How to Build a Better Body

Tips from Doug: 'Do what you enjoy’, ‘work with celebrities’, and ‘earn money’. Other insights: Discover how you benefit from the nature of God’s gift of fitness and nutrition. God created you in His image. This is ‘How to Build a Better Body’ from the ‘Healthier Success’ context.  

From a Rocky Start to a “Rocky” End by Doug Caporrino

The rocky start began before I entered the world. I had only just been realized. My mother was three months pregnant when she had to have a disk removed. The doctors encouraged her have an abortion, but she refused. Her refusal saved my life, but threatened hers. Fortunately, both of us were healthy. Born with three holes in my heart and rheumatoid arthritis in my joints, my entrance into the world was Rocky. This should have foretold my future, and it did. (After diagnosis with Familial Mediterranean fever, ...the doctor prescribed antibiotics, but they reacted with other medication I was on and sent me into convulsions... At 14 years old, I made a tough decision not to take the antibiotics.)

How to Build a Better Body: do what you enjoy

My fifteenth year was a growing point in my life I decided I began seeing a chiropractor, and he recommended I begin working out. At 6’2” and only 137 pounds, I needed to get healthy. I met my match -weight and nutrition.

By the time I was 18 years old, I won Mr. Teenage New Jersey in bodybuilding, and I never had a relapse. Just as my life had some light in it, I was involved in a car accident. The accident broke both of my kneecaps. It was back to the old drawing board, but I was dedicated to rebuilding myself. By 19, I won Mr New Jersey and was on a mission. Build a Better BodyMy mission began in a pre-medical program with a major in biochemistry. I soon realized that pre-med was not from me. I became a certified and licensed nutritionist.

How to Build a Better Body: work with celebrities

Orion movie studio recruited me to train celebrities, and I have been keeping up with fitness and nutrition ever since. I have worked with several celebrities including Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Murphy and John Travolta. 

How to Build a Better Body: fitness and nutritionI have learned to achieve success you must keep up with life, and to keep up with life, you must train your body with fitness and nutrition. My rocky start did have a happy “Rocky” ending


Doug's story reminds us that you benefit from the nature of God because He has equipped you from creation with an amazing body. The circumstances in your life doesn't change that. Consider this verse.
So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 

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