EXERCISE IS NOT VANITY

“So what if you want to look good.”


LIFE IN LIFTING

I have heard people who for some reason attach exercising with vanity. Why do we think it’s shallow for people to go to the gym? Or better yet, how did we get so far away from health? The looks you get when people can obviously see that you workout. But shouldn’t we all to some extent have fitness in our lives? Now I’m not saying you have to be Jillian Michaels or the Dewayne The Rock Johnson, but only anfew days a week goes a very long way. It makes so much physically feels better. Your clothes even starts to fit your body in a manner that makes you overall feel good. And the confidence you gain is bar none compared to yourself prior. So what is the real reason so many don’t attempt?

MOTIVATION IS KEY

When you work forty hours in a week it’s going to be tough to find time to exercise. But is it all about time? Because if you actually look at time in a week, finding forty five minutes at least three times a week is very basic. So it’s not the focus of the physical time. People have a mental stress which goes along with their jobs. And the more you don’t like your job, the more it will feel like a physical strain. So the idea you can’t do it because you’re busy is not true. Even for people with children. But then factor a kid or kids with a bad job. Now you have a recipe for disaster. Yet still, you have to get the motivation from somewhere.

ADELE REACTION

When singer Adele lost her weight the backlash from some of her fans was quite excessive. She admitted it was for her own good. But there are people who would rather her be overweight so they can feel good about themselves than her health be right. It’s very selfish of society to want someone to remain in bad health so they don’t have to work. Because what Adele showed you is this is a problem. But society would rather not be faced with the reality.


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THE HIGH COST OF CARE

“To broke to get sick.”


AN UNAFFORDABLE SYSTEMĀ 

Ever get the feeling that your cost of healthcare is just too much to bare. This is the feeling that millions of Americans are faced with daily. Especially during this time period when we arr in the middle of pandemic. One need to ask themselves that in the case they are sick they are covered for the cost of care. And the problem is that so many people aren’t able to pay. When you are unable to do so then you are given the bare minimum of care that falls in line with what you afford. Which is as minimal as one without insurance. You would think you are getting something worth having until you get sick. That’s when you’ll find out what your insurance can really do for you.

A BROKEN SYSTEM

What do you do when you are in an environment that does not serve the people? Yes, sure people you can afford it the system works for them. But most people can’t afford the high cost of healthcare. And even when you pay you’re still not insured. You can pay for years on end, and need financing for a sickness and get treated as if you have never paid. You would think insurance works like this, you pay for twenty five years. Then you find yourself short a good deal of money and they look at all the money you have paid into the system. And you get some sort of credit. But for some reason it does not work that way. What you really end up doing is paying for your funeral, and sometimes you can’t even afford to die.

ALL YOU CAN DO IS PRAY

Hope sometimes seem like a bottomless pit. But what else can you do bu hope. Costs aren’t getting any smaller and people are in need year by year. So unless the government is prepared to intervene you will have a continuous generation of people who cant pay.


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HEALTH ON A BUDGET

“Eating healthy on the cheap.”


EAT WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD

There is this prevailing theory that in order to be able to eat good you have to spend a lot of money. But the reality is that it’s much easier than you think if you’re willing to put the time into caring what goes into your body. And here is where so many people give up. When you are working all day long the last thing you’re thinking about is meal preps. You just want to grab something quick and easy which will fill you up the quickest. And the problem with this logic is that this is how you gain the most bad weight. So what are the meals one should take into their bodies. Well that all depends on the goal you’re trying to meet.

STAY AWAY FROM FAST FOOD

I remember going to a McDonald’s eating from the dollar menu everyday. Which is very affordable but it’s one of the most unhealthy ways one can consume a meal. My pockets were fine but internally I felt like garbage. And that’s because eating from McDonald’s is the worst meal to consume on a daily basis. You continue to live like this and you’re only asking for long term effects. So I had to make a decision to keep eating this way or I would take on a new way of living. Well, you can image which road I decided to take in life.

ITS STILL YOUR LIFE

Me nor anyone else is going to make you eat the right way. You have to make that decision yourself. Because it’s not me who will have to deal later it’s your choice. But don’t say you didn’t have the opportunity. It’s a discipline thing that one has to consistently practice. It takes years to eat right and exercise even more diligently. The road is long but for most it pays off.


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PAYING FOR YEARS OF ABUSE

“Feed the machine properly.”


THE PRICE OF JUNKĀ 

As we sit in our homes through this quarantine we have to be cognizant of the meals we consume. I know that’s hard given the circumstances. But not only does it leave us open to the virus for not eating properly, we can see ourselves suffering from more debilitating illnesses. And trust me I get it, the junk taste better. But the is a cost that comes with not consuming a well balanced diet. You don’t really see it when you’re younger but over time it starts to work against you. It works against you such that most people can’t reverse the damage that has been done. You don’t bounce back from a sickness at forty like you did at twenty. So know and understand the contents in which you are consuming.

IF THE MACHINE BREAKS DOWN

Try putting sand in your transmission where you’re supposed to place oil. Or add water in your gas tank instead of gas. Then when your car breaks down you will see the long term effects of what you have been doing over the years. And the shocking part is that people get surprised when they have these problems later in life. It’s because you’ve been pumping your insides full of products that just shouldn’t be there. Because even though it taste good that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. You have to be able to discern between the consuming of something because it taste delicious and the benefits it brings because of the consumption of a delicious meal.

NEVER SETTLE

Most people are under the assumption that you have to be without children and not married to stay in shape. Because you have all these priorities with a family. And the reality is that there are people with four and five children and yet their lives work with health and fitness. You have to have a certain level of motivation otherwise you’ll start to have these internal problems that might actually block you from having a life as a better parent or spouse.


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THE BODY IS A TEMPLE: CARING ABOUT WHAT GOES INSIDE

Women's White Top and Orange Floral Skirt

“We are pure in form.”


what goes inside

We often grab something to eat, downing it into our stomachs, not realizing what we are doing to our bodies. We engage in activities that can cause our bodies harm. And those side effects we don’t feel until time progresses. So I say, your body should be treated with care and it will continue to care for you for a long time. Now, so many people don’t look at the human body as this sacred temple to be cared for until they get older. Once they age and realize it, the damage is far along. So deal with the situation at a young age or deal later.

how we see ourselves

As you take a look in the mirror, do you like what you see? Because if you don’t it will show itself in the decision you make concerning your body. I walk the streets of New York all the time and see people jobbing and power walking. Then you see people shoving the greasy food down their throats. And for them, they are not too willing to give up the bad stuff to make their lives worth living. They also may not care how they see themselves, especially if no one else is checking for them. But we also have to take into account, keeping your body together just takes a lot of work. Work that is beneficial in the end, but hard in the beginning.

take the first step

In order for you to live that healthy life, you have to first start actively caring. Not just reading books and taking notes. That is the minor adjustments, you must do. Live the holistic life and hold true to it. Get yourself into a pattern so that it becomes what you do, and not a job. Because then you’ll start to get frustrated with the lifestyle. It has to be more than just exercise and eating right, it has to be a belief system.


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PASS IT ON: HOW TO TEACH THE NEXT GENERATION

Selective Focus Photography Person Holding Two Hands

“Teach them well.”


they learn from us first

Whenever we eat certain foods, remember that a generation is behind us watching. So it is in our best interest to try to make sure we set that example for the next group. They see us exercising, then they will want to follow suit and do the same. We eat certain foods good for our bodies then they will also. But there is a slight catch, young people generally don’t take their cues from older generations. They take their cues from people that are young who are in the public eye. So an athlete looks cooler eating fruits and vegetables than a middle aged man or woman. It’s the reason brands gives endorsement deals to athletes.

creatures of habit

We do something 3 times in a row, it will continue for 5 – 10 times, and so on. That is how we will approach teaching a group underneath us. They need to understand that just as with anything in our lives that we continuously do, we have to look at the same with health. You come everyday from school and do homework, that same thing must be applied to the idea of eating right and exercising. We should have an open gym opportunity for working out like we do for open gym basketball courts. Not everyone hoops, but some want to do other things. Once we start them off early, we do so for years and they take over after a while.

we need to know as well

They don’t know if we ourselves can’t comprehend as well. There are far too many adults that are not well-educated in how to care for themselves like their offspring. And it comes as no surprise that when the parents are unhealthy so are the children. Now, for people like my mother who battled weight issues, she always told her kids to care for self because of what it did to her. So in order for “them” to do better “we” have to do better.


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SEXUAL HEALING: HOW ORGASM CONTRIBUTES TO A HEALTHY LIFE

Close-up of Woman Holding Condom

“That oh so good feeling.”


in the sheets

Ever read any statistics on sexual lifestyles? If you have, then you would know that people who have routine sex have healthier hearts and a better quality of life. Now note, when I say routine, I assuming that people orgasm. Which is something that the vast majority of woman can not do during sex. And that is because the average man last considerably less time than a woman. So a lot of women refuse sex from their mates. So what can you do if you are this position to have a better sex life? Or better yet, what is the hope for those out there struggling to have sex? I guess they can’t experience the greatness in health related benefits.

not engaging at all

Things may take place if you are not having sex in your life. This could mean not only the personal feelings associated with emotions, but also the lack of physical abilities. This could mean you have a hard time lasting in bed and erectile dysfunction. But it’s not like you just walk outside and get sex. You have to be desirable and if that is something you lack, then you will never experience any form of love. What a tragic feeling in life, but what are they to do. Our initial attractions to each other are physical, and people can’t help the genetics they have, which contributes to their lack of sex. It hurts, but that is the way of our world.

not able to reach climax

For this one, it is more geared towards women. And that is because women struggle to achieve orgasm than men. And the reason being, performance from the other partner. But how do men last longer because that is a big reason along with other capabilities. And there is no 100% right answer to this question. Because he has to be interested in getting better as well as working at it. But if you are with a partner that is already turned off, how does this work. So this means men lack confidence and women have their own set of depression.


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