Now that I’m out of the fitness teaching industry, I find myself craving for fitness even more. I’m working out every day to improve my health. In the past, I would work out every day so that I would have new tricks to teach my clients/students. I just absolutely love fitness!
Came across this video on CBC this morning and thought I should share it here. Nothing new; no break through scientific methods for losing weight or anything. But it does illustrate a straightforward point: exercise daily to maintain your health. People always complain about how expensive it is to get fit, how ridiculous it is for the government to have to spend so much tax payers’ dollars on health, and how difficult it is to stay healthy and look good. I say, quit your bitching and get out walking. The accountability is on us to maintain our health. Not the walk-in clinics. Not your family doctor. Not the hospital. And certainly not the government. The health care system offers a framework of accountability to help us to achieve our individual fitness goals. It is up to us to keep ourselves healthy and stay out of the hospitals so that less money will be pumped into acute care and less waiting time will be talked about in the papers. Frail patients with chronic conditions who need to rely on the health system is a different story. I’m sure our system is doing its best to help people out. But when I see a 20-year-old watching TV and playing video games all day at home and yakking about how it’s too much work to go to the gym, I just get pure, freaking angry.