Monday, February 13, 2012

New World Of Knowledge

We live in a very interesting age. Every single person who wants to start an exercise program, lose weight or just heal their body of a life time of abuse has a world of information available to them. So ummmm, how come we are fatter and more out of shape than ever before in the history of the human race? We sure can't use the excuse that we don't know how. Or can we?

Let's just for arguments sake that I just wrote a book about losing weight and getting in shape. The main change you have to make to follow my program is to sit on the couch and watch TV while you eat chips and drink beer. However you must buy my supplement that absorbs all the fat and extra calories you are taking in. My supplement is made up of grass that is processed into powder form. Will my supplement work, I don't know but I can with good conscious tell you it will do you every bit as much good most all the other supplements out there. I'll just get me a couple of well muscled people to say they use my product and look what it did for them.

So ummmmm, there might be some information out there that's useless? Yes the above scenario is not that uncommon. There is a lot of crap out there promoted by people trying to get your money and make you think that they have the magic pill that you have been looking for. If you have never heard this before, the magic pill doesn't exist. Oh there are steroids but they are dangeous and they don't give you the body you desire without you doing the right stuff along with taking them.

So what is a person to do? To start with you have to start moving. No lifestyle change begins on the couch. Motion has to be the corner stone of your program. If you haven't exercised for a long time or ever, start with walking. Do not begin a running program if you haven't exercised for a long time. Begin walking 30 min, 5 times a week. Every two weeks add 5 min to your walk time until you are walking an hour at a time for 5 times a week. By the time you get to that point you are ready to look at branching out into another form of exercise if you want to, like running or race walking. If you try to go right into running you will probably hurt yourself and quit, so walk first.

Along with motion, start cleaning up your mind. Sweep out the negative. Start teaching yourself to look at things more positively. If you have friends that drag you down, stop hanging around with them. Stop watching so much TV, there is a lot of crap on there. Reality shows are filling you with the wrong outlook on life. Spend more time improving your knowledge of the good in "REAL" life instead of the made up world.

I just read something written by a champion race walker that just won a major world competition. His advice to others, stop drinking soft drinks and eating junk food. Gee what a concept, wonder if that helps? Yes start eating food that is fresh and fresh frozen rather than highly processed to the point that it's not really food anymore. Those soft drinks are chemical mixes, they are made to taste good but give us no nutrition value at all and very likely cause a lot of the health problems we civilized people are plagued with.

Get in motion, hang with positive people, improve you knowledge of the real world and eat fresh food. That sounds simplistic but that is the real magic pill to becoming a healthy, strong and "well" person.

Thanks for reading.

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