Friday, September 20, 2013

How to have a heart attack by age 35 (or avoid it)

I was talking with one of my clients the other day, a young professional, about making training a high priority in a person's life.
I have seen a trend over the last few year, though not new, that has gone to a whole new level. It is not having enough time.
With more time-saving technology than ever before in the history of the world, more and more  people say they don't have time.
Well, here's what the situation really is:
They don't know how to prioritize the time they do have

We all have 24 hours in a day to invest . No one has 28, even if they wish they did.
Some of that time is for sleep, of course, which most people don't get enough of.
During waking hours there always seems to be time for
  • work
  • eating junk food
  • social media
  • drinking beer
  • texting
  • laying video games
  • watching TV
Most people do these, or most of them, each day without fail. However, they don't seem to make enough time to train so they can stay fit and healthy.

They cram  much of this into their day, then they are always in a hurry to get to the next thing.
They drive way over the speed limit, tailgate the car in front of them no matter how fast the other guy is driving. It's never fast enough for them, because they are always behind.

They seem to be angry all the time, especially when driving. Being angry so often wears a person out mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Add up all these negative factors, and you've got a recipe for disaster in the form of an early heart attack or stroke or both.

If you're getting angry reading this, it could mean you are living this way. Maybe you feel trapped in this lifestyle, like a gerbil on a treadmill. You don't have to be unless you choose to be!
You can change it.
Start changing it today!

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