by CK Dillon · Filed Under: African American Baby Boomer Exercise · African American Baby Boomer Health Alert
Hey Boomers, I just figured it out. We’re doomed!
Think about it. The more we learn the more dire our circumstances. A used-to-be good friend who is a Baby Boomer as well, once told me, “Dillon, there’s a book out there for every (creative language deleted) who can read.”
This was after a heated debate about some long since forgotten subject, where I used the latest written research as proof that my theory was the correct one. I never forgot that. She was right then, and it carries through to this day.
Don’t Believe Boomers are Doomed?
I’ve read books, magazines and articles that will explain in great detail how sugar, butter, tobacco, salt, tv, cell phones, laying down, sitting up, running, swimming, weight lifting, church, crowds, solitude, commuting, airplane seats, etc., will take you out.
Then I’ve read books, magazines and articles that will explain in great detail how, sugar, butter, tobacco, salt, tv, cell phones, laying down, sitting up, running, swimming, weight lifting, church, crowds, solitude, commuting, airplane seats, etc., are not harmful and as a matter of fact are good for you.
Okay, some of that was tongue in cheek, but you should get my drift.
Some Boomers abuse themselves daily with booze, tobacco, cholesterol-laden foods, illicit drugs, over-the-counter drugs and pretty much anything else they want to do, and will live to be 100.
Other Boomers . . . never took a drink of alcohol, watched what they ate, exercised daily, did all the so-called “right” things, and died of “natural causes” before they reached the age of 30. Go figure.
Now there is a study out (that aforementioned book) that says you can do all the right things like, exercise daily, eat right and get plenty of sleep, But guess what? You are still no doubt going to die of a heart attack, or as they stated, “clutching your chest.”.
You know why Boomers Get the Raw Deal?
Because we’ve had the nerve and tenacity to try to do the right thing and take care of business.Now, if you are lucky enough to be gainfully retired you can remember when . . .
You worked hard for your education, whether formal schooling or on the job. You did what it took to get a job and be gainfully employed. You went to work every day. You put in eight hours, six or more sitting at your desk, diligently performing your duties. If overtime was offered, you volunteered. More desk time.
So The Problem Is, We Gotta Do What It Takes To Get Off Our Asses!
Look at the normal routine. We’d get up in the morning and go sit (you know where.) We got dressed and grabbed something to eat. We sat in the car or in mass transit. We got to work and sat at the desk. We sat at lunch. Sat on the way home. Sat at home. Then went to bed and started all over again the next day.
Simple as that. You’re doing (or did) the “right” thing. Chasing the American Dream. Now I can tell you, ’cause I read the articles, (that aforementioned book, again) if you are still doing the same routine, and many of us are, you are Sitting yourself up for a heart attack.
Why Should Boomers Incorporate Exercise As A Lifestyle?
Because there’s that “book” out there now that proves it. If you sit at your desk (or just sit period) for hours on end, you are killing yourself slowly.
Here is the article. http://bit.ly/BoomersStandTall and by the way, this excludes no one. Short, tall, skinny or fat . . . we are all in this.
Read it, follow the instructions, Stand Up, and let me know what you think.
Good Health and Success is a Lifestyle you deserve, Live Well.