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Americans are notorious for packing their schedules too full, but they are not alone.

Convenience beckons them with fast food instead of real food, energy drinks instead of sleep, texting instead of talking to people face to face,  and fat loss gimmicks instead of effective fitness training.

Soon or later convenience will cost them dearly.

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The mindset of convenience is easily rationalized and it is very addictive.

You cannot live well without real food, enough sleep, a solid training program, and healthy relationships.

Make whatever adjustments you need to in order to escape the curse of convenience!

 

 

 

This Thanksgiving I am not giving the usual advice I normally do about eating, drinking, etc.

Nope, this year I am just urging people to make the most of the holidays with the people they love. Be grateful for what you have where you live (you could live in a war zone), what you have (you are not homeless), who you love (many people have no one).

Thankfulness is essential for good health and happiness is a concept that is centuries old, “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” (Col. 3:15)

Instead of bemoaning how terrible you think the world is or people are, why not focus on the good things in your life. Recently one of my favorite writers, Lisbeth Darsh, wrote about focusing on what is right and good in your life.

You can go through life griping, complaining,  and being miserable (while irritating everyone else around you); or you can choose to take the high road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You see it and hear it almost everywhere. People are all churned up inside and are constantly stressed out.

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As part of men’s health awareness month or Movember we are looking at numerous things that can wreck your health. Not that ladies don’t deal with a lot of stress (and they do in a big way) but this is for the guys who are notorious for not dealing with things that bother them in a constructive way.

One thing that has been triggering stress in a huge way is the recent election. While some people are thrilled about the results, others are seething in anger.

To make matters worse, most of the election signs are still up in peoples yards and of course on their bumpers stickers. This “in your face” childishness doesn’t help ease the tensions at all. Getting rid of them, now that the election is over, is a good idea.

Also, give yourself a break from the news since it just stokes the fires of resentment each time you watch it and relive it mentally.

One last thing is quit being a hater on social media, nothing good can come of it. Any coward can play “tough guy” on his key board. Just knock it off!

Constant stress is a killer!

Don’t bring it on yourself or those around you.

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Let me be very blunt, if you cannot get up out of a chair or off the toilet by yourself, you are no longer physically independent. Talk to anyone who works in health care, especially with the elderly and you will see what I mean.

The best way to avoid that as you get older is to squat on a regular basis.

In many cultures, squatting is a normal every day thing. If they are not standing up doing something, they are probably squatting doing some kind of work, eating a meal, or just talking with friends.

How many people in Western cultures could do that? Not too many I am sure.

In these countries there are way too many conveniences and it makes the people weak  and lazy.

So, it is squats to the rescue!

Any person who does Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Strongman, CrossFit, or Underground Strength Training knows the value of the squat.

Any reasonably person healthy person can squat.

There are many variations of the squat, so regardless of age you can do some type of the squat.

Some people will pay attention to this and take action, and others will just blow it off.

You can squat and  keep your physical independence or you can skip it and just set yourself up for life in a nursing home.

The choice is yours alone, so choose wisely!

 

 

Many people today think they are entitled to be healthy without doing anything about it.

I am not just talking about being lean or ripped, just generally in good health.

Folks, it’s not just a given that you will wake up each day and be healthy, much be fit.

Granted, some people are born with certain medical conditions that are devastating right from the beginning.

I am talking to the people who born with all their body parts there and functioning well.

Those who weren’t blessed with that often work much harder than those who were to get healthy and fit.

Why is that?

Probably because they don’t assume that everything will improve with no effort on their part.

Why don’t the others work hard too?

Simple, here’s why:

  • they are lazy
  • they make excuses
  • they listen to negative people
  • they think it’s okay to be fat and weak
  • they believe the lie that everyone wins
  • they think their situation is different from everyone elses

I am sure I could add to that list, but you get the point.

Think about it; why should you be able to smoke, eat total garbage every day, drink sodas and beer all the time, sit on your butt and watch TV, and do  nothing more physically demanding than text or play video games and even in the remotest part of your imagination think you will be healthy?

The fact is, you won’t!

I have a poster on the wall at my gym that says you are not entitled to anything and that you have to earn it.

That is the raw, hard truth!

Anyone who has had serious health problems, or has a loved one who has, knows how hard it can be.

I hope this video will encourage all of you