A healthy example. Jim Morris, a 78 year old vegan bodybuilder.

Someone once said that it doesn’t matter if you are one of those people that eat right and exercise or if you are one of those people that smoke, drink and just eat whatever they feel like. Because you are going to die anyway. I thought that person was right. I thought that then. But in time I realised that if you eat right and exercise and just try to take care of yourself, you will die, but you will have lived at least a nice life. A life without disease, frustration and pain.

Sure, eat what you like, smoke, drink, eat fast food and a million chocolate chip cookies. You are going to die anyway, so why not enjoy it? Except you are not really going to enjoy your life if you get a disease ( from all the enjoyment) in your twenties, thirties, forties and so on. Let’s say it’s not a deadly disease and something you can live with. Will you be able to go to a party if you have to take medicine or injections every few hours? How about if your disease won’t let you move? Can you enjoy dancing or going to a cinema or a restaurant? Will you be happy to spend the rest of your life in pain?

Lucky for us, we have real people that can show us the effects of a healthy life. And Jim Morris is one of them. At the age of 78 he does not only look way younger than he is, but he is also in a really good physical shape and in great health. Being a bodybuilder surely helped but changing his diet helped him even more. Jim became a vegetarian at the age of 50 and a vegan at 65. Therefore it’s never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPTniEYdetY#t=17

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