We can find inspiration in many areas including the actions and example of others; blog posts, e-mails, magazine articles etc; and inspiring books and films.
I apologize in advance that this challenge will take you about an hour and a half to complete. The challenge is this TO EARN YOUR 35 CHALLENGE POINTS FOR THE WEEK YOU NEED TO WATCH ONE FILM ABOUT HEALTHY LIVING.
While some of these films tout fairly extreme measures (30 day juice fast, a vegetarian no-meat diet etc.) that you may not choose to follow I believe you will still be inspired by them. And you may decide to make some lesser but permanent changes that will affect your life long healthy in big ways. Let me know what you think and if you feel inspired to do anything after watching one of these films.
I realize you probably do not all have Netflix but many of these films are available as i-tune rentals, for free on you-tube or hulu, or on their own website. Choose the one you want to view and google to find out where it is available. You can watch any healthy living documentary but here are a few I recommend. (Note if you have already seen all of these feel free to find and pick another. Or you can re-watch one of these and still earn the points)
Super Size me Starring Morgan Spurlock is my all time favorite. Spurlock filmed his experience of eating nothing but McDonald's three times a day for an entire month. As you can probably predict, the results weren't great. He tracks his mood swing and physical health, and checks in with other Americans who subsist largely on soda and burgers.
Food, Inc. is a 2008 American documentary film that examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees. The film is narrated by Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser (Note: Michael Pollan is one of my favorite food writers)
Forks Over Knives is a 2011 American documentary film that advocates a low-fat whole-food, plant-based diet as a means of combating a number of diseases.
Food Matters is a 2008 documentary film about nutrition, exploring malnutrition and cancer causes. The film is presented in the style of a documentary, containing interviews, animations, and footage of various therapies and practices. The film presents the thesis that a selective diet can play a key role in treating a range of health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and depression, often without the need of medical treatment. Furthermore, it tends to label the medical industry as a "sickness industry", which profits more from treating the symptoms of illness than curing the illness.
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead follows the 60-day journey of Australian Joe Cross across the United States as he follows a juice fast to regain his health. Following his fast and the adoption of a plant-based diet, Cross lost 100 pounds, cured himself of an auto-immune disease and was able to discontinu all medications.
During his road-trip Cross meets Phil Staples, a morbidly obese truck driver from Sheldon, Iowa, in a truck stop in Arizona and inspires him to try juice fasting.[