Juicing For Health Eyes The Future, and it Looks Grim... Maybe...

factoid #1: Buying 1 Grande Latte at Starbucks for 31 days is close enough to the equivalent of buying the juicer linked here. While that juicer is not the most awesome Juicing For Health tool you can find, it's a far better choice than a month's worth of caffeine, sugar, addiction, e.t.c...
Hello again to all my fair and gentle readers/subscribers! :) Keeping in line with my last article, I wanted to stick with the whole "2010" theme, it being 1 month and 19 days into 2010, or just a few days past Valentines. Ouch!

When I hear or see "2010" printed somewhere, I can't help but thinking that 2020 isn't but a decade away, as the crow flies. Now don't get me wrong here; a decade, when your under 25, it can seem like an eternity away. For those of us approaching or at 40+ however, folks knee deep into the dreaded middle age, time doesn't pass so slowly at all. People in my age group and beyond no longer have the luxury of an "invincibility delusion" as young people do, nor a lightning speed, tip top, optimal immune system to keep us vital and thriving. Middle age is that time when - well, to be blunt - 100 years ago most of us died of old age.

In fact, a decade can pass so quickly when you're approaching middle age (and beyond) you can have a heart attack just from wondering where the time went. And so the question for anyone still sitting on the fence about maintaining and improving health becomes this: What will you be doing in 2020? Will you be alive and thriving? Will you require hospice, nurses and medical contraptions to stay alive? Will you be waiting to die, or will you be healthy as a pubescent ox, ready to combat any of the many diseases and conditions that - at around 40 or so years of age - start noticing you like you were the next James Cameron movie.
Factoid #2: Yes, I'm sorry to say it, but believe it; at or around 40 years of age you are officially lit up on the sickness/disease radar for the rest of your life.
It's the age old question (pun intended), once penned by the great Shakespeare, "To be healthy or not to be healthy" (I may be misquoting a bit there :))

I can feel what you're saying to yourself right now, oh fair and gentle reader ... "how depressing can one article be?" Well it's not meant to be all "foreboding", it's just that this needs to be said for anyone sitting on a fence that's about to collapse. Some people simply require one final wake up call, so I'm trying to be a very miserable, annoying alarm clock.

For those of you who think that what I'm saying makes perfect sense - yet you still can't find a single inclining to get on a good fitness program, or maybe you're the person who can't find enough money to buy a quality juicer (yet you can buy a Venti Latte every day at Starbucks), it is high time to stop deluding yourself and understand what neglecting your health will mean, in 10 years or so. The people avoiding this reality now are the same people that - in 10 or so years - when the doctor comes into the office with that somber test result and the "how do I give this crappy news" look on his face, they will be cursing an ignored past.

Here's why I mention 2020 only one month into 2010. Thing is, if you're coming upon middle age (or perhaps fully entrenched by it) you will start to ask yourself those preceding questions over and over - even without my assistance. Hopefully you will nag enough at your conscience that it becomes sickening beyond belief. Then perhaps you can start juicing for your health and getting in shape, just to spite yourself.

Why will these questions come up you may ask? It's simple. Middle age is that time when the phantom aches and pains start, pains that you've never felt in parts of your body you never knew existed. It's that time when you come home from a bowling game to find you've thrown out our back, permanently. It's the time when you have to ask your doctor why your knees creak and your bowels forgot how to move (or how to stop moving, respectively). It's when a practice round of tennis makes even your eyelids ache.

Here's some good news... in 10 years you can thrive and be as healthy as humanly possible. That is no joke, and no feigned optimism. Straight up facts, my fair and gentle readers. Get your health together now, and in no time you will be more prepared to fight the battles and ravages of aging (and your environment) than over 80% of the world's population. You can be part of the lucky few, that guy or girl that - God forbid - if diagnosed with something horrible - your doctor can confidently say "it may be bad, but your healthy enough to beat it". It's that, or you can end up in critical care on an iron lung, getting MRI's every few days, and waiting for the bomb to drop that you are about to die from whatever crap an unhealthy lifestyle has manufactured or promoted.

What's My Motivation?
Within the fundamental reality I've just written is an elemental motivation that may escape those of you who think change is impossible, and it is one you must now truly consider. Your loved ones. Yes, those people who care and love you will suffer right along with you if you fall ill, in fact more so, on certain levels. On top of the emotional suffering, I won't even get into the financial hardships a critical and/or worsening physical condition can mean to you and your family, but I will utter just 2 words on the subject... MASSIVE DEBT.

An Experiment:
This should only take a moment. Right now I want you to look at your spouse/your children/your dog or cat - anyone you love and who loves you back unconditionally. Go ahead, I'll wait. If they aren't close by then grab a picture or pull up some snapshots on your mobile. Now I want you to really look deep into the eyes that look back at you, examine the smile that was offered from that person who truly loves and adores you. Now I want you to take the time (while looking at them) to muse long and hard about what intense emotional and financial strain your unhealthy lifestyle could mean to them, come 10 + years from now.

OK OK, I'm pretty much done with the doom and gloom, and I'm hoping that by now at least you've come to understand full well that aging, sickness, and the ravages of time are multiplied exponentially from living an unhealthy life, from ignoring the techniques, guides and proven techniques available that can keep you healthy and more importantly, prepared to battle aging and disease.

In closing, here's a Juicing For Health kicker for you to think about when you reach the drive-thru window tomorrow. A thriving and healthy lifestyle is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING you can do for yourself and the people who love you, who care deeply for you, and who look to you for love, guidance, and support. Even if you can't muster the strength to do this for yourself, they desperately need you to do it, full stop. So get up, get your act together and get healthy, starting today.

Here's a green juice recipe video for your conscience to muse over;). Martha Stewart may be a convicted felon, but she sure knows her way around a Breville Juicer ... for real. (BTW you can find the juicer featured in this video here at serious discounts by clicking this link - or just by cruising around the site.)


2 Key Secrets To Help Keep It Real in 2010

So it's almost Valentine's Day, 2010. Yep. I know I know, time is literally flying by. It happens. More so when you're older, but it happens. You blink and an entire month has passed.

So, let me ask, have you given up your New Years Resolution yet? If you haven't, here's a disheartening statistic to make you cry long into the night... 78% of people give up their New Year goals within the first 2 months. That's not my statistic BTW, it belongs to an accredited study by that major English University we all hear about.

Without analyzing in detail why people give up so readily, here's my take on the infamous New Year's Resolution. It can be a rare and unique opportunity - once every year - to change your quality of life for the better, yet sadly an opportunity that 78% will miss out on from the simple inability to persevere.

So my first message of 2010 to all my fair and gentle readers is ... don't contribute to that statistic! Aside from the obvious reasons why you should keep at your goals, Oxford professors are entirely too smug to be proven right yet again.

Get back on the bus already! I mean how many more New Year's do we all have left to get it right, really? To stop working on your health goals now is to give up on yourself, and you're also telling your loved ones it's time to save up for that eventual open heart surgery and the consequent experimental drug therapies you'll be needing. Seriously guys (and gals!) get whatever help is necessary, stick to your guns, and most importantly keep at it. Impatience is for wimps and giving up on your health is just plain wrong on so many levels. Your frustration at not seeing immediate results should only motivate you to work harder, to get the proper tools, and to get moving more. Results will come, results you will be bloody proud of, and results that will make you feel and look 6507% better than you do right now. (That's my statistic :)) Trust me, time and time again during my tenure I've seen people change their lives starting with nothing but a new year, so don't give up now.

Without further adieu, here's 2 very important secrets to help you get the job done.

Secret #1... Persistence is the greatest secret to success in health, and in life.
So many people give a New Year's health resolution a month or so, then they look in the mirror and give up over the frustration that they don't look or feel any different. Some will wonder why after a few weeks they still feel like crap - and in fact worse - from missing the foods they crave, or from the sore muscles a proper work out gives your body. Thing is, these hurdles are exactly that which has been defined for hundreds of years as the "no pain, no gain" process, and it's the one process you can't avoid if you want true success.

These stumbling blocks are also the exact reasons for why the entire Western World is getting fatter, more unhealthy, and more complacent. People have become so riddled with the distractions of this, our modern and sedentary life. I submit right now that staying or achieving a healthy body today is harder than it has ever been in our history, but by no means is this a reason to give up.

So sorry but as of yet you can't swallow a magic pill and expect those excess pounds, bad cholesterol, e.t.c... to just disappear. You can't get the right nutrients or look and feel fantastic by simply wishing on a New Years star. You have to be patient, take in the right nutrients and put in the work. There is a necessary focus, discipline, a certain degree of self-sacrifice, and a strong mindset that is necessary for you to persevere through the doubt and the temporary reluctance to change. It is within that perseverance that will see you happy and damned healthy. Giving up should not even be a consideration, especially this soon after making one of the most important commitments you can make to yourself and for your loved ones.

Secret #2 to getting your groove back? ... A goal requires a detailed and proven plan of attack in order to have any chance of success.
A goal without a detailed and proper plan is nothing more than an ethereal dream. It's a movie score without the movie. It's Avatar without the tall blue people. If you're not on a program now to help guide you to success, get a system like The Diet Solutions Program or the Truth About Abs fitness regimen. (Click the links to have a look) I have sworn by these systems for some time now, and if you have read this blog before, you know why. Bluntly, they both work like gangbusters.

Conversely, if you happen to be one of "those people", the type of person that ran out on January 2nd to buy a gym membership - well firstly, you'll have to actually attend the gym before the membership starts to work! Having a laminated gym card in your wallet while you reach past it to the Visa card that pays for your second FAT BURGER... well, sorry but the gym card alone doesn't burn calories.

Secondly, get a good personal trainer, not some self important shmuck, but a well trained and helpful guru. Here's why: when your key strategy to everlasting health is to aimlessly walk around the gym for 45 minutes, playing with all the shiny machines yet having no clue what to do with them, you are not working out you are copping out. You're looking for a reason to give up, and that's bloody nonsense. Make sure to have someone show you what to do with those machines, and help you get the most from your time and effort. Put another way, if your goal was to learn how to fly a helicopter, would you jump in the cockpit, push the buttons, move the joystick for a while and then simply set to the skies? Going to a gym blind will give you the same end result as "self-taught helicopter flying"... inevitably you'll crash and burn. You need someone with certified skill and experience to teach you the protocols and the techniques to get the job done.

And so, in my ongoing effort to end any rant with some atypical Juicing For Health continuity, 2010 should be the end all/be all for you, if especially when getting healthy is something you desperately want or physically need. This is the beginning of the only 2nd decade of the only 2nd millennium the world will ever see. If that's not something prophetic and motivating for you, I don't know what else to say. There are only a few times in our lives when we can say, "this will be my defining moment". 2010 should be the year you swear you will lose unhealthy habits, fight the gravity of all that extra poundage, or maybe just to start feeding yourself good juicing fuel and not the junk that surrounds us every day. If that sounds like you, then you will need to do more than hope and pray for success. Like I said in secret #2, a goal without a proper defined plan is a failure waiting for time to pass. If you are trying to turn your 20 year old blender into a masticating juicer, stop the nonsense and get a proper Juicer. Start here (link, link, and link!) for some of the best and most cost effective juicers on the market, and at the best deals you will find anywhere. Oh, and before you start juicing Kool-Aid and Twinkies, grab The Juicing For Life 8 Pack for some awesomeness, combined with delicious, healthy recipes - sans Twinkies of course.
Factoid: my ultra sexy super cool and best selling Juicing Guide has recently fulfilled it's contractual exclusivity to a popular fitness magazine. I will most likely release it digitally here at a bargain on Ye Old Juicing Recipes For Health blog by no later than April. Please do check back often.
You should know by now that I'm not blabbering about all this health stuff just to sell you the latest nonsense. I rant about healthy living and how to properly achieve it time and again out of a singular passion, because my own life experience has taught me that 1) your health is the single most important thing you will ever own, and 2) you need proper tools to do the job of getting "healthy" right. Standing around wishing and hoping - without the requisite knowledge and skill set - while admirable it is quite useless. Bluntly, if that is your only strategy to gain better health, before long you won't need a juicer or a Diet Solution, you'll need a script for Prozac, some aggressive cognitive therapy, and maybe heart medication and/or daily insulin shots for your type 1 Diabetes. Proper nutrition combined with Juicing for Health and a good workout program is THE holy trinity of health. You simply can't go wrong by applying those three axioms in your everyday life. So get off the fence and in the game already, time's a wastin'.