Today I did a podcast for Destination Health with Kevin Rutherford, targeted to truckers about their health. Turns out he's read my books and is a big fan--who'd have thunk?
He said that every negative health statistic in the U.S. is 50 percent higher in career truckers. For example, truckers have 50 percent higher incidents of diabetes than the general population. It's the same across the board. The average male career trucker dies at age 57. That's young, folks.
It reminded me of something Tai Lopez told his Mastermind group yesterday. I took them on a tour of Polyface and then ate lunch and had a discussion with them in the afternoon.
Tai said that after trying every diet and tracking his own blood samples for nearly 10 years, he has come to the conclusion that the single most important thing for health is movement. That trumps organic, grass-fed, everything.
It reminds me of the number of hard working folks in our area who eat terribly but live long. Even many smokers. The human body is made to work and the modern sedentary lifestyle is wreaking havoc on our health.
You can't eat yourself into good health. The benchmark is 10,000 steps a day. I read something long time ago that said one of the most common denominators among geniuses was that they walked a lot. Spending time moving and enjoying your quiet thoughts trumps every diet out there. If you're only going to do one thing, start moving. That means turning off screen time.
So Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign was spot on--even for Republicans. Instead of going to a theme park or on a cruise, why not volunteer to chop thistles for your farmer, or plant a garden? Perhaps the single biggest health deficit in the U.S. is simply personal movement.'
How many steps do you take every day?