Salvere Blog: “I Never Really Thought About It”

by Salvere Health and Fitness
Ever find yourself saying this or hearing it from someone else with something that seems kinda important?  (like why we say eleven and not one-teen!, just kidding!)  It’s something that i’ve heard a few times over the last few weeks about things that really make an impact on us as individuals and as a society.  Really, with regard to things that seem great on the surface then when you really dig deeper, maybe not so much.  Here are a few examples:
The Anti – Obesity Campaign:  Sounds great, right?  We “should” all be skinnier.  Listen closely to commercials — Pills to kill your hunger craving.  Do we really want to “kill our hunger”??  Diet pills approved by the FDA that will help you lose weight but cause oily discharge so you better carry around extra clothing.  Does this seem good?  How many of you know someone who is “skinny” yet takes medication for high blood pressure and cholesterol?  How does what you look like on the outside impact how you feel about yourself on the inside?
Who’s clear on the “right” foods to eat or way to exercise?  Who punishes themselves for eating “bad” foods or not exercising hard enough?  Who feels bad about themselves for external appearance more often then they feel good about themselves for another accomplishment?  What about anxiety depression and eating disorders?? Eating disorders are on the rise and our health is on the decline — Is the Anti-Obesity Campaign really that great??  What if we changed it to the Pro-Health Campaign??
The Media says _____ :  Okay, with regard to images, we’ve all read and heard enough about the airbrushing so we won’t do anything there. What about other things though. For instance, Shape Magazine sponsors and event called the DivaDash.  Show of hands, how many of you women would consider being called a Diva a compliment?? And even some of the other images of beauty vs sex and how we talk to and about other women. Using the words hate, idiot and stupid to refer to other people who might think and feel differently about a situation. Ever read something where someone you knew well used one of those words about something you were passionate about? This does not mean change the thinking, but maybe changing the presentation??
Sometimes taking a few extra minutes to ask more questions or look at things differently can greatly impact the outcome!!
by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. If you’d like to contact Lisa, email her at Lisa@SalvereHealthAndFitness.com or call her at (410) 707-0055.
We welcome your thoughts and ideas!  Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.
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