THIS WEEK’S THEME: EATING & EXERCISE
I was reading a Panera Bread advertisement in Sunday’s (6-14-15) New York Times that 1/3 of our kids are overweight or obese and 1/3 of adults are obese. Ok, I understand that a genetic medical condition may cause some to fall into the overweight or obese category. But I believe that for many, it is the result of poor food choices and failing to make some time to exercise.
I have no desire to offend any of you; which means I am. Isn’t it true that every time someone walks up to you and says they don’t want to offend you–you are going to get offended.
I am willing to offend some of you, because I care about your health and want you to have a long, healthy and active life. Please start making better food choices and carve out some time in your busy life for exercise.
I don’t believe it is ever too late to change; you just have to start and it is best to start right now.
Here is Art, who is the founder of Team Armageddon (a powerlifting team), setting a world record Friday (6/12/15). By the way, Art is 60 years old.
Here is another member of Team Armageddon. Nora is 72 years old and like Art, she has set numerous records.
I’m 68 years old and on Friday lifted 44 pounds more than the Michigan state record.
In my book, I devoted my first chapter on diet and my second chapter on exercise, I think being healthy goes a long ways towards helping one to live an extraordinary life. In case you don’t read my book, please remember that eating trumps exercise–my waistline is proof of that.
SELF-HELP BOOKS IN ADDITION TO MY OWN
I mentioned food typically trumps exercise but remember being slim is not the same as being fit. I’ve read Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin’s book, Skinny Bastard and afterwards found it difficult to look at food the same way as before I read their book. Although I have not read their other book, Skinny Bitch, I believe it says much of the same stuff just with a female orientation.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Shallow Hal is a very funny movie and an excellent reminder that there is a whole lot more to a person than just their mere physical appearance.
After a chance encounter with a self-help guru, obnoxiously superficial Hal is unknowingly hypnotized to see women’s inner beauty. Soon he falls in love with lithe sweetheart Rosemary, blissfully unaware that she weighs 400 pounds. (Description Source: Netflix)
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise.
Source: David Suzuki
THIS WEEK’S POLL
RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S POLL ON HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN SINCE YOU HAVE PREPARED YOURSELF TO WIN SOMETHING
The results of last week’s poll imply that many of you are not challenging ourselves, when 30% of you indicate that it has been more than five years since you have prepared to win anything. Fortunately, at least 60% of you have tried to win something (contest, job, etc.) within the last 12 months.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
“I’m embarrassed by how much my stomach sticks out”, says Bill
“Have you tried to diet”, says Julie
“Yes, but no matter what color I try, it still looks like it is sticking out”, said Bill
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