An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Earlier today I was talking to one of my personal training clients about a TED talk I watched where the person suggested a complete overhaul of our healthcare system.

This person proposed that doctors should get paid a salary to keep people healthy rather than only treating them when they are sick. Now I’m not a doctor but if you think about it, that’s kind of what I do. I help get people healthy and keep them healthy.

The Dalai Lama speaks

People don’t hire personal trainers because they are sick. They hire them because they are sick and tired of looking or feeling a certain way. Many times they don’t even really know exactly what they want, they just know that their current state isn’t it.

In fact, the whole point of my goal assessment interview that comes after the one-week trial membership is quite simply to answer the question “What do you really want?”

You see, many times people come to me because something is off, and they reason that proper exercise will fix it, and they need my help to make sure they do it right.

In many instances, diet and exercise can… because the road to health by building strength and eating healthy nourishing foods that you enjoy can literally change lives. Mine sure did after all. That’s the reason I became a personal trainer was to change lives the way that getting strong, lean, healthy and confident changed mine.

One of my core philosophies is that life is for living, and the things you do should be to make it better, training and nutrition included. Life is better when you are strong, lean and healthy. You no longer are bound by the limits that come from poor health or obesity.

The chains that have held you back can be broken by some simple steps that progress you from where you are to where you would like to be. And breaking chains starts with choosing to go down a different path.

Many times it not only prolongs the quality of life but also the length of life in general. You see, things have a tendency to really go downhill when someone loses the ability to get in and out of a chair easily. When it isn’t easy, they tend to do it less. When they do it less, it becomes even more difficult, like a downward spiral that results in something like falling down and no longer having the ability to get back up.

Now, you may be years and years and years away from this that’s a good thing because the earlier you can get started the better and easier it will be. The things you do now can set you up for a stronger and healthier future. The key is to get started…because…

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Benjamin Franklyn

Eric Moss is a world-record-holding professional performing strongman, author, motivational speaker, and personal trainer. In the tradition of the strongmen during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is located on Main Street in Boonton New Jersey, is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, and Parsippany New Jersey.

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