Have talked about how I started in gym. Though it was about four years ago, that change triggered something in me that is still with me today.
Can go on and on here about all the health related benefits of working out and eating right. But the truth is you already heard or read about all these things. So, will not want to bore you with the grandmother stories.
What I want to share are the benefits that you will not see on a weighing scale, in the mirror or in the results of your next body check up result. When we were kids, we ran, we jumped, we climbed and we got lots of exercise every now and then. We enjoyed playing. However, now, after growing up, we like to sit, we like to sleep and we like to eat. We exercise only if we get credit out from it.
So, this time, I am talking about the possible influence you will have on others who are close to you such as your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, children, parents, friends or your colleagues (or even your dogs or cats).
As a kid, I have already seen the difference between how my uncle looked and how other people in his age range, who did not take care of themselves, looked. The difference was obvious. No, my uncle is not a bodybuilder. Neither was he an athlete. He plays indoor as well as outdoor sports, even at the age of late 50s. He is able do things by himself that would normally require two or threer unhealthy people to get done. I knew exactly what kind of shape I wanted to be in when I am at his age.
My uncle was leading by example. Not only did I learn from his example, but so did my other siblings as well as my parents too. We want to exercise and eat right (most of the time) like him. Our loved ones watch us working out and eat healthily. I definitely want the same things that happened to me are happening to the next generation.
By taking care of himself, my uncle was taking care of his kids and people who are close to him. I believe that his great grandchildren will benefit as well. (Besides money) What other equally important gift can one pass down than the desire to lead a healthy lifestyle and the enhanced quality of life that goes with it?
Our healthy way of life will inspire others around us. By leading a lifestyle built around physical fitness and healthy nutrition, we may be taking care of a lot more people than just ourselves.
You never know.
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