A tease for my upcoming column on… well, not gonna say. Please check back Sunday, October 3rd for the complete column. In the mean time, here is an excerpt:
“I go back and forth quite a bit on whether any of this really matters – whether we really should be concerned with what we call health, wellness, and fitness in the modern era. Still, my looks as well as my abilities are central in my life. Appearance and ability seem to be central in the lives of most others, whether they nurture those ambitions or suffocate them. In the scope of our lives’ undiscovered purpose though, I often believe that fitness and wellness are meaningless.
I can make a strong argument that the concepts of wellness and fitness are agenda-ridden farces. I would argue successfully that if we could do any better than the current obesity epidemic, and declining health of our masses, we would. Though much well intended research and effort exists in the fields of what we call wellness and fitness, the fact remains that obesity is on the rise, foods are more highly processed than ever, and the health and abilities of Americans, on average, are on the decline. It’s just where we are – it’s just the best we can do.”
Please check back this Sunday for more. Oh, and there is this from Jack LaLanne — nobody listened then, nobody listens now. And so it goes..