Universal Sport

People often complain that they can’t make room for exercise. That is nonsense.
All you have to do is step outside and see your gym. There are hills to climb, there are places to walk or run to, and of course there are all the other opportunities for motion with a bicycle, homemade gym, or even housework.

Since I am a prognosticator of future events, I believe that in this 21st century, it is even more vital that we work on being thin and fit.

New inventions are making life more exciting for those who can engage with their environment on a physical level.

I don’t say hand-gliding, or bodysuit-flying is for me, but one would feel much better going down a zipline or going down a waterslide or riding on a brand new amusement ride if one is thin and fit.

Sadly, that is not in the range of many people today.

So the question has been raised, who rules your body? Take charge and don’t let your lack of self-control ruin your life. You deserve the best, and that means taking care of your body.

I thought I saw my future self walk by the window of my radio station the other day. I told my sister my destiny could be one of two things. Either a women of 82 who is trim, with great posture, and a sprint in her step, or else one of those morbidly obese in the Tom Kruse Hoveround, going through the till at the grocery store, clutching a bag of chips and soda pop, unable to walk.

Since I do not want the latter, and I pray and hope and daily work towards the former, I think about tomorrow, but I focus on this moment. I chronicle everything I eat, and I wear my fitness watch that tracks my heart rate, my steps and my sleeping.

We all have dreams, but the time is now to wake up and act, to make our dreams come true!

Popcorn & A Rose

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I cut out sugar and alcohol on weekdays.

On weekdays mind-numbing late-night TV-watching and monotonous online Facebook games are also verboten!
Why the push to healthier living and less time-wasting?
The answer lies in the rose:
To be beautiful!😙

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Musically yours,

Amy Zents

Age of Excess

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Everywhere we look today, almost on every
front, there is someone attractive trying to get you to buy something you may or may not need. Do we buy it because she’s pretty, or he’s handsome?

Do those sparkling eyes and that shiny hair convince us to open up our wallets? Perhaps they do, perhaps we’re buying a fantasy. We always like to be nice to beautiful-looking people, but do we have to give them our money?

We all admire the beautiful. And while it’s a good argument for us to always make sure that we smell good, and we are clean, and perhaps even try and be beautiful too, it begs the question: how much baby do we really need?

Do we buy an excessive amount of stuff because of the many beautiful people who are selling it to us through media, or through face-to-face sales?

In the future I think sustainability and not beauty will be the barometer of sales.

Repurposing of objects is good in itself, but it can be self-defeating, if you don’t need those objects in the first place.

Like it or not, there is an injustice in the distribution of stuff. Instead of buying and getting buried in a mountain of unloved clutter, in the future I think a more calculated approach to ownership will rule the day!

Musically yours, Amy Zents

Menu Please

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Sometime in the future I predict we will be able to call a Medical Center and ask for a medical procedure without having to go through a receptionist. Perhaps we could push a button to make an appointment. Perhaps such a thing already exists and I have no clue about it. I recently found out our Medical Center is offering Botox injections. I decided to call and make an appointment for a consultation. My reception was met with confusion. I had to repeat 3 times the nature of my call. It made me feel very shameful and embarrassed to have to explain over and over again what I wanted. I raised my voice, and lowered my tone: “Botox,” I said, again. Finally, they told me they needed to talk to the nurse and they would have to call me back. I felt an ache in the pit of my stomach. I would have preferred to deal with an impersonal menu button. It got me thinking about other people who need to call about medical appointments. Does the receptionist need to know all the details of your visit? A nurse finally called me back. She told me they will not be getting started with the Botox until March. They said the scheduler will call me back in order to put me on the list. Someone just called me and said they were only just informed about this new service and they are still awaiting approval on it. I will go in Monday at 830am for a consultation. I went to a hair salon to have my hair done and spoke to the hairstylist about it yesterday. She said I didn’t look as if I needed Botox. Bless her lovely heart.