Walking Everyday Does Wonders!

With social media, we see all the time the intense workouts people put themselves through. I think it is amazing some of the accomplishments that individuals have done! The reality is there are many that simply don’t want to “push to the limit”, and that is ok. Walking is something almost everyone can do and it gives so many health benefits! Check out the video from BRIGHT SIDE to find out the benefits of walking!

Is This Really Just Like Smallpox And Polio?

I have read several times from various “health experts” (one you all know) that this health crisis, and taking the vaccine, is just like polio and small pox and if we had the push back then as we do now, well, these things would not be gone. My question is, is it really the same? And why do we allow these experts to get away with the comparison without simple questions?

As with so many interviews, it all depends on who is asking the questions. At one time, journalist were inquisitive and wanted to get to the truth. From Christina Laila, of The Gateway Pundit, Dr Fauci is interviewed by CNNs Jim Acosta and makes the claim:

If you look at the extraordinary historic success in eradicating small pox, and eliminating polio from most of the world, and we’re on the brink of eradicating polio. If we had had the pushback for vaccines the way we are seeing on certain media, I don’t think it would have been possible at all to not only eradicate small pox, we probably would still have small pox, we would probably still have polio in this country.

Now, I’m not a doctor, nor am I an extraordinary journalist. I freely admit that. I am a simple guy who just wants to get the facts straight while having a salad and going for a walk. That being said, I would have followed up with some questions.

  1. Were we suppose to be getting a booster on a yearly basis for small pox and polio? If so, I have missed them for the past 50 plus years.
  2. Has there been a variant for both of the above that I am not aware of?
  3. How much testing did those vaccines go through before being used widespread?
  4. If we were to go back in time to when they started using the polio vaccine, what was said about it?
  5. Are we comparing apples to apples?
  6. Speaking of apples, should we be eating healthier and exercising more? Would this help us fight off viruses?
  7. Why are you not recommending that as much as wearing a mask and getting vaccinated?

Is there a lot of bad information out there? Absolutely, but to act as if it is all coming from one side is absurd. My problem is that there isn’t nearly enough focus on a healthy lifestyle. Let me clarify that. THERE ISN’T ANY FOCUS ON A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE! There has not been one time, in any press conference, that a “leader” has mentioned that we need to do better for ourselves. Everything is around getting a shot and wearing a mask. This is unacceptable as there is plenty of research showing a diet rich in whole food and getting minimal exercise can help our immune system, and isn’t this what it is all about?

Until next time…#eatthedamnsalad

Your Anger Is Misdirected!

To say we are living in crazy times is an understatement!

Since we are looking at new mask mandates in St. Louis, social media has been on fire as people point fingers at those they think are responsible…mostly at the unvaccinated. I really do understand your anger however please direct it at the right people!

I bet that MOST of the vaccinated got the shot for protection from the virus. At least that is what I understood to be the reason for the shot. Recently, that narrative changed to it really isn’t going to completely protect you but you are getting it for everyone around you. Why should we be surprised at the change? This is what we have grown accustomed to over the last 19 months. Remember when we only needed 14 days to flatten the curve? How about the “masks don’t work/masks work/masks don’t work again”? We were told we can’t get a haircut unless, of course, you are a politician. Think you can go to a restaurant with friends? Think again unless you are a politician. If you get on a plane you must wear a mask unless, you know it, you are a politician. How many times will we see this happen with politicians until we ALL wake up? We even had medicine that could have been used last year but was deemed so dangerous it may kill you even though it has been used for decades, but this year it is okay. And isn’t it strange this is a deadly virus but it won’t be extremely deadly until Monday when the mandate takes place?

THIS IS WHY I SAY YOU ARE ANGRY WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE!!

There are so many things about this that are causing friends and family members to be at odds, and most of the issues come from politicians who want to keep us there. Many have said this isn’t political, and they may be correct. However, I think that all voters really want the same thing, whether they identify as republican, democrat or independent. We want to be safe and, most likely, want to be able to do the things we have been doing. We want our kids in school, without masks, playing sports and having fun. If you feel safer with the vaccine and mask, have at it. I don’t judge that at all. The part that scares all the lifelong politicians is when we, the tax payers, start to work together and live with each others different points of view. That is when they lose control over us.

Until next time…#eatthedamnsalad

I’m Doing This For Me, Not You!

I can’t stand all the virtue signaling that goes on. So many people hate wearing a mask but are doing it for others. That’s how much they care! And they are getting the shot to protect those around them. Enough already!!

I dove into fitness at a fairly young age for pure vanity. I was skinny and wanted to get some muscle to impress the ladies, so I started lifting weights. You’re welcome ladies!! As the years have gone by, my reasons for exercise have changed and my diet has changed drastically. Sure, I still want to keep excess weight off and keeping some muscle tone is important to me, especially in the summer. However, I like the way I feel when I finish a walk or jog. Swimming laps does wonders for my back and shoulders. When I have a chance to get on my bike, there is nothing better for my legs and cardio. Add to this my change in diet, which has so many fruits and vegetables. I have much more energy along with keeping my weight under control. And the health benefits from this way of life is incredible!

I could very easily make a case that I am doing this for everyone around me. The biggest argument would be that I’m doing my part to stay healthy and keep the cost of healthcare down. Sure, there is no guarantee, but taking healthy measures on a daily basis certainly puts me in a better position to fight off disease. I COULD say that, but I won’t. To be honest, I’m not thinking about anyone else but me when I am doing all these things. Yes, I post to social media when I’m at a park in the hopes of motivating others to get active. There are so many beautiful parks out there to visit! And I know that if more people would implement walking and a small change in diet, they could fight off viruses better. And I have this blog, #eatthedamnsalad, where you can see how different foods affect your health. However, I have never been mad at anyone for not doing what I do.

If you feel safer for you when you wear a mask, have at it! You want to get the vaccine to protect yourself from a virus? More power to you! Again, if you feel safer go for it. Just don’t tell me you are doing it for my benefit. Yeah, there may be specific reasons to wear a mask when you are around someone with health issues but that would be using common sense. Just quit the virtue signaling!

Until next time…#eatthedamnsalad

Your Anger Is Misdirected!

To say we are living in crazy times is an understatement!

Since we are looking at new mask mandates in St. Louis, social media has been on fire as people point fingers at those they think are responsible…mostly at the unvaccinated. I really do understand your anger however please direct it at the right people!

I bet that MOST of the vaccinated got the shot for protection from the virus. At least that is what I understood to be the reason for the shot. Recently, that narrative changed to it really isn’t going to completely protect you but you are getting it for everyone around you. Why should we be surprised at the change? This is what we have grown accustomed to over the last 19 months. Remember when we only needed 14 days to flatten the curve? How about the “masks don’t work/masks work/masks don’t work again”? We were told we can’t get a haircut unless, of course, you are a politician. Think you can go to a restaurant with friends? Think again unless you are a politician. If you get on a plane you must wear a mask unless, you know it, you are a politician. How many times will we see this happen with politicians until we ALL wake up? We even had medicine that could have been used last year but was deemed so dangerous it may kill you even though it has been used for decades, but this year it is okay. And isn’t it strange this is a deadly virus but it won’t be extremely deadly until Monday when the mandate takes place?

THIS IS WHY I SAY YOU ARE ANGRY WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE!!

There are so many things about this that are causing friends and family members to be at odds, and most of the issues come from politicians who want to keep us there. Many have said this isn’t political, and they may be correct. However, I think that all voters really want the same thing, whether they identify as republican, democrat or independent. We want to be safe and, most likely, want to be able to do the things we have been doing. We want our kids in school, without masks, playing sports and having fun. If you feel safer with the vaccine and mask, have at it. I don’t judge that at all. The part that scares all the lifelong politicians is when we, the tax payers, start to work together and live with each others different points of view. That is when they lose control over us.

Until next time…#eatthedamnsalad