My Scream: The Consequences of Obesity in America

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There are many theories why Edward Munch painted the famous painting “The Scream”.   We will never know for sure which one is the correct one, but the reason I am writing this text is to share My Scream.

Considering that I am in the Health and Fitness profession, some of you can already predict what My Scream is… Not only is America THE most overweight nation in the world, but Houston, the place where I reside, is THE fattest city in America.

My Scream is to the media, schools, corporations, politicians, non-profit organizations, religious leaders, parents, teachers, and athletes.  To all of you who can make an impact in order to improve healthy living in our city, state, and country.

Most of the time when I hold seminars, I hear complaints about people feeling tired, a lack of energy, sleep interruptions, high blood pressure, back problems, high cholesterol, and so many other ailments that can be easily improved with healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, and mental balance.  Every time I repeat my message all over again- start being more physically active, start eating healthy nutrients, take time out to have mental and spiritual balance.  I teach them how to exercise, how to choose healthy foods, and techniques that will calm them down.   Yet, our nation is getting heavier and unhealthier.

Albert Einstein had a great definition of “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  Because I consider myself a relatively logical and sane person, I created the Health Fitness Revolution, a movement that will help me in my quest of making America healthy and fit.   The movement alone will not be enough because obesity has reached epic proportions and it will take every segment of society to work in a synergetic manner in order to combat the disease of obesity.

Working together will allow us to coordinate the efforts in order to make this great nation even greater in every aspect.  The United States is a leader in democracy, finances, military, individual and religious freedoms- we have NO excuses not to be a leader in healthy lifestyle.

President John F Kennedy wisely stated “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”  Considering this, American leadership in the world depends on the physical fitness of our nation.  Many empires have found their demise when the physical fitness of their populations declined including the Persian, Greek, and Roman empires, just to name a few.

My Scream is to wake you up in order to make this great nation a leader in healthy lifestyle so that all other aspects of our culture can continue to flourish.  The United States is a role model for the rest of the world in so many aspects.  We should be, we will be, and we must be a leader in healthy lifestyle and physical fitness.

 

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Before Samir Becic became an internationally recognized fitness expert, earning a spot in Men’s Journal’s “Top 100 Fitness Trainers in America” list, he began his life-long dedication to health and fitness in Europe as a distinguished Martial Arts expert. It was in the structured and flowing training of Martial Arts that provided the background for the ReSync Method. After relocating to the US with a dream, determination, and talent, he soon began his career as a Personal Trainer, developing new training techniques for his clients. While he was Fitness Director for Ballys, the largest fitness facility in the US, Samir earned countless awards and recognition for his training techniques and passion for fitness: “#1 Fitness Trainer in the World,” - 4 times “#1 Fitness Trainer in Texas,” - 22 times “#1 Fitness Trainer in Houston” - 29 times “Best of the Best Fitness Trainer,” - 2 times “Best Fitness Director,” - 2 times Samir is one of the most sought after trainers in the country and is known industry-wide as a powerful motivator and pioneer. His alternative training techniques have earned him a number of industry accolades and awards. Samir regularly speaks at corporate and non-profit events and has also been featured in countless publications and has appeared on many national and local television shows: -Deborah Duncan’s “Great Day Houston” -89.3 KSBJ Radio Station (weekly appearances) -Health and Fitness Sports Magazine (contributing writer) -More Magazine (contributing writer) -Men's Journal (National) -NBC’s Channel 2, “Behind the Headlines” -WB39 News -Fox 26 “Tips for Houston” -Radio 96.5, “The Roula and Ryan Show” -Sunny 99.1 with Dana Tyson -104.1 with Sam Malone His personal training clients include many high profile Texans, including NBA Legend Rudy Tomjanovich, TV Host Deborah Duncan, Lakewood's Victoria Osteen, TV Anchor Dominique Sachse, TV Host Kim Davis, TV Reporter Miya Shay, Radio DJ Sam Malone, Radio DJ Roula Christie, Radio DJ Dana Tyson, Radio DJ Coppelia Rivera, and Radio DJ Joey Kovacik, among others. Samir also acted as fitness consultant for Mayor Lee Brown’s fight against obesity in Houston with the Fitness Task Force Kick-Off program in 2002. Samir is the current leader of Mega-Church Lakewood's Health and Fitness Challenge. Founder of Health Fitness Revolution non-profit 501 (c)(3) and Health Fitness Revolution Magazine.

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