There isn’t a pill that can give you overall better health.
Ouch. This statement is almost anti-American. We live in a quick fix society. It’s what we’ve come to expect.
Supplement manufacturers will promise big results and sell you everything from weight loss pills to energy powders. Drug manufacturers will tell you that prescription medication will fix whatever ails you. A quick Google search will show that drug spending is in the hundreds of billions of dollars each year in the United States. Here is the kicker… the majority of the drugs prescribed in the US are because of poor lifestyle choices. YOU have the power to change your future.
Gym memberships can seem pricey at first. The value of a gym membership isn’t in the gym equipment but rather in the coaching you receive at the gym. A good coach can be your single best resource for living a healthier life. They can provide everything from quality movement instruction, nutrition coaching, healthy mindset, and so much more. One of the most important benefits a good coach can provide is accountability to help you stay on track. They simplify the process and check-in regularly to make sure you are getting the most of your health coaching dollar.
There is no shortage of slick marketing ploys offering quick fixes. The bottom line is that regular exercise, good nutrition habits, and healthy lifestyle choices will improve your quality of life. It will help you with everything from fighting disease to improving your mental, physical, and emotional health. You owe it to yourself. Find a good coach. Invest the money and the time in you. You are too valuable to everyone around you to not make an investment in your health.
Here are some stats that will blow your mind:
1. This year, 2020, Americans are on track to spend over $4 Trillion dollars on healthcare.
2. Healthcare spending in the United States is expected to reach $6 Trillion dollars by 2027.
3. More than 34 million Americans have diabetes (about 1 in 10), and approximately 90-95% of them have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes most often develops in people over age 45, but more and more children, teens, and young adults are also developing it. Type 2 can be prevented!!! It is lifestyle driven.
Lifestyle diseases include atherosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke; obesity and type 2 diabetes; and diseases associated with smoking and alcohol and drug abuse. Regular physical activity helps prevent obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer, and premature mortality.
4. According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity and overweight together are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, close behind tobacco use. An estimated 300,000 deaths per year are due to the obesity epidemic.
5. The prevalence of obesity was 40.0% among young adults aged 20 to 39 years, 44.8% among middle-aged adults aged 40 to 59 years, and 42.8% among adults aged 60 and older.
It’s time to take charge of your health. Do it now. Do it for your loved ones. Do it for you.