By Jen Fullhart
Okay, time to be real.
We’re months into a global pandemic and everyone is being told to stay home, wear a mask, social distance from others, etc. This virus is real. No doubt. Heck, I had it.
As many states are heading into new lockdown orders, I’m hearing about many gyms facing closures once again yet fast food restaurants can remain open and their employees are deemed essential.
Let’s think about this. During this pandemic, we’ve heard time after time how the virus causes more severe symptoms and even death in those with underlying medical conditions, yet not once have we heard how to combat that.
Ever hear the saying, “you are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, or easy?” Do you realize that what we eat is literally who we are. It makes us. It’s the foundation of our overall health and wellness. It’s also, unfortunately, the one thing most people will not change, or perhaps they struggle with the change. Let’s wake up. Let’s fight chronic health conditions by changing the way we eat. Diabetic? Change what you eat, you’ll see your A1C levels come down over time. Obese? Change what you eat (and how much), you’ll see your body change.
Truth is, we can’t combat a pandemic without gyms. Fitness and wellness centers are critical to our overall health, too. So… why are we closing gyms, but keeping fast food restaurants open and promoting unhealthy lifestyles that are proven to lose the battle to this virus? We should be keeping fitness centers open, promoting quality foods and striving to live a healthy lifestyle.
Who’s with me?