It’s no wonder that obesity trends are on the rise, preventable diseases running rampant, and children are succumbing to diseases and injuries at increasing rates that were previously seen only in adults. Painful conditions like low back pain have reached epidemic proportions as well. We are being deceived all the time about what is healthy, how to relieve pain and how to get fit. The medical community, fitness community, government policies, “fitness gurus” – they are all at least partially to blame. But this wouldn’t be so if there was an underlying belief that we are all personally responsible to seek the truth. Instead we are drawn to talk shows, infomercials, fads, and reality shows to get answers, and rarely question the same old advice that fails to get results.
Prevention is Everywhere, Results…Not So Much!
All these devastating conditions are on the rise in spite of advances in pharmaceutical, surgical, and imaging sciences, as well as a flourishing multi-billion dollar fitness industry. How can this be?
The Cure for Misinformation
Whether you are an exercise newbie or a fitness freak, you likely are weighed down by a healthy dose of misinformation. In fact, the more time you’ve spent in a gym or a clinic, the more you are being weighed down by misnformation about fat loss, injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. The reason why this country are going in the wrong direction towards improving health is because of misinformation. We are being fed irrelevant and inaccurate information.
Knowledge is the key
Researchers wanted to know the most important factor for determining long term compliance to an exercise program. They discovered that the most important factor was…
The more the subjects knew about how and why to do their exercise program, the more likely they would comply.
I would imagine the same would relate to nutrition.
Expose the Fallacies, Get the Facts
If you want to take an active role in seeking the true solution to improving your health and fitness and you believe that people should seek out the truth from credible sources, not just listen to the loudest, glitziest, and simplest fad of the week, then I can help. And if you think you know someone who has had the wool pulled over their eyes – please send this to them. (these people are easy to spot – they go to the gym, always have aches and pains, or have dozens of tapes and fitness gadgets in their home). In effort to tell people the truth about getting healthy and fit based on research, experience, and common sense, I am hosting a seminar at the Spectrum Fitness Consulting Studio, titled, “Fitness Facts and Fallacies” on Thursday, July 21rst, from 6-7:30pm. Admission is $25 if you register after July 14th. If you register before July 14th, registration is only $15. Here are some of the issues we address – see if you can distinguish fact from fallacy:
- Eating late causes more fat gain
- Cardio is the best way to burn fat
- Eating eggs increases cholesterol
- Resistance training machines are safer than free weights
- 60 minutes of exercise/day most days of the week is best for health and fat loss
- Fat intake is associated with stroke and heart disease
- Strong abs prevent back injuries
- Eating small, frequent meals is best for fat loss
- Food is not addictive
- Most fitness trainers teach safe exercise
- More fat is burned at moderate intensities, known as the fat burn zone
- Rapid fat loss is less effective in the long run
Attend for Free!
If you bring another friend or family member with you, you can both attend for free! Be sure to call Kristine at 978-927-2065 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today, as seating will be limited.