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"Fly Your Flag" (Blog #156)

July 2, 2017

There is a battle going on throughout the United States everyday.  The battle is against fat (adipose tissue)!  Our generation is on a path to die younger due to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. The battle to fight fat is one that we’re losing quickly - and, to make things even worse, we’ve allowed our children to get infected.  Childhood obesity rates are at an all time high and their activity level is at an all time low. 


The battle has gotten so serious when it comes to our health that we need to pick a team and fly our flag.  Let it be known what team we represent.  If we make the changes and live a clean/healthy lifestyle, others will follow.  Humans need leaders. I am willing to lead the team to a better quality of life.  I am not talking about a nine-day quick fix. I’m talking about your everyday lifestyle that begins the second your feet hit the floor and is followed by an iron will throughout the day. 


If you’re reading this, chances are you care about your health and the quality of your life and the lives of your loved ones.  But lets be honest, we can all make improvements and tweak a few things that will allow others to want to follow our lead.  Leading by example is the only way to really get your friends and family to see that it’s possible to live a happy/healthy life.  Sadly, I know too many people in there 20’s and 30’s that are in the WORST shape of their lives!  That’s absurd in so many ways that it’s almost criminal. 


Being busy, having kids, working late, bad genetics, “the sun was in my eyes” or “it’s not my fault”, are all bullshit excuses for not maintaining a high level of physical fitness.  I’m not saying you have to be the worlds fittest human (you know I’m not), but you better be able to crush weights at the gym, fend off life’s little challenges with ease, and get through your day with confidence.  Maintaining a high level of physical fitness will fend off fat, cancer, weak bones, heart disease, diabetes, sluggishness, moodiness and will increase your quality of life. 


Make attainable heath and fitness goals.  Write them down, tell the world - keep yourself accountable. Once you achieve those goals, make new ones.  Avoiding complacency and constantly striving to better yourself one small goal at a time is a great way to lead our friends, family, and children.  Good habits will have the same domino effect that bad habits do.  Pick a Team and let it be known!


"No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable" - Socrates 400BC



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