Depression can affect physical fitness

“Depression loses its power… when fresh vision pierces the darkness.”

This Peter Sinclair quote says it all. Our feeling of depression becomes weakened when we decide to take control of our lives by setting new goals and going after them. Our drive to succeed will supersede the depressed feelings and allow us to get back up and live life to it’s fullest!

Sure, life can be a struggle sometimes. We all have our day-to-day victories and successes, but we also struggle with life’s disappointments and hardships.

I have met many people who have gone through a tough time or tragic incident like the death of a loved one or an illness in the family or even a divorce. Because of the circumstances, they fell into a depression. The depression caused them to develop bad eating habits and they gained weight. Their weight skyrocketed out of control and they became obese.

Depression is a common denominator in the development of obesity.

It is important to take control of your life now. Don’t wait another minute! If you are not happy, change your situation and strive to make things better. Learn to be happy and then set some goals to be healthier, in better shape and happier.

If you want to lose weight and be healthier, start your program immediately. Do not wait for next week or next month.

You are responsible for your own destiny. Make things happen. Strive to be your best.

My mission in life is to inspire people like you to set goals and go after them. I had caring people and great motivators in my life who did the same for me.

I would like to start by sharing this poem with you that was written by Nancye Sims. Please read it carefully and embrace the essence of it’s meaning:

“Winners Are People Like You”

Winners take chances.

They fear failing, but they don’t give up.

When life gets rough, they hang in until the going gets better.

Winners know that they are not perfect.

They respect their weaknesses, while making the most of their strengths.

Winners fall, but they don’t stay down.

Winners are positive thinkers who see good in all things.

From the ordinary, they make the extraordinary.

Winners believe in the path they have chosen,

Even when it is hard,

Even when others can’t see where they are going.

You are your own greatest asset.

There is nothing you cannot do.

Winners are people like you.

Always believe in yourself and your goals and never give up.

Fitness Expert and Fitness Hall of Fame recipient John DeFendis is the Director of Exercise and Fitness at Coop’s Health & Fitness in Anderson and Greenville, South Carolina. A former Mr. USA and a personal trainer for more than 33 years, his specialty lies in weight loss and health.

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