I listen to Rush Limbaugh daily. I respect his success as a broadcast entertainer — in that realm he is without peer. He is the most listened to and highest paid radio entertainer today. Before Rush came along, AM radio was on death’s doorstep. His innovative approach; combining the persona of an FM disc jockey with political punditry saved the AM band and paved the way for every high and low paid radio talker today.
Now that the niceties are out-of-the-way, when it comes to health, fitness and wellness he don’t know Jack!
Rush Limbaugh’s comments concerning Jack LaLanne demonstrate his complete lack of intellectual or common sense insight. Those of us who promote healthy living are not impressed that Jack LaLanne existed until he was 96 years old. What is impressive is that he LIVED until he was 96 years old — a distinction that must be understood to be appreciated.
A few years ago, I wrote a newspaper column concerning my battle with obesity. I closed out the column with the following sentences:
I was asked recently that if now that I lost the weight, I thought I was going to live longer. For a moment I pondered the question then
answered, “I honestly don’t know, however I do know one thing, I am living better.”
Since that column appeared, in any radio, television, newspaper or internet interview I have given, I am asked about those two sentences. It is those two sentences that Rush Limbaugh just doesn’t understand.
I don’t know Rush Limbaugh any deeper than what he allows us to glimpse. However, from the
glimpses he gives, he is a man of excesses and lacks self-control. He eats to excess, he smokes to excess (formerly cigarettes, now cigars) and that excessive personality led to an unfortunate drug dependency.
His lack of self-control continues to be an impediment to truly enjoying his incredible success and wealth.
How could I make such a claim of someone I do not know? Two factors lead me to that conclusion.
One, I, as Rush Limbaugh is, was morbidly obese and two, he continues to try to lose weight.
If he were happy being obese, he would have stopped trying. The reason for Rush’s continued failure in taking care of his health, is that he does NOT embrace fitness. Everyone who has ever met me, or whom I have ever motivated has heard me say, WEIGHT LOSS IS A SIDE EFFECT OF FITNESS.
When Jack LaLanne was Rush Limbaugh’s age, he swam the length of the Golden Gate Bridge — under water — towing one thousand pounds. By the way, he was handcuffed. What does Rush do at the age of sixty? He gets winded walking from a golf cart to his golf ball a few yards away.
Here is a simple truth of life; all living things die! There is no escaping that fate. It is how well you live that genuinely matters.
If Rush Limbaugh would like, I will take one year off from my practice and enter his employ. I will move to Florida, I will monitor his eating, I will take him through proper exercise and I will motivate him. After that year, I will have given him the greatest value for his money any person as ever received. Rather than an existence, I will give him an active, living life!
Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi is the author of the life changing book,A Life Beyond Weight Loss. He is available to appear on any talk radio, internet podcast or television outlet.
He has appeared on BlogTalk Radio’s Toni Harris Speaks, Internet Radio: Cathie’s Talking, TV -35′s Storm Politics with Tiffany Cloud, WILK’s The Sue Henry Show, Magic 93′s Frankie In The Morning, WBRE’s PA Live, SSPTV’s News 13, Public Television WVIA’s State of Pennsylvania and Call the Doctor; Entercom’s Outlook on Northeast PA with Shadoe Steele, Citadel Broadcasting’s Sunday Magazine with Brian Hughes, Lisa Davis’ Your Health Radio; Hank Garner’s Podcast, Dr. Robert Su’s Carbohydrates Can Kill Podcast; and the one and only Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb podcast.
Dr. Joe Leonardi also will come and speak to your group; to learn more about his motivational speaking fees and availability contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out his website www.betterlifeseminars.com.
************The information in the videos is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or disorder. The posting that I write do not apply to those with an underlying medical or hormonal condition. I advise anyone embarking on a weight loss and fitness plan to have a thorough medical evaluation. You want to be sure that you are physically able to exercise and you don’t have any underlying medical conditions.*************