Friday, December 19, 2008

A Message to and From Zig Ziglar as He Copes With Old Age

The famous motivational speaker Zig Ziglar fell last year and hit his head. His son Tom said, "Dad fell down the stairs and experienced a serious concussion. Suddenly, life was very different.
Dad at 80 years no longer moved with the energy of a 65-year-old man. Almost overnight he aged 15-plus years and began the struggle to overcome and live with a brain injury." Falling is a serious hazard as you age.

Falls can lead to head injuries, internal injuries, and bone fractures, especially if your bones are weak. The key to avoid falls is to keep your balance stable and under control. There's no known drug that can help you with that. Supplements can help you keep your muscles and bones strong, which helps with balance. But nothing helps you keep your balance like exercise. And a new study says the best form of exercise for balance is Tai Chi. This was a large study on 702 people living in an active adult community. All of the participants were over the age of 60.

The researchers randomized all of them into two groups. The first group did a 16-week program of community-based tai chi classes of one hour per week. The second group (control) was on a waiting list for the class and didn't exercise. The researchers followed the participants for up to 24 weeks. At 16 weeks, they measured the group for balance using six balance tests. Participants scored significantly better in five of six balance tests compared with controls. Falls were less frequent in the tai chi group compared to controls as well.

Zig Ziglar found out the hard way that a fall can rob you of your life and vitality. Don't you find out the same way. Tai chi is a gentle movement-based marital art that can help save you from falling. Almost all of us, regardless of age, can benefit from such exercises.

These arts can significantly improve mind-body integration, coordination, concentration and focus. I strongly encourage you to enroll in tai chi, especially if you have any questions about your balance or coordination. You can find tai chi classes at many community centers. Or you can use the tai chi video courses sold at many health food stores, bookstores, and on the Internet. This is a risk-free therapy that can save your life! Yours for better health and medical freedom,

Robert Jay Rowen, MD Second Opinion

Zig Ziglar, you touched so many people, thank you for teaching me how to close a sale, you were the king, you knew all the closes and also taught us how to overcome objections , your teachings taught us no obstacle is too big and have stayed with us through life , you just din't give a man a fish, you taught the man how to fish ! an entire generation of professional sales people looked up to you . I still have the tapes from your seminars you are the King! God Bless.........

Zig Zigler says:

Every obnoxious act is a cry for help." ~ Zig Ziglar

Passion - and humor will permit all of us to do some marvelous things.

Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.

It's your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.

Opportunity lies in the man and not in the job.

Success is dependent upon the glands-- sweat glands.

Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.

You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people to get what they want!

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more you will have to express gratitude for.


sandra said...

great and very helpful blog,
Happy holidays

Ray said...

Thank You Sandra
It is the appreciation and comments like these that keep us going.