Hope Is Not a Strategy for Your Health
I was speaking to a group of men the other day about their health, and decided it was important to be very frank with them. “I have good news and I have bad news,” I said. I then looked around at each of them as I said, “The bad news is that each and every one of you is going to die!”
I told them that there are a couple strategies people follow to try to make the dying occur later than sooner. One is the strategy that most men seem to use, which is the Strategy of Hope. “I hope I don’t get sick.” “If I do get sick, I hope the doctor has a good prescription!” “I hope whatever chemical the doctor gives me actually attacks the source and doesn’t just cure the symptoms.”
And, if they are able to overcome their seemingly natural inclination towards good nutrition, as illustrated in the modified shot from “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” they might at least take a feeble step in the right direction: “I hope this over-the-counter mulivitamin or other supplements will make me healthier.”
I recently developed the accompanying graph as a rough representation of the results of an independent study by the University of California, Berkeley called the Landmark Study. In this study, those who take no supplements, or take a multivitamin, or take two or more supplements (Strategy of Hope), are compared to those who pursued a Stratey of Wellness by taking supplements from the most clinically-proven wellness company in the world.
As can be seen, the line representing the Strategy of Hope, as detailed in the preceding paragraphs, shows the incidence of undesireable health outcomes markedly increasing after the age of 40! By comparison, the line representing the Strategy of Wellness shows remarkably little increase.
The results speak for themselves!!
If you are someone who’d rather pursue the Strategy of Wellness, check out this recent article by Forbes about the wellness company represented in this study, view my website, or contact me at Jerry@Fit4LifeLLC.com!