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FitView: Invest in your Health & Fitness

FitView: Invest in your Health & Fitness
By Efren Martinez

  Young family taking their dog for a walk during spring day at the park.

What do we spend most of our time focusing on, and what’s important to each of us?  Of course, there are lots of different answers for different people.  I had been thinking about this lately since my attention had been drawn to what I see a lot on social media. As I scroll through any and all social media posts, it seems that I find one thing in common. Most people boast about how hard they are working for their bosses or how they are going above and beyond to improve the companies they work for.

Here’s a thought: boasting about how well we took care of ourselves today. The most important thing we can do is take care of ourselves, take care of others, and do everything else. Don’t get me wrong; it’s important to work hard and feel proud of your accomplishments. What is the cost to your health? It’s simple, without good health, nothing else matters! This is why I’m encouraging everyone out there to re-arrange their thoughts when it comes to work and working for your most important job, your health.

Statistically speaking, only 30% of men who reach the age of 70 will make it to 90. The statistic factor on this isn’t much better for women. So think about it, you worked hard all your life and retired at 65 only to die at 71. That would stink! Let’s change things right now. Try and spend at least 30 minutes a day doing some kind of activity that benefits our health. It may be physical or mental, or both. Maybe something simple like a walk after dinner, playing catch with your friend, or shooting a few hoops. Another step in the right direction to investing in your health is the type of food we eat and drink. America is obsessed with food and mostly all the horrible kinds for our bodies, especially our hearts. We should try and rethink how we look at food. Many of you know that at one time, I once weighed in at 330lbs. Truth be told, I didn’t lose so much weight through exercise but nutrition. In fact, it actually came off quickly once I started to look at food as a necessity instead of a pleasure. Once you master that concept, the rest comes easy.

Friends, let’s make it a point to work hard at our jobs, but even harder trying to live a healthier life. Let’s age well together, and we can all do this by investing more in our health and fitness. It’s a lifestyle for our life.       

About the Author:

I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20