It often seems to me as though we live in a McWorld. By McWorld, I mean a society of fast food, super sizes, amusement parks and technology. Not all of this is bad, however it isn’t all good neither.
It often appears as though it is us, the people, against the sophisticated, powerful and very rich McWorld.
With its deep pockets, McWorld bombards us with fancy marketing filled with images of happy and healthy looking people.
How many fast food eaters do you know that wear a size four, have beautiful pearly white teeth and a flawless complexion? How many fast food commercials depict over weight people sitting in front of a television?
This leads me to wonder how we can transition from a culture of McWorld to a culture of health.
I believe we have to begin with our children but I also believe we have to find a way to carry it forward into adulthood. I believe there is a disconnect when people transition from childhood/teenage years to adulthood.
Pull out an old year book and look at old pictures. You will surely notice that far too many former classmates lead very sedentary life styles, are over weight and have low energy levels.
This saddens me. If it saddens you too, I encourage you to be pro-active and reach out to your colleagues, friends and family.
Encourage your colleagues to do a squat challenge with a small reward for the winner.
Register a team of friends or colleagues to a local race and hold weekly training runs.
Instead of an office “fat Friday” filled with deserts, suggest an office clean eating Friday where everyone brings a healthy snack. Refer them to the anti-age me web site (www.anti- ageme.com) or the clean eating web site (cleaneatingmag.com) for tons of healthy recipes. I guaranty they will be pleasantly surprised with the tasty and delicious options they find.
It is important to focus on our health but I believe it is equally important to reach out to others.
Together we can initiate change!