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Health & Wealth (Art Gabot Madlaing): Rediscovering Crocker-Amazon Park in San Francisco

For more than seven years, I stopped visiting and walking alone inside the Crocker-Amazon Park located just four blocks away from our home in San Francisco, California.
 
This happened when my 100-year-old client (the late Mr. Alonzo) was harmed by teenagers while walking alone inside the Crocker-Amazon Park one early evening. For my protection and safety, my beloved wife Virginia Jimenez Madlaing requested me not to visit or walk alone inside the Crocker-Amazon Park.
Then one sunny morning last Monday, November 27, 2023, I persuaded my beloved wife to join me in walking and strolling inside the Crocker-Amazon Park located at the corner of Geneva Avenue and Moscow Street in San Francisco.
We started walking from our home about 11:00 am and enjoyed walking, strolling, hiking, sitting and stepping on numerous steps inside the park in various locations. Several neighbors and couples also enjoyed walking and hiking inside the Crocker-Amazon Park. In fact, one Caucasian couple even volunteered to take our picture (together with my beloved wife) with a  big trunk of  fallen Eucalyptus tree as the background.
As founder of FITNESS FOR HUMANITY (aka FITNESS FOR CHRIST) and author of the latest best-selling book “LONGEVITY TIPS” subtitled “Secrets You Can Discover and Do for Good Health and Longevity,” I practice and do what I’m teaching in our Fitness & Exercise Demo Classes and what I wrote in the “LONGEVITY TIPS,” now available at Amazon in Hardcover ($15.95 per copy plus shipping and handling), Paperback ($12.95 per copy plus shipping and handling) and E-book ($7.95 per copy).
That’s the main reason why my beloved wife and I walk, hike and stroll together regularly 2 to 3 times a week. For the past years, my beloved wife and I have been visiting, walking, hiking and strolling alternately inside the Harding Park & Golf Course in Lake Merced and the Stow Lake inside the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.
I am glad that I was able to persuade my wife to walk with me and revisit the Crocker-Amazon Park in San Francisco, California. After more than two hours of walking, hiking, strolling and sitting around the Crocker-Amazon Park we arrived home about 2:15 pm.
In revisiting the park, I actually rediscovered the newly-developed Crocker-Amazon Park which included the following: 1. New Hummingbird Farm, 2. New Skateboard Court, 3. New Soccer Field, 4. Tennis Court, 5. Basketball Court, 6. Horse-Shoe Court, 7. Children’s Playground plus two more ongoing projects.
My beloved wife and I greatly benefited physically, emotionally and mentally through our regular walking, hiking, exercising and strolling together. My beloved wife will celebrate her 78th Birthday on December 9, 2023 but many friends and brethren said that she looks very  much younger like in her 50s.
As columnist and founder of FITNESS FOR HUMANITY, I encourage you to visit and walk (together with your spouse or a friend) inside the newly-developed Crocker-Amazon Park in San Francisco so that you can also reap the benefits of regular walking and exercise. If you are interested, you can visit me at home after walking inside the Crocker-Amazon Park for a 20-minute FITNESS FOR HUMANITY Exercise Demo and autographed copy of my best-selling book “LONGEVITY TIPS.”
Before starting your regular walking and exercise, I encourage you to order and read first “LONGEVITY TIPS” subtitled “Secrets You Can Discover and Do for Good Health and Longevity.” Foreword was written by Dr. Yvonne P. Bulong, M.D. from Baguio City, Philippines. The back cover includes our colored group picture with boxing icon and former Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao.
The benefits of regular walking and exercise were discussed in detail in the updated “LONGEVITY TIPS” like increasing your life span, warding off diabetes, keeping your mind sharp, lowering blood pressure, maintaining good bone health, cutting the risk of stroke, improving your mood, torching calories, controlling obesity,  improving sleep and keeping your heart healthy.
As a book author, columnist, evangelist and founder of FITNESS FOR HUMANITY, I desire that every individual and family will have opportunity to order and read a copy of the timeless book “LONGEVITY TIPS.” This is the best and lasting gift you can give to your FRANC (Friends, Relatives, Acquaintances, Neighbors, Co-Workers).
In the spirit of Christmas, my beloved wife Virginia Jimenez Madlaing and I are offering autographed copies of “LONGEVITY TIPS” at a discounted price through our BOOKS MINISTRY. For your autographed copy of “LONGEVITY TIPS,” just send $10 (includes shipping and handling) in check or money order to: ART G. MADLAING, 730 Madrid Street, San Francisco, CA 94112. Tel. (650) 438-3531 or (415) 584-7095 or email: artmadlaing@hotmail.com
You can order extra copies as lasting gifts to your FRANC. Just send number of copies ordered and corresponding payment to the name and address above. For every order of “LONGEVITY TIPS,” you’ll also receive FREE autographed copy of the original  “HISTORICITY OF JESUS” subtitled “Facts and Evidences for Agnostics, Atheists and Believers.” This Special Offer is only good in the United States until December 31, 2023.
(ART GABOT MADLAING is accredited and commissioned Notary Public and licensed Real Estate Broker (DRE #00635976) in California since 1981. He is founder of MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES, FITNESS FOR HUMANITY (aka FITNESS FOR CHRIST) and ACAPINOY. Art is an active Evangelist with the GOLDEN GATE CHURCH OF CHRIST in San Francisco, California USA.)