Why Exercise Is Medicine and How It Impacts Your Clients
Millions of people
all over the world are suffering from all sorts of health conditions.
Some are taking medications regularly while others have had to change
their lifestyles. Some are not so lucky; their time, like everyone else
is precious, but their clock is coming to an end sooner than later and
it’s due to crippling health related concerns.
It’s a gloomy
subject; sickness and illness have and will continue to plague us for
the rest of our time here on this great blue Earth. Science has made
some major strides in curing, coping, and preventing serious diseases,
but many of us have gotten so comfortable because of it. There are
people who genuinely believe that since they only live once so they live
as reckless as possible.
that’s happening, it’s not like we can’t take a pill or undergo surgery
to help fix ourselves. It’s hard to say no one thinks like this even
though it sounds like quite a stretch. My point is too many of us are
comfortable until we’re uncomfortable. We wait until a serious health
concern to actually start paying attention to our health. Some of us
just don’t care enough about our mind and bodies, and it’s easy to get
comfortable with all the technological advancements.
Turn on your TV or
scroll through your social media page, if you’ve subscribed to health,
medical, or fitness related channels you’re bound to see something that
you’d call a quick fix; Pills, medication, surgeries, or some apparatus
that’s supposed to fix us since we’re so broken. The option is supposed
to help bring us back to good health or make us feel better about
ourselves; many of the ads trying to convince us to invest by using our
looming insecurities about our bodies as the selling points.
It’s become a
business to try to cure people or relieve them of their worries about
their bodies and that’s become problematic for so many. With rising
health costs and procedures that cost a fortune, it stinks to get sick
these days. What’s both incredible and sad is the fact that many of the
conditions could be slowed, prevented, or managed through the
introduction of a better overarching health plan.
I’m not referring to a
mystical program or some kind of wonder drink or powder; I’m talking
about good diet and proper exercise alongside other healthy habits.
We’ve all heard that you are what you eat; what you put into your body
will affect you. However, we haven’t all caught on about the exercise
portion. Exercise has the capacity to literally save a life.
get to administer exercise to their clients. I use the term
“administer” here because exercise, like good diet, sleep, and other
cornerstones of good health, is a form of medicine that’s often
overlooked. How many people sacrifice at least a half hour to exercise
daily? How many times have you heard the excuses about lacking time and
motivation only to see someone else at the gym that is figuratively, and
to some extent literally, running to save their life?
The former hasn’t
gotten it yet, they’re comfortable because there’s no real discomfort
yet. The threat to their livelihood hasn’t caught up to them, but the
latter has either caught on or feels like they’re out of time. They need
to exercise and eat right if they want to be around to see their family
and friends. We can’t do this anymore; we can’t keep waiting and then
when it’s too late then decide to act.
Exercise has the
potential to control weight, improve mental health, strengthen bones and
muscles, and increase the chances of living longer. Exercise also
reduces the risk of some cancers, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome,
and cardiovascular diseases. It’s that important, but so many of us are
It’s a difficult road
to walk as a professional who knows and understands these as many
around us just don’t. We may work with clients who are acting before
it’s too late or the vice versa. Regardless, keep going. Exercise is
medicine and while many of us can definitely use more of it, we must be
careful not to abuse it. Stay strong in your fight for a healthier
community; you’re saving the world one person at a time.
Exercise is medicine
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