This is not a blog about Christmas. This is not a piece on how to and what to do. This is a shameless plug to get you to try our Christmas PT Specials. This is also a guilt trip, aimed to make you assess what you think your health is worth, and essentially what your life is worth to you.
It is the last month of the year. For most, it is an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with friends and family, to look back on the year just passed, and to look forward to a new one with firmer resolutions and promises of change.
This is the time of the year, more than in any other time, when we adopt a more carefree attitude towards our diet, eating more and being less concerned with how many calories we consume. To go with the festive season, we also drink much more. And we do all these because we say we need to celebrate all that we are thankful for.
This is also the time when we become more introspective, reflecting on what the past year has brought us, and thinking of how to make things good, if not better, for the coming year. Many of us think our health is a luxury we cannot afford and so we would rather spend our time on work that always seems we need to do, or on drinking, eating and being merry. What most of us fail to realise is that in neglecting to take care of our health, we actually shorten those moments of drinking, eating and being merry in the long run. Think of it as climate change. Indulgent food are our carbon emissions that we need to find a way to offset so that we don't end up ruining the rest of the planet. Actually, maybe that logic may work the other way around, but that conversation would be best tackled in another blog.
For those of us who already think this way, our workouts are ways to prolong life so that we could enjoy those precious moments. Those moments would be empty though if we fail to bring the special people in our life to our way of thinking. If you have friends and family you care about, shouldn't you be trying to get them into thinking the same way about their own health? Shouldn't you be trying your hardest to get them to start moving, to start taking their fitness seriously so that, together, you can enjoy more moments of fun with the people you love? The time to start this conversation is now.
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Think about it.
All of us want to have a long happy and healthy life, and we want to spend it with the people we love. Shouldn't they be taking the same steps to stay healthy and fit the same way you are? Whether its PTs, or classes or just plain getting up and walking, we should definitely start the conversation now.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.