January 3rd

Introducing Starting Health

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about what it takes to become healthy. Starting Health is a blog that breaks down our society’s often misguided ideas about physical health into clear facts and actionable steps.

This venture was born out of my realization freshman year of college that though I wasn’t overweight, I was far from healthy. I played sports on occasion and avoided the worst junk foods, but I had some bad habits: not exercising regularly, staying up late when I had to get up early, slouching all day, and eating mostly grains and meat. Ultimately I was lazy with the way I treated my body.

Over time, I began researching the different aspects of health. I picked up running again and adopted routines that helped me sleep better. I straightened my posture, found ways to sit less, and started looking at what’s in the food we buy. I even grew to love vegetables.

Why trust Starting Health?

I’ve come a long way since those days and grow increasingly annoyed when I see people and companies promote quick health fixes that don’t work. This blog counteracts those messages with thoroughly researched information, along with a dose of personal insights to making new habits stick.

You don’t have to take my word for it — all my articles contain references upon references to the research groups, doctors, nutritionists, and athletes who know what’s up. Check them out, try the advice we’re giving, and you’ll see that it works.

— Ben Stankich