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WellPath Inspiration: Bruce Lee

WellPath Inspiration: Bruce Lee

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

Who He Is

Bruce Lee’s accomplishments are vast; he is the most renowned martial artist of the past century, a movie star, a style icon, and a philosopher.  He was born into a respected family of privilege in Hong Kong, but he had his heart set on living in America.  Lee travelled to America with wild aspirations and only $100 in his pocket.  Over the course of his career, Lee broke many barriers.  He brought martial arts and eastern philosophy to pop culture and helped redefine how Asian Americans were viewed in Hollywood.  Lee died way too young at the age of thirty three but the memory of who he was and what he achieved continues to influence entertainers, athletes and professionals all over the world today.


Why He Inspires Us

When Lee found the traditional styles and teachings of Wing Chun no longer suited his needs, he went outside the box to develop Jeet Kune Do to better satisfy his needs. What Lee created was more than just a martial art, it had deep philosophical underpinnings that have served as life guides to many. His legacy reminds us that when there is not a path already out there to follow, we can always carve a new one to fulfill our needs. The way to attain our goals is not always clear, but by mixing things up and customizing them, we can find means to achieve our dreams.

HIS THOUGHTS ON NUTRITION

Lee was well ahead of his time when it came to understanding nutrition. In fact, many of the practices that are commonplace today can be traced back to his thinking. He famously said, “When you are a martial artist, you only eat what you require and do not get carried away with foods that do not benefit you as a martial artist.”  Lee consciously avoided empty calories, focused on a well balanced diet and ate frequently, small meals. In addition, he had several protein shakes a day which he would mix with other supplements and ingredients such as wheat germ, peanut butter, inositol and brewers yeast. When it came to optimizing energy, Lee was an advocate of drinks with honey as well as ginseng, and sometimes tea for antioxidants. 

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