Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

The key to health, fitness, and intelligence

September 4, 2017

Over the last 10 years I’ve learned that:

  • Eating one super-healthy meal didn’t give me super health
  • Doing one intense workout didn’t turn me into superman
  • Reading one book that forced me to stretch my mind didn’t turn me into an Einstein.

That said, I’ve discovered that:

  • Eating 10,000 super-healthy meals has given me lots of energy, health, and well-being
  • Doing 1,000 intense workouts has given me strength, endurance, and fitness
  • Reading 500 mind-stretching books has expanded my mental capabilities.

I’ve learned that consistency over the long haul is the key to health, fitness, and intelligence.

Looking fit and being fit are not necessarily the same thing

November 15, 2015

In the late 19th century, Dudley Allen Sargent – virtually the founder of physical education in America – warned that without solid physical education programs, people would become fat, deformed, and clumsy.

Fitness has become accessory to the life of the modern man. It is up to each of us to exercise or not. Most people don’t, and being out of shape has become both ubiquitous and commonly accepted. It has become okay to be a physically soft, inept grown-up. Superficial, cosmetic improvements in body shape remains the primary motivation to the few who exercise, and gyms are filled with “mirror-athletes” — people obsessed with their own reflection.

But looking fit and being fit are not necessarily the same. Being fit is being capable of performing physically in the real world with effectiveness and efficiency, and especially when the situation and the environment are challenging.

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We are all visitors, passing through

September 13, 2015

Beautiful quotes from Edwan Le Corre:

Gym-goers think that they are using the machines, not realizing that the machines, by shaping, dictating their movements, are using them.

The removal from nature and from the land is a removal from freedom.

We are all here, on Earth, as visitors, soon to return home

Fitness versus sport … Fittest population this planet has ever seen

January 3, 2015

I found a fellow who has some fascinating ideas. [1]

Here’s a sample:

Sport is not the same as fitness. Sport is primarily an entertainment medium dominated by freaks.

The fittest population this planet has ever seen were the “early modern people” of the Upper Palaeolithic, also known as Cro Magnons. If skull capacity is a reliable indicator the Cro Magnons were also more intelligent than we are today. They were also taller. Today’s consumer culture is the culture of the quick fix and painless remedy. If you see the term “gentle exercise”, be on your guard! Cro Magnons had no need for gentle exercise!