I’m Danny Thompson, just another regular Joe, until 5 years ago when my best friend suddenly found himself in the hospital because he was diabetic. There were all sorts of complications, but he survived. It changed his life drastically, but it also changed my life too. I realized the importance of health, family, friends, and just life in general.
Since that milestone in my life, I’ve started to try and get the most out of my life.
I realized that life was too short to keep passing on opportunities to travel. I’ve been wanting to go to so many different places, and as of this moment, I’ve already been to 8 different countries. I’m going to share some photos with you on this site.
It’s an exhilarating experience. There is no price you can put when it comes to discovering new things, seeing the real versions of photos you just see on Facebook, and meeting people with the most unique stories. It may bring you farther from your home, but it will allow you to learn more about yourself. Something you can never do when you rely on your comfort zone.
So, my first message for you, Travel!
Being young means being free, being free to be who you are, do what you want to do, and eat what you want to eat. So we always fall prey to excessiveness. I love being young, and I want to feel young as long as I can, not just in my head, but also in my body.
You may call it corny, tiring, or just a fad, but I’ve ditched the junk food for food our body actually needs. No, I did not go through any 360 diet, I still eat meat. I target a balanced diet and try to eat as organic as possible.
You’ve heard it time and time again, you need to exercise. The truth is, you’re either motivated to do it, or you’re not. But there are a few out there who aren’t breaking a sweat because they’re uncomfortable in the gym. Good news people, yes, you can exercise even without going to the gym.
Like I said in this article, I travel. I travel a lot, which makes it a little more difficult to maintain an exercise routine, but I try to move around as much as I can. I jog when I can, and there are loads of routines you can do with just a chair, a table, or even with just a mat, lying down on the floor. Quoting Nike here, “Just Do it!”
Replace Your Hobby With a Healthier One
You like going out for drinks every night? You know it’s bad for you. Worried there’s nothing else you can do? You don’t have to be, there are so many hobbies you can start that will not only kill time, but will also allow you to live healthier. Have you ever tried gardening? Not the farm type, but the boxed plants type. You know, a tomato here, maybe some herbs… Seeing something with a purpose grow, and knowing you’re responsible for it, is like having a child, a green, fruit/vegetable bearing plant.
Another great thing you can do is to learn how to cook. Other people are afraid this will only lead to more weight gain, but if you cook everything from scratch, you know what’s in it. You know it’s fresh, and therefore, healthier. In fact, I might share some of the recipes I’ve picked up over the years.
So that’s me. I hope you join me in my adventures, cooking, travel and life of health.