Take Control of Your Health
By: Robert Maalouf BS, CSCS, FMSC, CPT, CF-L1
In the last few decades we have been facing a global crisis; a health crisis. Cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and many other illnesses seem to be winning the war against humanity. Our knowledge in medicine has increased drastically yet we all seem to be getting unhealthier. Where have we gone wrong? We have been going for our medical checkups, and taking all the prescriptions the doctors recommend, but we still can’t seem to get healthier as a population. It is a hard reality to face, but the solution to our ever declining health is exercise and nutrition.
Many will argue that they are healthy and that they feel normal. I have had countless clients say this to me during our initial consultation. But they consider “normal” to include feeling bloated, gassy, constipated, or fatigued. We have become accustomed to being lethargic, overweight and simply not feeling or looking our best. It should not be this way! I can’t tell how many times I’ve heard people say, “I’m not that out of shape” or “I’m not too bad for my age”. Those phrases infuriate me. Since when have we become satisfied with mediocrity and since when do we not want to strive to better ourselves as individuals?
Start today to take steps towards regaining control of your health; your life will improve in so many different ways that you will never look back. Every obstacle that you face along the way will be nothing but a reminder of how far you have come. Herophilus, “the father of anatomy”, once said, “when health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot be exerted, wealth is useless and reason is powerless”. It all starts with you! Acknowledge that you want to look and feel better and do something about it. Every step counts, and every small change will take you one step closer to a better you.
In the end, our body is the only thing that stays with us our entire life; wouldn’t you agree it is worth the effort to become a better, healthier version of yourself? Continue the conversation in the comments or on Facebook. We post tips on exercise and nutrition on my instagram feed too @robmaalouf. Feel free to comment and ask questions!!!