The Worried Well

I don’t go to the doctor very much except to ask questions. Because I ask a lot of questions my doctor has put me in a class called the worried well. I took that to heart and I thought actually that’s not a bad class of people to hang out with. Intellectually curious, willing to read up on what’s new and good in the area of health and wellness, fitness and motivation. If you are truly worried about your health, take action. Determine what is important but don’t obsess. Enjoy life, join a yoga class.

I know that there are a lot of you that share my perspective. Maybe your parents have diabetes or heart disease. You’ve changed your ways of eating and have learned what it takes to stay fit. You just need some encouragement to keep doing the right things. Make balance a goal in life.

One of the most powerful tools we have is our beliefs. Mind state determines outcomes to a large extent. Classically, attitude determines altitude. Fact gathering and accurate data is important but beware of the difference between information and disinformation. I know it’s difficult with the internet to get the actual facts since facts are prone to couching and manipulation.

He laughed at case studies. A professor of statistics just laughed when he was told that there are hundreds of case studies regarding the efficacy of Omega-3 fish oil. Why? As a professor of statistics, he knows better than most how easy it is to make a case study conclude just about any predetermined outcome one wishes. The famous quote, “There are lies. Then there are damn lies. Then there are statistics.”

The one case study that you must pay attention to is the one you do yourself. The only way to “find out if it will work out” is simple – do it.

I am my own laboratory. Based on whatever information I can find and sounds reasonable to me, considering the sources, I am will make changes to my own regimen, diet, supplement intake and exercise routines. I do mix it up every so often and always am looking for a better result. For example, I am convinced that a twice daily dose of Omega-3 is wonderfully beneficial. I have my reasons. Does that mean taking Omega-3s three times a day is better than two times a day? That my friend is up to you. Cutting back on baked goods (or eliminating them altogether), getting the minimum 20 minutes a day exercise, eating a lot of vegetables, these all make a world of sense, but only in my opinion. Your opinion counts more than my opinion for you. You have to make the determination of what you are willing to do to achieve the outcomes you want. You can do it, yes you can. If you need someone to talk to about diet, supplements or exercise, just use the contact form or call Marci at 443-450-4413 to get on the call back list.

“Do or do not, there is no try.” -Yoda

Be well,

 

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