Motivational Speaker Bob Moore Gets Rotarians Moving
Motivational Speaker, Bob Moore spoke at last Thursday’s Canton Rotary Club noon meeting at the Van Zandt Country Club. Moore was instrumental in bringing about the Texas Legislature’s formal declaration that made Van Zandt County the Walking Capitol of Texas, and he can often be found at civic groups, schools, clubs, businesses, and organizations around Texas giving pep talks on how to get healthy and stay that way.
At age 86, he claims to be 35 for the 51sttime and tells his audiences that doctors congratulate him on being healthier now, than he was in his thirties. “If you’ll just take care of yourself,” Moore said, “the life expectancy is 100 years.”
How does he do it? For starters, “I walk every day,” Moore said, as he further declared no need for complicated diets and exercise. He shared his basic “To Do Today” guidelines list as an example for others to follow:
- The first hour – Pray, read, think, dream
- Live today as the last
- Plan tomorrow as forever
- WAFOWASL – acronym for Water, Food, Walk, Sleep
- Ask questions
- Remember names, faces, places
- Find two – to do what I do
- Do good
- Create Value
- Keep the main thing, the main thing
Moore wears his primary prescription for healthy living printed on t-shirts and ball caps: WAFOWASL, as a reminder and conversation starter to encourage others in the basics. With Diabetes Type 2 on the rise, Moore exhorted listeners to work toward prevention by attacking obesity. The two best ways to do it? “Drink more water and less sugar drinks,” he preached. Then, he had Rotarians stand up and run in place for 30 seconds. By doing this a few times per day, Moore said that one can begin to change habits and lower their chances of developing disease. Moore himself, walks two miles every day, and encourages others to “get in motion,” and not become sedentary, despite working at a desk or other stationary occupations.
Canton Rotary Club exists to pool efforts among its members to perform philanthropic benevolence to help meet community needs and award student scholarships. Putting others before self is part of the Rotary way. Interested parties may join Rotarians for lunch at the Van Zandt Country Club at noon Thursdays.