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Winter 2017
KENNETT WASHINGTON, FITNESS ExPERT
PRESIDENT OF HEALING STRENGTH PERSONAL TRAINING NGA PRO BODYBUILDER
NGA PROMOTER, SC
WWW.HEALINGCHARLOTTE.COM KENNETT@HEALINGCHARLOTTE.COM
Mental
Readiness
For Health
& Fitness
and as active as my great grandmother, Sara Jane Reed who we called Mother. Mother was at the mature age
of 98 years old when she passed away of natural causes. Something to remember about her is that she always remained active. In fact, I remember my late grandfather, Robert Reed, who we call “Daddy Boat.” I remember having to chain the lawnmower against the tree one year to prevent Mother from going out and trying to
cut the grass during the summer. She was a busy bee. She was as fit as most thirty years old and her will to live with mental readiness was, in my opinion, key.
Another young-at-heart family member that comes to my mind is my grandmother, Louise Peay Reed, who we call Maw-Maw. She is just as active as Mother. They were the dynamic duo when it came down to fishing. They could fish the best of them under the table. All they needed was their good old fashion peach snuff, fishing bait, one bucket, and an old-school bamboo fishing pool. Without her partner, Maw-Maw still goes
ffffffffThousands of Americans have fitness goals set yearly. Many go with the traditional new year resolution kick. But once it is over, have you stopped to check
your mental readiness? We are all programed to quickly check the scale of what society perceives to be a healthy weight. If you lose weight, then that’s considered great. If your goal is to gain muscle, and you do, that is consid- ered great as well. However, we fail to check what I call mental readiness. With so many unrealistic new year’s resolutions, we often forget what it really means to remain fit and healthy. Throughout the year, start train- ing your body to recognize that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. In fact, as you’ll see, the two go hand in hand. I will share with you some tips that I use to help my aging brain remain fit and just as active as my body.
Before I share these tips, I will share a quick story about longevity and how I have been blessed to witness it through my loved ones. I would love to live as long
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