Chapluk Performance: The Modern Black Plague

I’m not ordinarily one for doom and gloom, but…

Okay. The title is an exaggeration to a degree, alas there is still a gross negligence towards how we treat completely preventable diseases in the United States and many other parts of the world.

Chronic diseases (those that are caused by largely preventable factors such as exercise, diet, not smoking, and regular checkups), such as asthma, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, account for 70% of all deaths in the United States every year. 70%!!!

What’s equally shocking about this is that 75% of the money spent on health care goes solely towards treating these diseases that, in many cases, are entirely preventable. Essentially, much of your hard earned money that you pay towards taxes is going directly to help people who got themselves sick.

Now yes, that does indeed sound harsh, but it is the truth in many cases. There are of course people who lead entirely healthy lives who still end up with these chronic diseases, but that is the outlier in this data set. The fact of the matter here is that the vast majority of those treated in our hospitals are suffering from conditions caused almost entirely by their years of neglecting their health and making poor life choices.

With all that in mind, let us call out obesity and sedentary lifestyles for what they really are. Epidemics that need to be wiped out. That in itself is one of our many missions here at Third Eye Performance; push the envelope on bringing awareness to health issues and providing solutions for them.

Get up, get active, and kick some ass!

-Ethan

 

 

Reference:

Clark, M. (2018). NASM essentials of personal fitness training. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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