Nothing Else Matters……
*courtesy of CrossFit Inc.
---if you don’t have your health in check.
“Those who think they have no time for exercise (fitness) will sooner or later have to find time for illness”. -Edward Stanley
Here’s a question that everyone needs to answer.
Is there anything more important than your health?
Go ahead, answer it. If you have come up with something, then ask yourself this; how well will that work out when you’re sick and unhealthy. Some will answer ‘yes, my children’. Well how good of a parent are you going to be when you’re sick and can’t take care of them or you eventually become so ill that they have to take care of you and now you’ve become a burden. Almost worse than that, when you don’t take care of your own health you teach your kids not to take care for theirs.
The overwhelming health concern on the planet is Chronic Disease.
Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 60% of all deaths worldwide. Out of the 35 million people who died from chronic disease in 2005, half were under 70 and half were women. –World Health Organization
It’s even worse in the US…
According to the CDC
- As of 2012, about half of all adults—117 million people—had one or more chronic health conditions. One of four adults had two or more chronic health conditions.1
- Seven of the top 10 causes of death in 2010 in the US were chronic diseases. That’s 70%!!!
Of the 2.6 million people who died in the United States in 2014, about 1.8 million died from a chronic disease.
- The top causes of death in the US are heart disease, obesity, cancer and diabetes
- Diabetes and Prediabetes effects 115 million adults in the US. (That’s 1 of every 2!!)
Now the word ‘disease’ does not mean that you were just unlucky and got it by chance. For the most part, Chronic diseases are lifestyle diseases brought on by the choices we make every day.
A chronic disease is as disease lasting 3 months or more, such as Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, Asthma, Arthritis Obesity and Autoimmune diseases, by the definition of the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Chronic diseases cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor do they just disappear.
Yes, you read that right. Chronic diseases can’t be cured by medication. Your doctor can do nothing to cure you, they can only mask the symptoms. The medical profession has no answer.
Taking care of your health and fitness by getting your exercise and eating right, is the best way to insure you’re not part of the 70% of mortality cases, chronic disease.
We hold what is a uniquely elegant solution to the greatest problem facing mankind today. It is not global warming and climate change nor terrorism. It is Chronic Disease.
Your health is the most important thing you will ever have. Lets start making it the priority that it is. Put it first. Your life depends on it.
Everything we do universally depends on our health. Without it, nothing else matters….