WHY BE HEALTHY

 

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To Be or Not to Be? That is the Question. As a speech major in college I met a bunch of Theater majors and some turned out to be famous. They warmed up in class asking Shakespeare’s famous question over and over. It never made sense to me, but it did to them.

I was fat from the time I was a little kid. ate six donuts at a setting and ordering at least three hot dogs at a time was a way of life. Diets were a yearly ritual from high school on. The two years in the Army took me from 230 down to 180. I was deprived of what I wanted to eat and ate and drank their way. The Army had also had morning exercise.YUCKO. I had no choice.

I accepted being fat until about age 76. I do not remember the date, but the day still sticks in my mind. “If I keep on eating and drinking like I am right now, and if I keep on spending money for pills, frenzy diets, doctor bills and health club memberships, where will I be in five years? I will be dead”.

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On June 12 2006 I made the choice to walk every day. Why did I make that decision? I want to start living a healthy life. My Dad died too soon because he chose to keep smoking. I have friends who died too early from eating bad food. The food and drink industry does not force us to eat the crap. We chose to do it. Politicians now have added a Sin Tax for selling drinks with too much sugar. You and I have friends and love ones who still drink them, just like they still smoke.

I have changed since June 12,2006. The most I have ever weighed was 254. My weight varies now between 153 and 163. My blood pressure was as high as 204/103. Now it goes between 95/56 to 136/67. I breath, walk, sleep, drink and eat differently. My life is different. I made that choice. Here are the four questions I asked me and have been answering them every day since.

WHY will I change?

I want to live a long and healthy life style

HOW will I change?

I will concentrate on Water Food Walking and Sleep

WHAT do I do?

I drink a bit more water every day. I seldom have a sugar drink.

Eating five or more fresh or fresh frozen fruits and veggies is a daily happening for me.

I walk briskly for 10 to 40 minutes every day.

I sleep seven or more hours a day.

Why do I do what I do?

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My passion is for all of us to live a healthy lifestyle.

 

 


FIVE GENERATIONS IN THE MARKET

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SENIOR CITIZENS     BORN 1940's- AND PRIOR       70 AND OLDER

BABY BOOMERS       1946-1970's    MORE  TURNING 60 EVERY 4 SECONDS

GEN X                          1970's-1980's  Took control of information from corporations and                                                                                 made it personal

GEN Y-   THE MILLENNIALS                 1980's- 2016 and ??

LARGEST LABOR FORCE IN HISTORY

MOST COLLEGE GRADS OF ANY GENERATION

WILL SURPASS THE POWER BABY BOOMERS  NOW HAVE    WITHIN NEXT 3-5 YEARS

HAS THIS GOT YOUR ATTENTION ?


WHY I DO WHAT I DO

 

As a kid in grade school until June 12, 2006 I have been up and down from plump to overweight to fat. Reality set in during the 1990s. My blood pressure got to 204/103 and the scales hit 254. I was Obese and out of excuses.

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Then came “that day” in Panama City, Florida. I was up at 5:30 to watch the Iron Man race start with a two-mile swim, then hurry to the start of the 115-mile bike ride, eat, ride my car to watch some of the race, eat and then take my daily afternoon nap. . I woke up too soon, and looked in that mirror. I walked out into that beautiful Gulf of Mexico. I still was in shock. I remember what I said.

“If I keep on drinking and eating like I am right now, and keep spending big bucks for pills, docs, stupid diets, and weird food, where will I be in five years?"

I WILL BE DEAD.

Years ago I was a motivational speaker. I never really admitted that very few companies want to hire fat motivational speakers. I gave me my punch line  right there in that water up over my knees.

“I can’t do everything, but I can do something. I will do something I know I can do."

I WILL WALK..

I started walking about 5 minutes a day and just a bit more every day. I got better, keeping records, using running shoes, competing in 5 K's, and eating healthier food.  That dang mirror proved I was getting better and it started to show. I have walked over 27 million steps and have never missed a day.

The four things we all require to stay alive are Water, Food, Motion ( I chose to Walk to be in motion) , and Sleep. It is so simple.  I started on June 12, 2006, and never missed drinking Water, eating Food, taking a Walk, and Sleep every night. If you stop doing any or all of those four things every day you will die within a  few months.

 

Why are 70% of Americans overweight, obese, or medically obese? The cure is simple.

Start today and drink more water and less sugar drink. Drink more water and a lot less sugar drink. Drink water and no sugar drink. I have not a sugar drink in three years.

Eat five or more fresh or frozen fruits and veggies every day, and cut out more processed food every day.

Walk BRISKLY and work up to 20 to 40 minutes every day for the rest of your life. I have not missed one day since June 12,2006 and the Mirror tells me so.

Sleep seven or more hours every day. My smartphone needs recharged every day 2016-03-05 09.59.46 and so does my body.

 If just two of you do what I do, and get two to do what you do, and we do it 6 times, that is 64 of us who chose healthy living over sickness, illness and chronic disease. On the seventh time that is 128 of us, and on the thirtieth time of this WATER FOOD WALK SLEEP (WAFOWASL) journey that is FIVE MILLION who look in that mirror and smile.

 


35 IS THE NEW 86

 

I had my 35th  birthday again this month and it will be the 51st time.. In order for me to stay 35 years old every year, I must pay attention to to only two fuels to feed this machine called  MY BODY.  Two two fuels - lets call WAFO ( WATER AND FOOD)

Water: Get addicted to water instead of sugar drinks. drink a bunch of water

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Food:  WAFO

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The place where we have our Noggin-Gut and all the parts on the outside that jiggle is called BODY. That is where we live.

 

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This body we live in must do just two things to say alive.

WALK and SLEEP.  Let's call that WASL

  • it must move- get in motion. TOO MANY CHOICES   so walk -WALK EVERY DAY _ SHOOT FOR 10,000 STEPS EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

Walk: WA

Walk briskly for a minimum of of five minutes but get up to 20 to 45 minutes every day for the rest of your life.

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SLEEP  (SL)

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THIS HOUSE WE LIVE IN NEEDS MOTION SO WALK  EVERY DAY (wa)

AND OUR BODY LOSES ITS OOMMPPPHH

-SO  WORK UP TO EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP EVERY DAYSLEEP EVERY DAY .

WAFO  WASL

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THIS IS BEEFITBOB WITH YOUR HAPPY HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY