Beaufort Health and Fitness: Exercise Prescription
“Hey everybody! I wanted to go over a topic today. It seems like whenever people are getting into fitness, they either fall on one side of the spectrum. It’s either they don’t like to work out at all. They like to sit on their couch or they like to hammer themselves into oblivion working out seven days a week. And people are always asking me, you know, what is the right amount for your body? How do you get the best results the fastest? And I just want you guys to give, take this simple image. Whenever we’re trying to solve a problem through fitness, which a lot of times can be obesity or maybe it’s chronic joint pain, or really any of the issues that you get involved in to working out for. You have to remember that it’s a lot like a prescription from a doctor.
So whenever you go to the doctor and you have some type of issue and they prescribe you some type of medication or other treatment, too little of that treatment is not going to do anything. Too much of it is going to cause an overdose, right? You can certainly die from taking too much prescription medication. The same thing goes with fitness. Now you’re not going to die typically if you work out too hard, but you’re not going to get the results. You’re going to overdose your body. You’re going to stress it out to the point where it’s not burning fat. It’s not doing the things you want it to. It’s not really reaching towards your goals, but at the same time, if you don’t, if you do too little, it’s not going to do anything either. So then the question is, well, what’s in it for me, or how long do I have to do this? What is it that I can do to hit my goals? How long do I have to go?
Really, it’s going to depend on each situation. And that is why the value of having a coach is so important.
So that’s kind of what I wanted to leave you guys with today is it’s really individualized. However, remember it’s like a prescription just because more, you’re doing more does it mean you’re going to get more results? When you do very little, it doesn’t mean you’re going to get any results either. So keep those thoughts in mind whenever you’re thinking about your fitness, your goals… that is all for today as always stay strong.”
-EarthFIT Coach Sam