Food for thought by Brett Klika C.S.C.S.
1. We studied our craft for 1 hour a day outside of working in it?
2. Doctors were incentivized to prevent disease instead of abate symptoms?
3. There was an expectation for individuals to make an attempt to improve their health habits prior to insurance (all of society) paying for mountains of medication?
4. What if 100 years ago even the most physically industrious individuals only moved for 30-60 minutes a couple days a week? (What will it be like in 100 years from now?)
5. The only way we physically exerted ourselves 100 years ago was being strapped into selectorized machines?
6. We based effectiveness of exercise programs on actual results, not merely profits?
7. We fed Cheetos to a Cheetah? Fruit Loops to a Toucan? Trix to a rabbit? What would happen to their health? What do our kids eat for breakfast?
8. Parents who didn’t want their kids to play so many video games didn’t buy their kids video games?
9. We were concerned about quality of movement vs. quantity of bad movement?
10. Just ate real, unprocessed, organic food instead of swinging from diet to diet?
11. Infomercials had to demonstrate peer-reviewed results to back claims?
12. We asked not what our country could do for us, but what we could do for our country?
13. You thanked at least 1 person per day for the impact they make on your life?
14. You pre-journal your day as to what you would like it to be like?
15. Instead of counting calories, we counted chemicals put in our food?
16. Personal trainers exercised for 60 minutes and spent 60 minutes on their training business instead of working out for 2 hours every day?
17. Embraced exercise, movement, and nutrition as a society instead of seeing it as a novelty?
18. For just one week we exchanged the time we spend watching TV, playing video games, or being on Facebook for creating and taking action on a life goal?
19. Our goal with developing young athletes became to keep them injury free, fundamentally sound, and enjoying their sport so we could retain our best athletes to compete at a high level when it counts (late high school, college, professional, Olympic)?
20. PE teachers developed the knowledge of personal trainers to constantly innovate and create exercise programs that are relevant to the current needs of today’s youth?
21. Personal trainers developed the knowledge of PE teachers to provide developmentally appropriate games, drills, and training modalities that are relevant to today’s youth?
22. Society quit blaming fast food for our health woes, and just stopped eating it?
23. What if we created and completed a to-do list every day that was in line with our life goals?
24. We were as discerning with our food as we are our wine?
25. We sent a friend or loved one a handwritten note instead of “liking” their Facebook post?
26. We were to compare the side effects of diet and exercise vs. medication?
27. We stopped blaming our past and created our future?
28. People frustrated with the progress of their fat loss program addressed their exercise program like a bodybuilder?
29. Your loved ones mirrored your daily habits, thoughts, and attitudes?
30. We made it a goal for our children to see where our food comes from, good or bad? Free range vs. caged? Organic vs. non-organic? Natural vs. processed?
31. We only ate food in which we could spell and define the ingredients?
32. Exercise programs were based on creating results, not using certain equipment?
33. We were as discerning for people parenting human beings as we are for people attaining a driver’s license?
34. Our focus of a problem was to offer and take action on solutions vs. merely complaining about the problem?
35. I remembered to turn off the lights, give my dog her medicine, and shut the bedroom door so the dog couldn’t get on the bed before I left for work every day? (A question posed by my wife. I’m single task oriented).
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Brett Klika C.S.C.S., Director of Athletics at Fitness Quest 10, is a world renowned human performance specialist, motivational speaker, author, and educator. In his 14 year career, Brett has accrued more than 20,000 hours of training with youth, athletes, executives, and every day people. He uses this knowledge and experience to motivate individuals and audiences around the world through his writing, speaking, DVD’s, and personal correspondence.