When Mom used to warn, “Don’t go outside with wet hair in the cold or you’ll catch cold,” what she really should have said was, “Get your assets off the couch!”
It is a myth that the former will get you sick. Not only will the latter get you sick, but it will absolutely increase your risk of heart attack and, therefore, increase your risk of death!
In my upcoming book, Move Your Assets…From the Chair, Not the Bank, my goal is to get your assets up and moving!
I’m not even talking about exercise; I’m talking about moving your body from point A to point B, carrying groceries up the stairs, actually walking into the bank (instead of the drive-up window,) and walking down the hall to your co-worker’s office (instead of sending an email 12 feet away!).
I refuse to “sell out” to technology, which is why I’m still using one of those giant, 80s car phones with the adjustable antenna LOL!
My giant 80s cell phone
Ok, I’m exaggerating just a bit but let me call a spade a spade. The most unfit people I know — the ones who are overweight, take lots of meds to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and have lots of aches and pains — are ones that over-indulge in iPhones, social media, and other amazing technological advancements that have replaced the use of, well, our muscles!
In this astounding scene from the movie Wall-E, this “future man” glides around in a motorized flying car without having to use a muscle in his body—not even to order food!
He actually falls out of the car and has no clue how to get himself up, let alone back into the vehicle. He is helpless and lifeless without his high-tech car.
Something terrifying tells me that we are all heading to this point if we continue to let gadgets, technology and conveniences replace what we all inherently know: We need to move our assets!
OK, Bethy, tell us how you really feel!
Don’t worry, I’ll be a little more blunt in my book (ha ha!).
Meanwhile I want to share an awesome, MUST-READ article. Just in case you're rolling your eyes and sucking your teeth and don’t believe a thing I say, click here to find out Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day.