Peanut butter and jelly.
Yin and yang.
Health and Fitness.
Yes, they do go hand-in-hand.
And no, you cannot have one without the other.
Health is a collective term, referring to the 'wellbeing and individual free from disease', and fitness refers to the 'good health or physical condition, ESPECIALLY AS A RESULT OF EXERCISE AND PROPER NUTRITION.'
The top 3 causes of death of humans in 1900:
3) intestinal disease
Communicable disease was the number one cause of death in humans.
Today's medical field has advanced to the point where preventing communicable disease is down to an exact science, and the #1 cause from 110 years ago barely cracks the top 10 today (#9).
The top 3 causes of death in 2009:
1) Heart Disease
These statistics remind us how much our medical profession has advanced, but the fitness and nutrition world is far from perfect.
Still, much is known about the inverse relationship between increased participation in a 'Health and Fitness' lifestyle and the decreased risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke.
To further this notion, and promote a more proactive approach, I am teaming up a great friend of mine, Tim Sliwa, who is participating in the Movember Foundation's annual awareness campaign with the following Personal Training discount:
1) 50% off of any new client buying a Personal Training Package (minimum of 4 sessions) for any participant who raises money by growing the 'stache. (This is like buying 2 sessions and getting 2 free...)
2) 25% off of any new client buying a Personal Training Package (minimum of 4 sessions) for anyone who donates more than $25 to the Movember Foundation. (This is like buying 3 and getting 1 free...)
3) 10% off any existing client and a new Personal Training Package who participates or donates more than $25 to the Movember Foundation.
For more information and how to participate on the movement, (and be eligible for the 50% off) click here:
To Donate to Tim and become eligible for the 25% off:
Click this link: http://us.movember.com/mospace/39675/ and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account
- Write a check payable to Movember, referencing Tim's name or Registration Number 39675 and mailing it to: Movember, PO Box 2726, Venice, CA 90294-2726
November means Movember.
But it is also the time to take a look at your waist, your cholesterol, your blood pressure, and your bodyfat. All are direct indicators at your health, and even though they might not be priorites with the upcoming holidays, there is no better offer to support a good cause in addition to your own.
The average American gains 9 pounds of fat between Thanksgiving and New Years. My expectation for you? Lose it!
In Extraordinary Health and Fitness,