New Zealand has a problem. There is a pandemic of grumpy old men. They are also getting younger every generation and unfortunately many are leaving this earth way before they need to.
They once were the local sports stars, or the local bloke who loved to fish, tramp, hunt and play. They were legends, indestructible and bullet proof. They were happy ‘back in the day’.
However, as they have gotten older, they seem to be hit by a pandemic - the blues.
What use to be their sex appeal, is just something they wish they could use.
They get tired easily, everything seems just that much harder, they would rather sit and watch the world an engage between the couch and the larder.
Weight problems, modern day stress have caused them to give up way too early on life.
They seem set in their ways, to stubborn to change.
While their wives or partners enjoy themselves in a plethora of women’s health clubs, women’s only business networks and those special ‘me’ days. The man of the house gets given tasks to do and the pleasure of being alone with himself and a fridge for the day.
The reality is we men are getting unfit, lazy, overweight, stress and very, very grumpy.
We turn to beer and food and mates, generally what happens to our health?
Yes it deteriorates. Soon we cannot bother going to the club or the pub. The lounge is just so comfortable, anyway I do not eat that fancy grub. Yes I am grumpy.
Time for a change
Grumpy Old Men is a project to help turn our legends of yesterday into healthy, happy fathers, grandfathers and good neighbours and friends. The guy you go to who has all the energy in the world, is a little cheeky at times and always seems happy. He is well networked, very successful and has knowledge that is usually reserved for men not quite like him.
He is tough but has a softer side that helps him communicate with those strange people of the other gender. He is a leader, mentor and a brother to other men. Men with different mothers.
He is no angel, but he is fun to be around, and his big healthy heart is an inspiration to more than just his family.
He is loved for all the right reasons.
Grumpy Old Men – The Pilot Project
Starting from Sunday 30th of June 2019. The Grumpy Old Men project kicks off.
Men from around the Kapiti / Horowhenua region who want to change but in a way that makes sense to them will gather fortnightly to get and stay on track. They will meet from 10am to 11am at venues around the Kapiti Coast. They will come with different goals and will work with others who help keep each other on track. Everyone is different and a range of solutions will help tailor the best way to help each man get on track.
They will learn about how to make simple changes that will have an enormous impact of their life. They will start a journey that brings them lifelong happiness, health and companionship.
They will learn the skills to manage their lives, manage everyday stress and bring back that champion. But not because of what they have done, but because of what they are.
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A grumpy old man - will regain connection, health and happiness.
- Grumpy Old Men (Kapiti)