The Real Epidemic and How To Fight It

Recently a colleague of mine was lamenting about why the government doesn’t mandate healthy nutrition and vigorous exercise. Now this is likely a response to the covid-19 epidemic and having to wear masks everywhere we go. And yes, I believe in masks, I wear them in my Boonton personal training studio and not just as a show for the people walking down Main Street.

I wear them because I train numerous people who currently are at risk and I wish to keep them safe. No I’m not going to turn this into a mask vs. no mask, or whether or not this thing is overblown. I also go through about a gallon and a half per week in disinfectants.

The epidemic I’m talking about is made more deadly by covid. I’m talking about obesity. Recently a news article came across my feed that claimed that 70-80% of the people that are hospitalized and intubated are obese.

And with the rates of obesity in this country, that’s one of the reasons it’s been so devastating.

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What I had said to him was that if you ask 100 people if they thought healthy nutrition and vigorous exercise is a good thing, 99 would say yes. The remaining 1% is just being a troll.

It’s no secret that eating right and exercising is good for us. We all know it.

But how many of us actually do it?

So let’s address the claim that we should mandate healthy nutrition and exercise. What would the guidance on what to do be? Considering the fact that they consider pizza a vegetable, I wonder how effective they would actually be at it.

What would the repercussions be? Would there be a fine? Surely it can’t be any higher than the costs of healthcare associated with being overweight and unhealthy. What about jail? Not having the strength and health to live life on your own terms is a jail sentence in itself.

And with all those things already in place, would we really need to put more on top of that? I don’t think so.

So how do we fix it? I’m not sure really. The people who come to my personal training studio in Boonton have already made the decision to do something about it. And that initial decision to do something is often times the hardest part.

I think what it really boils down to is fear. Fear of giving up the comforts and vices we currently have in favor of blood, sweat, tears and rabbit food.

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The truth is… training isn’t that bad. You just have to provide a challenge to create a change. Yeah you’ll work hard but you may find you enjoy the process. One of my guys recently asked me to crank it up and though he grunts and complains, he likes it though he’ll never admit that to me.

And the healthy food doesn’t have to taste all that bad either, and you won’t be starving yourself. One of my guys who is currently going through the Amazing 12 Express Body Transformation Program had said at the start “There is no way I could lose weight eating this much food.” It’s about 8 weeks later and his belly fat has gone down significantly, and he still eats out at nice restaurants once a week.

And the truth is, any steps you take will be better than no steps. But if you want to really make incredible changes, you’ll need an organized, thought-out, structured approach. Going into each training session with a game plan and ready to give it your best. Doing that will bring you results faster than you may have thought possible, and it’ll help you live life to it’s fullest.

If you need my help with this, I have a 1 week free trial of my personal training program so you can see if you like it. Just text me at 973 476 5328 and introduce yourself. Easy right? All it takes is that decision to do something about it and actually taking action by texting me. What happens next is up to you.

Eric Moss is a personal trainer in Boonton and doubles as a world-record-holding modern-day professional performing strongman, author, and motivational speaker. In the tradition of the strongmen more common during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is located on Main Street in Boonton New Jersey, is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, Montville and Parsippany New Jersey.

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