Have you ever found yourself thinking “I exercise, so I can eat anything I want” or “I eat healthy, so I don’t need to exercise?” That train of thought can cause unexpected weight gain and unhealthy habits. As a society we are no longer as active as we once were. Years ago, my grandfather, a farmer, ate red meat almost daily. However, he led a lifestyle centered on activity, spending most of his days working the field. He also ate primarily what he grew, which means much of his diet was plant based. My grandfather died peacefully after a long and healthy life, working up until the day he died. This lifestyle is not the norm for most of us in today’s technologically advanced world, so incorporating regular exercise and healthy nutrition choices in our daily life are both important.