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.