If you can pinch an inch of fat anywhere on your body, ya got some work to do, says Doc Paskowitz
Wouldn't it be just the thing if you could solve all your earthly problems, and even a few metaphysical woes, with one book? And, even better, if it wasn't surrounded by some kinda religious dogma? Of course!
Well, yeah, it exists.
Surfing and Health was written by the now 92-year-old Doc Paskowitz back in 1997. Doc, who still surfs, and who is still active in the game of physical love, advocates a basic diet, free from the crap we sling into our vessels, and simple breezy exercise. Like surfing.
The real enemy is not fat but US. We are the misusers; we are the greedy ones. If we have no better sense than to purposefully destroy ourselves, it is no wonder that nature punishes us with vile diseases and calls in our maker long before their time…nature remembers every extra bite of cherry pie, T-bone steak, fried chicken, pizza.
Through a series of anecdotes and personal epiphanies mostly surfing-based, Doc will blow your mind with the most common-sense approach to eating and living and exercising you'll ever read.
Like, eat a burger and you'd have to "walk for about three-and-a-half hours for ten miles". Skip the burger, kids.
Surfing and Health is part story, part physiology lesson, part body-mechanics, self-help and radical motivator.
The bottom line is this: we all wanna surf, yeah? We don't want to become a caricature of old age like so many -- fat on our belts, skin hideously loose and mottled, yellow wax caked in our ears, every bone too sore, every muscle too weak for us to enjoy surfing into our dotage.
You must buy. I promise it's the quickest and best fix to modern ails.
Coolest thing is, ol Doc even writes a personal message inside each book he sends out from his online store.
"I truly hope that you like it and that it motivates you. Indeed, Derek, it may inspire you to Want To Be Healthy so you might live long and prosper. Aloha, Doc.
PS: Derek, do you know how much joy it gives me to send this book to you all the way to Australia?"
Thirty bucks is all ya gotta spend.