This week there was an article written about our clinic in The Chronicle Herald. It is nice to have our business recognized for the value we aim to create. That value lies entirely in our ability to positively impact the lives of our clients. The “gold” we really want is for people to be able to enjoy their golden years. As we’ve said before, it’s best to start early, but it’s never too late to start. Proper exercise makes life better now and in the future. It is an investment in your quality of life.
I truly believe that understanding the distinction between exercise and activity is a crucial public health issue. I also believe, however, that public health begins with individual health and only individuals can make decisions and own responsibility for their choices. Activity is great, but it does not and cannot safely and sustainably deliver the benefits from structured, progressive exercise. Articles like this one indicate the need for personalized exercise prescription. Building a healthier body also means minimizing those things that undermine your efforts. It is possible to have too much of a good thing.
Over the next couple of weeks, I am going to write about the specific elements of what makes exercise good medicine. Bodies – and minds – adapt. Exercise should produce more of the changes you want and fewer of the challenges you’d prefer to avoid. The right balance is golden.