Cool article about Bill Kazmaier, a three-time winner of the World’s Strongest Man competition. He won the competition three times back in the 80’s, and since then has been traveling around to schools teaching kids the benefits of fitness. With the massive rise in childhood obesity these days, and lack of funding for physical education, we need more guys like Bill.
“I challenge young people to dare to dream; to try to see themselves as a champion,” Kazmaier said. “Try to develop a plan to become an achiever, an over-comer; to strive to be victorious in whatever they do. It’s okay to be a nerd. It’s okay to be good at math or with a computer or writing or music. And if you’re good at sports and are balanced in your life, that’s good too.”
We need more people like Bill! I don’t know what it will take, but hopefully people will soon understand that the rising cost of health care has a direct correlation to the rise in obesity (and diabetes) in this nation. Prevention and education is SO MUCH CHEAPER than dealing with it in the hospital when it’s already too late.
Keep it up Bill.