November 29, 2011

years of accumulated fitness

Posted in money at 6:55 pm by weiszguy

Now I’m the last one to harp on physical fitness, but this quote really spoke to me.

I’m finding that years of accumulated fitness are — literally — money in the bank.

Over the last few years I’ve started to see more and more of my peers spending money — lots of money — fixing their health. They are not necessarily in terrible shape, but few of them are as active as I am. They suffer from knee problems. Back problems. Shoulder problems. Digestive problems. Prostrate problems. Osteoporosis. Insomnia. Arthritis. Diabetes. Memory loss. Cancer.

Looking for help, they invest in prescription drugs, medications, hormones, supplements, complicated tests, scans, chiropractor visits, podiatrist visits, procedures, body replacements, surgeries, chemo and radiation. Not to mention expensive health care insurance.

I’m 6’0″, 280 lbs, and 39 years old. Maybe I’ll start thinking about this.

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