"Take charge of your nutrition. You have to eat the right food, with the right amount, at the right time. Your health is in your hands." Bob Moore, Canton, TX
These are the words of Bob Moore. Moore, of Canton, Texas, has been doing just that since early 2002 when he decided to take charge of his health and start a personal walking and diet program to improve his overall well being, losing over 50 pounds in the process.
Until 2002, Moore had a different approach to his health, with a weight of 227 pounds and spending as much as 190 dollars a month on various medications. It wasn't until his physician pointed out that his blood pressure was extremely high and that he was placing his health in jeopardy should he continue to live the way he was, that he decided that it was time for a change. After hearing this, Moore decided to do something about it. "I decided to get moving and start walking about 45 minutes a day." Eventually, these 45 minutes led to an ongoing routine that has been a key part of his life for the past 10 years.
Currently, Mr. Moore is still taking charge of his health. Year to date, he now weighs 173 pounds, a 54 pound drop, with more pounds continuing to shed with every step that he takes. According to walkertracker.com, he has now taken over 15 million steps and dropped his blood pressure down from 204/105, to a current 130/50, placing him just above the optimal range on the Systolic/Diastolic scale for hypertension. As far as his medication goes, he currently spends an average of 4 dollars a month, saving an estimated 186 dollars that he was spending prior to 2002. What started as a measly 45 minute walk around his neighborhood, has now led to a 50 pound weight loss, dropping his blood pressure by almost half, and saving him a tremendous amount of money in the process.