FIRE AND POLICE HEALTH FUND
May 1, 2021
I have come to the conclusion that if you don’t stay busy at home during this Covid-19 pandemic, you will become a raving lunatic by the time this is all over. I Have read many articles that refer to the many ailments that have sprouted up amongst elderly people that are confined to their homes.
You can only walk from room to room, over eat, watch T.V., dream of what was and what it is now. Physical and mental willingness ebbs from a person’s body. You become lethargic and lazy; you wait for this pandemic to be over. Someday it will be over; will you be in shape to continue to do what you used to do?
You have to energize yourselves. You have to do what you did before the pandemic; will you be ready? We as a people have to conquer this pestilence; we have to overcome this scourge. You must make up your mind to fight this menace. I think you may be getting an idea where this pep talk is going.
Exercise can counteract the negative effects of isolation and confinement stress on the immune function. It is also known that exercise improves the immune responses to infections. I want everybody to receive the absence of Covid-19 with a clear mind and a good working physique.
You know that I have written many exercise and health issues in the past. I have written these reports ad nauseum. I intend to continue writing these reports because I want you to be healthy. I’ve told you many times that the first 5-minutes are the hardest. Once you go through the first 5-minute start you will be limber and your mind will coax you to continue.
I don’t want you to say that you’re tired, you just finished eating, your knees hurt or that you have a head ache. I’ll give you a personal example of hurt. Both my knees are bone to bone; even walking, the pain is excruciating. My right shoulder had major damage when I dislocated it and the first 5 minutes are very hard for me to start.
In spite of all my problems and my aches and pains, I still work out 7 days a week. I work out with weights for and hour and fifteen minutes. After that I walk one mile and sometimes two miles every day. I’m at my computer 6 or 7 hours every day.
I just finished writing a 300-page biography of my life. This book is my legacy to my children. I just started writing another book titled; “people that greatly influenced my life.”
I am looking forward to a knee replacement on my left leg in the next few months. My greatest fear is that I will have to stop exercising for 1 or 2 weeks. I have sacrificed a lot in my life time; I want you to sacrifice a little of your time so that you can do your daily exercise.
Don’t spend your time lamenting what you can’t do. Its just a state of mind; you are the owner of your body. Take care of it, nurture it, don’t let it stay dormant; since your body is a gift from God, you should use it as God intended.
COURAGE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL VIRTUES, BECAUSE WITHOUT COURAGE, YOU CANNOT
PRACTICE ANY OF THE OTHER VIRTUES CONSISTENTLY.
Moral of the story: Courage and gratitude are two of the most important virtues available to man. Courage defines the true character of a man. Courage is what motivates man to forge forward and continue the development and advancement of mankind. It takes a daring man to dream and to persevere. Gratitude is the other virtue that goes hand in hand with the virtue of courage. The virtue of Gratitude is to give recognition and thanks to the individuals that helped you to dare; to dream and to act.