Frank Forencich on why it might be wise to stop listening to health experts:
If health experts were the solution, we’d all be fit and happy. But we’re not.
In fact, we might even go so far to say that the proliferation of health information, advice and expertise is actually having a negative, disempowering effect on the very people it is supposed to be helping. Intimidated by the apparent complexity of health, fitness, nutrition and training, we balk. Afraid to take matters into our own hands, we give our innate intelligence over to others. Afraid to move our bodies, we hire personal trainers to hold the clipboard and count our reps. Afraid to make our own food choices, we hire nutritionists to tell us what to eat. At every decision point in the modern world, we come to a grinding halt, unwilling to take a chance with our own judgment. Awash in information, study becomes a substitute for authentic action.
Take whatever health knowledge you’ve got and put it into practice. … You’ve got enough information. Now is the time for action.
Something to consider as resolution season rolls around!