Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Slight rant...

The other day I received an email from a friend asking my thoughts on an article. Check out the article here.

Here was my response; a little overkill, probably.

Ha! What's interesting about research like that is when you look at the other side of things. A lot of people would use that article to justify toning workouts down because there is scientific proof that higher intensity training may lead to heart problems. but what about little to no exercise? That is scientifically proven to increase the risk of heart problems in a much greater degree.

To be honest, I have a harder and harder time with very isolated research like that, because I feel like it's nit-picking, and ultimately allows a society that has already over analyzed almost everything in the health and fitness industry to make more and more excuses for the choices they make. So few cultures obsess so frequently about any and all aspects of health compared to us; and, in doing so, we have become the most unhealthy of them all.

There you have it!

If that came across as a little harsh, i have reason. Lately I have been reading a good amount about returning to our hunter-gatherer roots and getting back in touch with what our bodies were truly meant to do. It strikes a nerve every time I see or hear someone talking about new trends in health and fitness and how things are going to change. The only problem, most of those conversations are being held over a large, over seasoned dinner and a few glasses of wine. Not helping out the cause very much...

Well, let me know what you think. I like this sort of thing, it raises great discussion.

I was actually, genuinely interested in the article because it made me feel this way. I really feel like there is so much money wasted on figuring this stuff out, then finding some sort of pill, or newfangled fitness gadget that can make us lose our weight while still being lazy, overprotected losers and some guys out there in lab jackets are "laughing all the way to the bank".

What ever happened to helping out? what ever hapened to supporting eachother in the search for a great, happy life? What's going on in a world where people make a living off of taking advantage of other people?

If I could have it my way, people would run around and play all day, eat great, natural food, drink pure, clean water, sleep for many hours, bond with other people and just be happy to be out, active and alive every day.

Sound crazy? Well I'm going to go do it!

Who wants to join me outside?

Never Stop, GET FIT.

Josh Courage


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