Active Living

 "We are under exercised as a nation. We look instead of play. We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of the minimum of physical activity essential for healthy living."

~John F. Kennedy~

Strand Number 2

~ Active Living ~ 

As living beings it is natural to try and make life easier. Why expend more energy than you have to right? People have become masters of making things easier, and initially, making things easier meant adding years to your life. For the farmers plowing their fields with oxen or mules, the invention of the tractor meant less wear and tear on them physically and greater yields and production. And as the years have passed, technology has ushered in greater and greater prosperity, and with prosperity we have aquired the means to eliminate the need for physical exertion from every aspect of life.

How many of us have ever opened a garage door by hand? How many of us have ever gotten up to go and change the channel on the television? How many of us take the stairs or ride the elevator? How many of us walked to school? These types of questions are without number. Everything we do today is easier and requires less energy expenditure than it once did!

 Knowledge and technology. They have given us the ability to produce large quantities of food while simultaneously making our lives easier. Somewhere along the way though, the food became too plentiful and life became to easy! You don't have to look far, the evidence is everywhere. We see it every time we step on a scale and cringe. We feel it every time we walk up a flight of stairs and huff and puff. We see it and feel it as health care costs spiral out of control.

This is what the "second strand" in our cord that can't be broken is all about. Five To Thrive is a commitment to get up and move! It's a commitment to turn sedentary time into active living! Come join the journey, we'll show you how and you'll be glad you did.

By Your Side, Every Day, Every Step Of The Way
Rick

 
 

To learn about the
"third strand" in our
cord that can't be
broken, click on the
"Stress Management"
link.