Rugged Individualist. Certified USA Triathlon Coach & NASM Personal Trainer, Men's Self Improvement Coach. President of Go Farther Sports. National Ranked Triathlete & 100 Mile Grand Slam Ultrarunner, only the fourth New Yorker to finish four of the oldest and most prestigious 100 mile ultramarathons in the U.S. in only 10 weeks.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

And I'll Say It Again! Good Health and Fitness Is The Cure For Most Serious Ailments

I know I say this over and over again, but sometimes repetition drives the point home. So here we go again:

Good health and fitness is the cure for most serious ailments out there.

Please read that again...and again. It is your own actions and life choices that will ultimately give you the ticket to a very active golden age after 50 years of living.

Oh it's going to be a ticket to a very limited, very restricted quality of life, if you ever get one after age 50.

Dead at 50

My cousin Joseph just passed away *at* age 50, God rest his soul. It was a shock to all of us when he suffered a massive heart attack.


Most of his coronary arteries were close to 100% clogged. Even one of his carotid arteries was close to 100% clogged. If it wasn't a heart attack, he would have suffered a stroke.

He wasn't very active at all.

Now yeah, you can say that he might have had poor genetics that contributed, but genetics only goes so far. It's the *lifestyle* that enables people to prolong their lives despite the genetics.

Personal Responsibility

People always ignore that "good health and fitness" statement above because it means taking personal responsibility for themselves & doing the work involved in actually getting fit and actually preventing ailments like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and succumbing to viruses like Covid-19.

There are no magic pills!

Instead, everyone looks for the easy way out, a magic pill, or, in this case, a magic vaccine. If everyone just walked for 30 minutes each day we wouldn't be worried about vaccines at all. But...everyone would rather shift the responsibility to everyone else for their poor health, like forcing others to take this vaccine.

Sorry, no guilt or shaming is going to work on me when it comes to taking a vaccine. I won't take it. And why should I take the hit for others when they don't make the effort to better themselves at all?

If you want to  live well into your golden years, be very active in your golden years, not have debilitating factors like heart disease, or want to be strong enough to survive a virus, the onus is on YOU. I'm hired to make the process easier, but you have to put in the work. Hard work pays off though; it's great feeling fit & knowing that you would likely survive any virus if you get it.

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