It seems that so many people want to be healthier, and aren’t sure what actions are best to take.
In 2000, I became a personal fitness trainer in order to support individuals in becoming more active, fit and healthy. I am a member of the American Council on Exercise. This complements my Masters degree in the History of Medicine, (from Cambridge, England) and my interest in how we have considered the human body healthy or sick, in different eras – and how we treat disease.
My personal philosophy is that we must take full responsibility for our health. This includes altering our food choices. “Normal” food choices are not the best ones – and “normal” health now seems to include many ailments and pharmaceuticals. “Normal” includes being overweight, diabetic, addicted to caffeine, or nicotine or other substances, and “normal” definitely includes episodes of back pain.
We have many choices in everything we do. I believe the onus is on us to become knowledgeable, and to make good choices – about what we eat, what exercise we do, and even about our posture and back health.
In order to “own” our health, we must first become informed.
By writing entries in this blog, I aim to help you with this.