, you could be an American.
If your idea of flexibility is being able to touch your kneecaps, you could be an American.
If you aren’t twice as tall as your belt size, you could be an American.
If your doctor looks less healthy than you want to be, you could be an American.
If you think taking drugs, because they are prescribed by a doctor, will help you live a longer and healthier life, you could

be an American.
If you trust 100 year-old pharmaceutical companies more than the 5000 year-old practice of herbal healing, you could be an

American.
If you choose liposuction over diet and exercise to eliminate health-threatening fat, you could be an American.
If you’d rather inject your face with botulinum toxin than exercise and watch your diet to look younger, you could be an

America.
If you choose to have your stomach surgically altered (2% chance you’ll die in a month) to control your meal sizes, you could

be an American.
If you don’t want to be defined in any of these ways, you could have a healthy future. It’s up to you.

Jeff Cordeiro has spent years researching the basics to good health. For details on the proper diet, exercises and sun

exposure amounts for your body type in addition to articles on specific health concerns, please visit the New Health Basics

archive.