Your [Fitness] Bill of Rights

Rights are social principles of freedom; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people, according to some social convention (Adapted from the Rights Wiki).


You have a right to eat whatever you want.

You have a right to live a sedentary lifestyle.

You have a right to deprive yourself of sleep.

You have a right to be stressed out all the time.

You have a right to feed an addiction.

You have a right to think negatively.

You have a right to be a pessimist.

You have a right to be lazy.

The fact of the matter is that you have a right to make the wrong decisions.

And the bottom line is that you have a right to choose health and happiness or the right to choose disease and depression. It’s your choice. And fortunately for you and me, the ONLY thing that’s stopping us from making the most of our rights is choice. And the good news is that it starts with just one choice – today.

Interestingly enough, the Wiki page also says that, “rights are not as much granted or endowed as they are fought for and claimed.” (emphasis mine)

So, get out there and claim your right to fitness, strength, health and happiness. It’s worth fighting for.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. – Thomas Jefferson

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. ― Robert Frost

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