Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April 28, 2008 - You Can Be Fit at Any Age

Many people have the mistaken notion that as you get older you are guaranteed to become overweight and out of shape. This is one of the biggest fallacies out there. Regardless of your age you can be in great shape and have large amounts of energy. The key is making your health a priority. Many things become a part of people's lives as they become adults and gain more responsibilities and as a result they get lazy and let other things slide. I here people say, I have kids, work, blah blah blah. That's no excuse, I know plenty of people with the same and more responsibilities who don't let themselves get out of shape, they eat well and stay active doing many things. Now I don't mean oh they walk a mile a day and they are in great shape. They do a lot more than that. For example, this past weekend I did a 5K race where there were people in their 70s running times better than myself, and I averaged just over 8 minutes a mile. And furthermore their were people in the marathon who were in their 80's and people in their 60's running sub 4 hour times. So anyone who says that it's just normal to get fat and out of shape is very unaware of reality. The bottom line is you have to stop being lazy, stop making excuses, take responsibility for your life and start making your health a priority. It's your choice, if you do you'll feel better, have more energy, be happier, more positive and enjoy life. If you don't you too can become that 35 year old stressed out, overweight, un-energetic person who is on blood pressure medicine and can't keep up with their 5 yr old. And guess what, either way it's your fault, so make the positive choice. It won't be comfortable or easy at first, but nothing that's worthwhile is.