Are You Really Working On Your Health And Wellness?

I recently read an article that used the analogy of a car when describing the maintenance of a healthy body. It totally made sense. Her’s may take, so read on.

What if you were given a car at the age of 16 but was told that this would be the only car you would ever own. Also you were told when the car got old you can switch out a few parts (not many), but the parts would not be the same as the originals.

How would take care of it? pretty good I would think. You would change the oil, feed it good gas, wash it all the time and frequently maintain it. I’m thinking you would also drive it sensibly and not abuse it.

Does the same hold for your body? Do you treat it well so it will last for a long time?

With the current questions in our health care system I think it is pretty scary as to what it may look like in a few years. So you can either be proactive or sit back and wait to see what happens.
The thing is…..we will all eventually spend money and time on our health. It might be an emergency room visit, a total knee replacement or 10 drugs to take every day. It’s going to consume time & money!

However, I think it makes more sense to be proactive and spend the time now to work on your health. Invest the time & money in the nutritionist, the massage therapist and the exercise coach now because I hate to see what the future holds if you don’t. Trying to fix the broken down car in the future will take a lot more time & money than what we realize.
Prevention is key…..develop and implement your plan now.
Good Luck!

Posted under Exercise Tips, Golf Injuries, Weight Loss

This post was written by Mark Tolle on January 26, 2010

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Baby Boomers Need To Be Ready

Ready for what? Getting older that’s what. As a baby boomer, I am always thinking about what I am going to be like when 60, 70 & 80. I certainly want to be able to play golf and even walk the course.

I recently read an article in the New York Times that spoke specifically to the issue of maintaining physical function and having the ability to do the things we currently love to do. As stated in the article, exercise is the tonic for staying active.

We know that as we age, we lose muscle and bone mass as well as, strength, power and flexibility. This results in loss of mobility, independence and the ability to do the things we we love to do. And playing golf is one of things we love to do.

So if you want to maintain or improve your current level of function, make sure you are on a regular exercise program and take care of yourself!

Posted under Motivational

This post was written by Mark Tolle on November 21, 2008

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