by Judee Shipman
On an average day in America, nearly 25 million people build muscles by spending one hour or more doing arbitrary exercise.
Arbitrary exercise can be defined as any physical exercise that does nothing to improve the world.
For instance, if you do yard work, you are beautifying the neighborhood, not to mention complying with local ordinances to avoid fines. You also build muscles doing yard work.
If you do housework, you are enhancing and organizing your living space, thus improving your mental focus.
If you walk, run, or ride a bike, you can get some errands done while you’re at it, and build muscles doing it.
If you load boxes onto a truck, you are getting boxes loaded onto a truck, which is a good thing, because those boxes are not gonna load themselves.
As for team and spectator sports, these are useful kinds of exercise, because they have both financial and entertainment value, in addition to the obvious health benefits of continuous bodily motion.
What’s more, a huge segment of the population enjoys watching spectator sports, so many lucrative opportunities will likely arise.
That being said, let’s analyze the current fitness landscape in America.
As mentioned, team sports are good for entertainment. Walking, jogging, or cycling are good for running errands. Many forms of exercise can serve some useful purpose.
On the other hand, if you use fitness machines, you are taking all that precious kinetic energy and feeding it to a machine, which gives nothing back.
According to a survey conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts, the average American spends about $130 a year on exercise equipment and/or gym memberships. In other words, you pay people to let you use fitness machines.
That’s why fitness clubs are equipped with floor-to-ceiling mirrors, surrounded by full color ads featuring the fittest, buffest men and women.
They WANT us to maintain a low self image, so we will keep renewing our gym memberships.
What better way to illuminate our minor imperfections than to place airbrushed photos of perfect human forms on their walls, and to install fault-finding mirrors everywhere we look?
How strange it seems that the whole world cries for a new renewable energy source, while overlooking 25 million hours of manpower (on average) every single day!
To give you some idea of the magnitude of this power, consider the fact that a horse can do the work of about five men.
Now imagine a 5 million-horsepower engine that runs for one whole hour every day. Or imagine a 240,000-horsepower engine that roars all day and all night.
Time is money. Energy is money. Work is money. What a shame that we waste so much of it on selfish machines that give nothing back. These machines just build muscles for the sake of building muscles.
According to recent reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fitness machines are the 3rd most popular form of exercise in America.
Walking is the most popular, followed by weightlifting.
But you could go walking for a useful purpose. Or practice weightlifting by loading those boxes onto that truck, which will build muscles better than any machine ever could.
Why not reap the benefits available from using fitness equipment, while also getting other things done too? It’s called killing two birds with one stone. You’ve probably heard of it.
If you are someone who uses fitness machines (or any other arbitrary exercise program), read on to see how exercising more effectively will actually make you wealthier.
INTRODUCTION (You Are Here)
CHAPTER 1 (Wealth Through Exercise)
CHAPTER 2 (Fitness the Old Fashioned Way)
CHAPTER 3 (11 Common Exercise Myths)
CHAPTER 4 (Food List and Nutrition)
CHAPTER 5 (Healthy Weight Chart And More)
CHAPTER 6 (Alternative Health And Exercise)
CHAPTER 7 (How To Eat Whatever You Want)
CHAPTER 8 (10 Common Nutrition Myths)
CHAPTER 9 (How To Start Saving Money)
CHAPTER 10 (How To Keep Saving Money)
CHAPTER 11 (List of high paying Jobs)
CHAPTER 12 (Real Estate Investments)
CHAPTER 13 (Stock Market Investments and More)
CHAPTER 14 (Wealth Building Strategies)
CHAPTER 15 (The Short Road To Happiness)
CHAPTER 16 (Spiritual Wealth)
CHAPTER 17 (Delicious Healthy Recipes)
CHAPTER 18 (More Recipes)
CHAPTER 19 (More Recipes)
CHAPTER 20 (More Recipes)
CHAPTER 21 (Sweet Treats YOU Deserve)