If I told you I had a less expensive and non-invasive way to help combat arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory illnesses, and mortality compared to the cost and side effects of prescription drugs. Would you want to listen?

I think most people would definitely want to hear what I am about to say. The problem is, that most people already know what the solution is to the health problems that plague our society. Exercise!! We are all about exercise at Muscle Activation Fitness. The muscles in your body do so much for your health and well being. Don’t ever forget that!

In case you didn’t already know, muscle activation technique, along with exercise has been shown to be as successful in treating many of the health problems in America as prescription drugs. A study that I recently read stated, “the evidence suggests that exercise and many drug interventions are often potentially similar in terms of their mortality benefits in the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, rehabilitation after stroke, treatment of heart failure, and prevention of diabetes.”

The study is not suggesting that we replace and get rid of all drugs and just exercise. What the article is suggesting is that exercise should be a much more viable treatment method in everyone’s life. It is prevention! I believe that if we took our health more seriously and did some form of activity daily, that we as a society would probably not have the epidemic of health problems in America.

So, now that we have heard it again, why is it so hard for us to change? Don’t believe the lie that it is too late! Don’t let yourself be deceived into thinking it is going to be too hard. How hard will life be when you have arthritis, cancer, or another health problem? It is all about tackling your goals with one small habit at a time. Could you go walk 5 minutes today? What is one thing in your life that you possess 90% confidence that you could accomplish. What is so easy that you would say, “Yes, of course I could do that.” Start with that right there and move forward one week at a time.

Find something that you have passion about, something that motivates you, and fix your mind to that! You don’t have to go to a gym. Find an activity you do enjoy. If you enjoy books, then get on a bike or treadmill and read it. If you enjoy baking, walk to the grocery store and get your groceries (and then bring us some). Find your passion and get creative to implement exercise to that activity. Do it daily! While you’re here, schedule an appointment for muscle activation technique today!

The full abstract of the study can be found here:

http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f5577