Here are some of the top reasons for regularly studying health and fitness
1) To keep up with my children
Let’s face it, kids are a lot of work, but they are certainly well worth it… the little goobers. I’ll put in that work even if I’m sick and tired, but I want to do it when I have the energy and when I feel good, plus I want to do more of it to help shape their future in the best way I know how. I also want some left over energy for the rest of my day.
I want to play with my kids and perhaps contribute in keeping them fit. One of our top “play dates” is to go for nature hikes. We love to go off the beaten path and get into the thick of things! As of this writing my kids are 3 and 4 (the two that partake) and they just love it. They grew up with it. We had them swaddled in a moby wrap while hiking when they were much smaller. And my daughter was helping me “hunt for chaga” just the other day!
2) To “keep up” during anything else physical
Anything I do that I enjoy that requires any sort of endurance or stamina or energy, I want to excel at 😉 Not for competition, but to get the most out of it.
3) To avoid getting sick
I don’t like being sick. Vomiting is extremely uncomfortable… enough reason not to drink, if the nauseous hangovers, health disadvantages, and money savings weren’t already enough. Being sick creates “down time” from play and work and it’s a plain waste of time. “Being sick” isn’t all about the self induced “stuff” like excessive drinking of course, I am also referring to the common cold, flu, and anything else going around.
Staying fit and healthy keeps illnesses at bay.
4) To look and feel good
Call it vanity, a trace of ego, or whatever else, but I think that people have unique advantages when they look good.
As for the feeling good part… well that’s simple. When I feel good, I’m happier, nicer, more level headed, and the list goes on.
5) To avoid disease
I developed skin cancer several years back. I opted for surgery. But these days, I would much rather have my body sort out “disease” on it’s own, and work to keep it from occurring in the first place.
Diet’s role, and I understand it’s not the only factor, fascinates me how it could potentially kill you or keep you alive and in good working order.
6) To pass some information on to my children
I study and test (and meditate and think on) health and fitness information regularly… daily in fact. I put things into practice, ask lots of questions and attempt to uncover a simplistic approach to great health, something I could hopefully pass on to my children.
I want to give them the opportunity to get the most out of life and I feel optimal health will blast those doors wide open. It’s a full time job, gaining this education and sorting through what’s real and what’s a sales pitch (“complicate to profit” can be attributed to many a “health seller”) so I meshed it with my career and my daily lifestyle to make balance easier. If I can help even just one person and perhaps pass something down to my kids I will retire as a successful person.
7) To take on some challenges
I love to challenge myself to achieve specific fitness goals. Naturally it is very rewarding and very motivating. Not always being the best self-motivator, I marvel at how far I have come. With self-criticism aside and a stronger repel from other’s negativity, and being more open to the positive vibes from people, I have achieved a great deal in terms of “health and fitness” goals. I take on new personal challenges almost daily.
8) To help other people
Naturally, my achieved health and fitness goals will help me directly and perhaps my children indirectly, I want to help others as well. I don’t claim to have all the answers but I certainly have some. With my expertise and experience on the technical and marketing side of the Internet, I have the ability to spread my message far and wide. Being careful what I attach my name to, I can utilize my knowledge of the Internet and my experience in health and fitness to potentially save a stranger’s life! Do you know what a powerful motivator that is?!