Monday, March 23, 2009

Battle Cry

This note is my attempt to convince you that making some changes I will eventually outline is really worth it.  Many of us lead busy, consuming lives and eating well takes a backseat.  I can go on and on about how America’s health is in serious jeopardy or that obesity is at epidemic levels.  I think most of us already know this.  Its time to make eating and exercise a priority in our lives, otherwise all the hard work we put into our careers will be for naught. If we cannot enjoy our vacation time or retirement because our health is failing us what’s the point?

The human body is the single most amazing thing on this earth.  I have come to appreciate what it can do with every new day.  Take a look at this scenario: you have a 22 year old who just graduated college and is now working 60 hours a week.  He eats fast food, rarely consumes fruits/vegetables, smokes, gets little sleep and does not exercise.  He does all of this, yet his body continues running, seldom failing him with the exception of the occasional illness.  Our body can take a serious pounding yet it keeps functioning.  Now, just imagine what a well fed, well rested, and active body can do for you: the possibilities are endless.  Overtime though our 22 year old’s body will begin to show its wear and maybe even disease will manifest.  The point is, if our human body can run on fumes, why not top off the tank and see what it can really do. 

It has become commonplace for us to expect to get old, get cancer and heart disease and live out our later years in pain or senility.  “It’s just part of getting old,” right?  In my opinion, it doesn’t have to be that way.  There is no reason we cannot be active throughout our WHOLE lives and die at the age of 110 on the golf course.  But this kind of planning starts right now.   If you haven’t been that diligent about your eating or exercise recently, or ever, so what?  You can make changes now that will pay huge dividends both in the short term and long term.  I think its fair to assume that no one wouldn’t want to say they are still kicking ass in their 90’s. 

The final thing I will say is that in no way is my intent to tell people what to eat or what not to eat.  My goal is to provide information that may help bring about a positive change.  If it works, great.

 Just know that despite all the poor health surrounding us and the faulty information out there, there are answers. 



Thanks for reading,


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