Sometimes the best blog, is someone else’s blog…
The website http://breakingmuscle.com has a few trainers/coaches who post thought provoking and well written blogs. Here are two written by Shane Trotter:
The Saboteurs of Health in America
Addiction is business, and business is booming at the cost of your health, and the health of your children. Trotter lists the following industries on his list of saboteurs: convenience food, technology, and pharmaceutical. I would add to the list… the health & fitness industries, specifically trainers and coaches so addicted in their own lives (to the above and to themselves) that they prescribe fitness and training plans which are as addictive and unhealthy as they are. Absolutely, these trainers and coaches have cosmetic health to fool you into believing they are healthy, but if they are so healthy then why are they so addicted to hi intensity training (HiiT), and why are they trying to turn you into an addict of their “no pain, no gain” training pattern? Its to turn you into an addict of their workouts which are designed to cause enough pain that your body releases endorphins – your home grown version of morphine – so that you feel the high, so you start to enjoy that high, want the high… eventually need the high. To what end? Your health is irrelevant, all they want is your money! They want you addicted so you seek them out as a supplier of workouts that are hard enough, painful enough, that you can get your dose of natural painkillers.. and your high.
Which sets the reader up perfectly for another of Trotter’s blogs:
The Most Physically and Mentally Unhealthy Generation in History
Oh, they’re harmless… fast food chains, social media, and come on… pharmaceuticals… all those pills have healed hundreds of thousands of people… haven’t they?
No, they are not harmless. The convenience of fast food is not without consequence, the supposed connection that social media creates between people creates more depression, isolation, and mental health problems then it creates, and the pills the pharmaceutical industry push do not cause health… health comes from within, not from without.