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In our culture of self-deception, decadence and pleasure-seeking madness, what lies behind the mantle is irrelevant, until of course, nature reminds you of her true power. Nature plays no favorites and if you disobey her, she makes you pay for it. “If you don’t pay me now”, she says, “I’ll make you pay me later tenfold.” But pay you must. Think of that each time you go to the gym. You’re actually paying a toll charge to get across the bridge of life in one piece. Life is a sport, and like any sport, it has rules. One of the rules of life that goes beyond food, air and water is physical movement. Humans are designed to move and we don’t make the rules, nature does. We are not the architects. Modern society has convinced itself that because virtually no one has to physically work any longer to get their bread and water, the physical work once required to achieve that end is now obsolete and worthless. But nothing could be farther from the truth. We created a biological gap with our technology and it’s killing us. “But Cory”, you say, “We’re living longer than ever. The life expectancy in Canada is 81 compared to the Neolithic average of 20.” Agreed. But once again I invite you to take a good look around. Examine the stats. Visit any urban hospital. Look around at the people who are living longer. Talk to them, but get past their persona of false perfection. Google the acronym for FINE and see what it really means. Soon you’ll discover how very few of us actually enjoy excellent functional health, inward and out.

Like zoo animals kept in cages we do live longer. But are we living better? What appears to be something wonderful on the surface is actually quite different underneath. Behind the fake smiles, colorful make-up and fancy suits lurks what we dare not mention. Multiple surgeries, chronic inflammation, sagging skin, drooping body parts, brittle bones, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, infertility, incontinence, insomnia, headaches, damaged organs, cellulite, bulging waistlines and the secret need for an infinite number of medications – all evidence of something from nothing. If you want to live long and stay well in this century, physical exercise is not an option. Get with Nature’s program. Learn about Blue Zones, telomere chemistry and life extension strategies. It’s much better to be a biological conduit than a stagnant pool. A stagnant pool is a breeding ground for disease. Sedentary living adds to our burden of stress. It actually causes morbidity and substantially increases all-cause mortality risk. Prolonged inactivity destroys the immune system, robs the body of vital capacity and greatly reduces human motivation. But when you fight the urge to do nothing and physically move your body, something wonderful happens. The nothing changes into controlled intelligent movement and a spectacular new universe of health and wellness is created! The Cory Holly Institute is an online school of holistic, integrative and functional sports nutrition. Stop doing nothing and do something to improve your health. Details at CoryHolly.com

Cory Holly Institute Online  Online School of Holistic Sports Nutrition  Do Something Physical Instead of Nothing… CoryHolly.com 

Vista issue 97  

VISTA Magazine is a bimonthly publication dedicated to nutrition, health and wellness.

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