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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Who's Fault is it that You're Out of Shape?

Whenever I go to the grocery store to get food to eat, it seems as if all the organic and healthy meals are overpriced and the junk foods are so cheap.  Some people look at it from a financial perspective and see that it's 'better' for their pockets to buy the cheaper stuff and save money that way.

I used to work in the school system and I've seen that Physical Education has gone down quite a bit, now, the children that goes to school aren't required to take as many PE classes as when I was a student.  It seems sad that the physical activity has gone down when the schools try to raise the level of education.

So who's fault is it that you're not in shape?  Who's fault is it that the children of the United States isn't getting their exercise.  Is it the stores that sells the food?  Is it the government and school systems that dropped the exercising in school?

Well, that does have a lot to do with lack of exercise... but looking carefully... it's still your own fault.  Sure it may cost more to by the healthy foods, but in the long run, you won't have to pay doctor's bills to pay for the health problems you'll be experiencing.  Buy the good stuff and eat healthy!  As for the kids getting their exercise... It's really sad for me to see the kids not getting as much exercise as they should, because during school, I think it's good to let out some steam via sports and PE class.  However, school is only a part of the child's life.  They have a life outside of school, but what happens is that kids nowadays stay indoors and get on their TVs and computers, playing games that may work their minds a little bit, but not their bodies.  The world around us has changed and nowadays, children stay indoors and aren't asked to leave.  When there's nothing to do at the house, the first thing that pops into the child's head is to play games.  If it's raining, it's somewhat understandable... but for every single time?  I don't think so.

Lifestyle is a choice, and there's no one else to blame except for you.  Make the correct decision and walk forward.  Live a lifestyle that is healthy and supports you well.

As for today, I was able to go out and run 5.71 miles in 40:14, an average of 7:02 min/mile.  It was pretty fast, but today, I didn't feel like I was using too much energy.  Fortunately, yesterday's slower pace really helped my body recover for this run.  Can't wait to have a lot of fun tomorrow.  Going to run and play hockey... getting both aerobic exercise as well as anaerobic.

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