How can it be that after 65 years of urging Americans to exercise and eat right, the number of cases of obesity and diabetes driven by poor lifestyles continue to increase every year? It’s absolutely crazy. Especially since it’s almost entirely preventable.
It seems that so many people are either unable or unwilling to do the work of maintaining their good health. Whether it is unwillingness or inability, the end results are the same. What could be golden years will instead be abandoned years of unrealized potential, missed opportunity and physical and mental decline.
Fortunately, millions of Americans are adopting fitness-driven lives and availing themselves of opportunities that didn’t exist just one generation ago.
The digital age we live in has created amazing connectivity which spans the globe. People are communicating, learning and sharing via the web like never before. Science and medicine are feeding on technology with a frenzy. Ironically, the faster technology improves our quality of life, the faster obesity and diabetes deprive so many of it.
We are fortunate to be living in a time when the exponential growth of technology has begun to reveal its limitless potential for serving the needs of both the individual and humanity at large. For the first time ever, more seniors in their 80’s and 90’s are living the dream; traveling the world, mentoring the young, breaking traditional norms and setting the “healthy aging” bar higher and higher.
It’s true that life is good. A fitness life is even better. And the experience of feeling younger every year is the highest level of achievement one can achieve in the rapidly evolving art of aging.
Now everybody get out there and MAKE IT a great day!