How to Be Happy, According to Ben Does Life


| 2/23/2012 10:06:02 AM


At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, living healthfully goes hand-in-hand with having a healthy world. A group of us take a walk every afternoon. There is a refrigerator stocked with wholesome snacks in the break room. We are already eager about spring hitting so we can get outside and tend to the garden…

We know that, small as those habits may seem, they make all the different. That’s exactly what Ben Davis, of the Web page Ben Does Life, emphasized during a speech at the nearby University of Kansas earlier this week.

The Story of Ben Does Life  

In late 2008, Ben finally confronted an issue that he had spent the better part of his life avoiding: he was unhappy and his obesity was the primary cause.

Ben Does LifeRiding the wave of motivation, Ben impulsively decided to start a blog, enlist the support of his family and lose a little bit of weight. Three weeks later, he ran — or, in his words, “waddled” — his first 5K. Then he signed up for a 10K. Then a half-marathon. Then a full marathon.

At that point, Ben figured he had hit the pinnacle of athletic achievement.



His dad and brother, who ran with him all along the way, thought otherwise. At the post-marathon celebratory dinner, they convinced him to sign up for a full Ironman triathlon, which consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run.



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