NOTE: Most of this post applies to people with bad diets. If you’re eating healthy and staying active (don’t forget to exercise!) you likely can eat what you want and not have to worry about being connected or it slowing you down, but not everyone is this way.
Let’s be honest, most of us love food. I can’t necessarily count myself on that list (anymore), but the mental connection people make to food can be either a positive or negative and have a lot more of an impact than they realize. If you’re younger then you can get away more with a bad diet or bad overall health because you can fix it later on in life, but who wants to be in their 30s and 40s trying to force themselves into shape? If you’re young, now is the time to start taking care of your body and your health because you don’t want to start trying to do it when it’s nearly too late. If you’re older then you still have the time and ability and capacity to do it, however you may find yourself having more trouble than someone younger due to them having more energy and it being less of a strain on their bodies. I wouldn’t call myself an expert by any means (for that I’d recommend checking out P.D. Mangan at roguehealthandfitness.com and Alexander J.A. Cortes at his personal website.)