Health Investments

It’s true, we all want to be able to be in good shape, we all want to be healthy, and we all want to be able to do the things that we used to when we were younger. Unfortunately for most of the American population, this is just not an option, or a later option. Life gets in the way and the American lifestyle is on the go, on the go, on the go. We are always doing something at any given time, at least those of us who seek to make something of ourselves. Take myself, for instance. I am writing this post, but this isn’t the only thing I’ve done today. I’ve been awake since 6:30 this morning, and I have been training clients, working out, taking an online test, and then after this I plan on going back to the gym for a second workout. And yes, it is Saturday, but it is a light day for me. I don’t like stopping and taking breaks very often.

Here is what is amazing about the American lifestyle. All of the things that we do throughout each and every day we really prioritize high on our list. Work, kids, hobbies, hanging out with friends, working some more, etc, whatever it is we hold dear to ourselves we are doing on any given day. These things are important to us. Why is our health a lower priority than some of what I just listed? Honestly, I could have named about fifty more things, but the fact of the matter is that health should be rated above those other fifty things so why would I even bother to list them? Okay, so family and work are going to be our number one and number two and that’s that. The funny thing here is that health should be next, if not even equal to these first two priorities. So why is that? Well, it’s because with solid health, you are going to make the work priority and the kid priority that much stronger. Okay, with poor health, work is affected, family is affected, so why not make health a priority? Why not use some of that hard earned money and make an investment in yourself?

Now that we understand why we need to make an investment in our health now’s the time to really make that commitment to health, and that is tough for some people to muster. It’s one thing to say you are going to do it. It’s another thing to obtain a gym membership with these goals in mind, but the toughest part is yet to come. We already realized why we need to invest in our own personal health and we took those first steps in doing so but now it’s time to make the entire thing worth it. In other words, you need to make the most of this investment and this commitment, because you are going to do this for yourself and as a result of your commitment, those around you will even better. Your work life will be easier because now you will have more energy throughout the day and you are able to get more accomplished. You will work better. When it comes to family, you can now keep up with your kids if they want to play, and you can even introduce them to your new lifestyle. You are literally going to pay this forward to the next generation and America’s next generation needs this! Get them off of the video games, the computer, the television and get them doing something that is going to only help them in years to come.

You need to invest time and effort into this new lifestyle. The best aspect of the fitness lifestyle is that you will get out of it exactly what you put into it. This means that you are going to need to invest at least five hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week. This means that you are going to change your eating pattern by buying unprocessed whole foods instead of processed foods found in store aisles. You are going to be making a lifestyle change that few are willing to do on their own.

Hiring someone to really show you how to do this is going to be very beneficial to your new lifestyle, your health, and your longevity. You are making an investment now so you don’t have to invest thousands into healthcare premiums in the future.This is what us trainers live for. We are the experts in the field who do hold those secrets in showing others how to do this. We know how to change lifestyles because chances are we changed our own lifestyle and that is exactly what has motivated us to get into the field of showing others how to do so. Training is more than just working out on a consistent basis. Working with a trainer can and will be a life changing experience, it will be a life altering experience because you will never live the same way again. You will have become a better, healthier, fitter version of you that you once perhaps never thought possible. This is what we can do for you.

What good trainers do is hold their clients accountable. They are going to make sure that you see your lifestyle change at each and every intersection, at each and every checkpoint, they are going to be there. This is what we do. Not only do we direct others the right way in lifestyle change, but we can show others lifestyle change because we do live this lifestyle each and every day, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and three hundred and sixty-five days a year. We lead by example, so we not only direct clients but we show clients, and that is a luxury within itself.

You are going to take what you learn and share it with others and that’s human nature. Sharing this with kids is extremely important because kids will mimic their parents. This country is facing an obesity epidemic at staggering proportions and this is something that the world has never seen. What we trainers are responsible for is showing and directing others this lifestyle change. You can share this lifestyle change with others, motivating them to jump on board in the process to become a healthier version of themselves.

This epidemic is something that needs to be turned around and turned around quickly. Everywhere you look, there are electronics, fast food, the take it easy lifestyle that many like to live. These are poisons if used in excess. These have no positive effect on your health when used in excess. This is your time to make a change for yourself. This is your opportunity to take a stand, to regain control of your health. You can’t wait this out any longer, the thinking of, the pondering of, the maybe tomorrow or maybe on Monday way of thinking is over. This year is halfway over and if you haven’t fulfilled that resolution you made in January and are waiting to try again in 2016, you need to look deep inside yourself, because this time next year, if you don’t regain control right now and cut the excuses and cut the procrastination, you will be exactly the same next year as you are this year. This is your opportunity to change and if you have taken a lot of time to think about it, the thinking is over. If you have been waiting for everything to come together, the waiting is over. It’s time to change right now. Get MatthewsFit today!

Todd Matthews,

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, California University of Pennsylvania, Wellness and Fitness, Class of 2016.

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