by Gary Christenson, Deviant Investor:
Hypothetical 65 year old American Male:
Weight: 285 pounds – 120 # overweight
Health: Marginal, with chronic pain and increasingly difficult daily existence
Ask our hypothetical male if he wants to lose 100 # of unnecessary fat, improve his physical health, live 10 years longer, increase stamina, reduce chronic pain, and drive a golf ball 50 yards longer off the tee.
Reason: He is addicted to his food choices, alcohol consumption, smoking, other activities, thinking and emotions which created ill health, chronic pain, and 120 pounds of excess weight. Different actions and choices are needed, but most people prefer not to modify their habits and behavior.
The Process: Change the quantity and type of food he eats, reduce alcohol consumption, add strength training and flexibility exercises, modify habits, quit smoking, and radically adjust his lifestyle. Most people will not make the effort.