I got a lot of hints about the reality of health in 2015. I found out that 1 in every 4 men get a hernia and I lost two friends last year to heart attacks at the age of 36. I am only in my mid thirties, but that was a wake up call. It’s time to go back to the doctor.
I would say most black men between 18 and 38 do not trust doctors or go to hospitals to even get check ups on there body. Even when they experience discomfort or pain. I decided I’ll go get my tests done and to share anything I’ve learnt to help curb this stigma. I ended up being ok and clear of the major stuff, including prostate cancer or hernia. Thankfully I didn’t need any surgery.
I had no idea however that I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels for my age. High blood pressure and high cholesterol can lead to stoke or heart attack. We can prevent ourselves from getting sick by changing our habits such as dieting and having an exercise regiment. My doctor recommended that I loose 30lbs and change my diet completely.
I took immediate action by simply cutting out a few things from my diet and within 1 month, I lost 16 lbs. If I could do this with very little discipline, imagine what I could do with a professional trainer. You know we at Onyx Barbers love challenges so the guys teamed up with Body by Chosen and gave me a serious challenge. I’m taking boot camp 3 times a week from Body by Chosen to see what type of real transformation can happen to my body in 3 months.
My goal is that with a stricter diet and a real gym work out, I can lose 25 lbs. in 3 months. It’s going to be tough considering I have never worked out in a gym. This is going to be a whole new lifestyle change for me but I accept the challenge.
I will keep updating you on my progress but I ask for your support in return. Join the team at Onyx Barbers as they continue Pushing Popz. Engage with us online and increase your chances of winning Body By Chosen athletic wear.
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