HEALTH and INSPIRATION by SEBASTIAN SIEGEL

At any point in life, HEALTH is always a paramount priority, and we can always use new sources of INSPIRATION to be healthy. So who better to ask than SEBASTIAN SIEGEL—the guy’s been on over 100 magazine covers from Men’s Fitness to Iron Man, and that’s just a hobby for him. He played on two episodes at the end of last season’s LOST and had a strong supporting role in Tyler Perry’s hit, THE FAMILY THAT PREYS.

YOU SPOKE AT THE RECENT ANNUAL HEALTH DAY. WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT HEALTH?

My friend Mike Torchia founded Health Day to inspire Americans into choosing active lifestyles. For me, it’s always inspiring to see athletes COMMITTED to their sport because health isn’t 20 minutes, 3 limes a week, it’s a LIFESTYLE. Some people say, ‘I don’t have the time.. It’s about making the time to give yourself an incredible GIFT, and inspiring others to workout also. Feeling healthy magnifies all the wonderful things in our lives, and feeling sick suffocates those things. You can CHOOSE to live healthy. A friend of mine has me.’ disabilities, and I’ve seen her ride a bicycle over 100 miles. Th., a constant reference point and INSPIRATION to me for what’s possible.

JOE WEIDER WAS HONORED WITH A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD—HOW WAS THAT?

Joe hos inspired millions of people to get in shape through the education of SELF EMPOWERMENT. POSITIVITY. and exercising and eating healthy. For many kids around the world, the magazines he created have been The sole source of their inspiration to CHOOSE a healthy lifestyle. This ChOiCe is simple, yet the rewards of self-esteem, well-being and confidence that come with it can echo thrOugh an individual’s being throughout their life.

YOU SPOKEN ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNOR AT THE ADA. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT AMERICA’S BATTLE WITH DIABETES?

The CDC cited the increased rate of diabetes in the US as pandemic. Today, 1 in 3 Americans boor after the year 2000 Is LIKELY to be diagnosed with DIABETES. The battle is tough. yet

the solutions are eliminate fast food and simple sugars, and inspire kids to exercise every doy.

I SAW ONLINE THAT ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER IS ONE OF YOUR MENTORS OR SUCCESS MODELS -CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT?

I sow the movie CONAN when I was 9 and it fueled me to workout every morning. Amid Schwo.negger Icier became for me the success model that embodied DRIVE, WORK ETHIC, and DISCIPLINE. I could tell he was making the PROCESS FUN.

DO YOU THINK BEING PURPOSE DRIVEN IS IMPORTANT?

I think irs important to ask, ‘What are you doing with your life’ Having no sure sense of direction equals untulfillment. Happiness can be found in moments, but fulfillment only comes from challenging yourself to rise to your potential, to test and develop skills and strengths – ones that you intuit within, but that never actually exist without their being brought out. Most people feel the simple human optimism that tomorrow may bring about the change They long for – but it won’t. People who buy that spend their time looking to distract themselves with simple pleasures, finding comfort through
LIVING is to challenge your potential unique skills, things that make you nervous because you .1 that you can achieve them, but you know you cannot succeed unless you focus and sacrifice, and harness that will deep within -.grow.

It helps to ask, what wonderful thing accomplish today? How will I find the opportunity that scares me? An opportunity that has me harness some elements within that bring out the ultimote me, the one that’s begging to be unsettled, that greets the mooring before the sun with a ferocious will to rise Up, to inspire. to create laughter and fears from the awakening of the magical self – knowing that I have given in to the excitingly sooty, omega point pull to evolve. I.E., think big, take action, BELIEVE.

 

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