It is great to be back in the USA. I just returned from a trip to England and Sweden to visit friends and attend a wedding. I had a wonderful time experiencing the cultural differences and one of the things I noticed in Sweden was the lack of overweight people. Now, I am not saying that I did not see any overweight people but the numbers in comparison to what I see here in the USA is minimal.
So I asked my friends in Sweden what do they believe causes this difference? Some of the answers we came up were that the automobile is not used as much, thus you just see more people walking and enjoying the fresh air plus the excellent public transportation systems that facilitates more walking from place to place. Not to mention that gasoline prices are over $6.00 per gallon.
I also noticed portion sizes in the restaurants were much smaller. The food prices overall or at least a third higher, I don’t know if this is the reason but portion sizes are definitely not as large. It also seemed like stress levels were lower and people were moving about their business with less hustle and bustle. The system in Sweden is socialized which I believe probably puts less stress on people.
So why this long dissertation about my trip to Sweden and what’s the connection to Michael Framberger and his book on Get Happy-Get Healthy-Be Wealthy? Michael’s information in this podcast deals directly with the problems associated with stress, diet, exercise and our attitude about life. In Michael’s book, Get Happy-Get Healthy-Be Wealthy he discusses in detail and provides the reader with insight into how to lead a more balanced and fulfilling life. Appropriately, Michael quotes an old Swedish proverb “Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” We choose to be happy or not and much of our stress in life is a choice. Our health is directly affected by our positive or negative thoughts, so if we choose happy thoughts it is more likely that our physical health will be more vital.
I encourage you to listen to this wonderful podcast with Michael Framberger and should you wish to get more information about his seminars, book, instructional DVD’s please click here for a link to his web site. So sit back, relax and enjoy this wonderful interview with Michael Framberger.