Better Than Pills

by jodybelly on September 17, 2015 - 7:45pm

According to this site http://childhoodobesityfoundation.ca/what-is-childhood-obesity/statistics/, in Canada, 59% of adults are considered overweight or obese, which is really enormous. But, how can we decrease this rate? The ultimate solution is working out. Nowadays, more and more people are getting aware of the correlation between working out and having a better overall health. Doctors are taking action.

 

In Quebec, doctors are giving out to their patients exercises prescriptions in order to shrink the obesity rate. The exercises are handed out in cubes and each cube represents 15 minutes of physical activity. Overall, it would add up to thirty minutes of physical activity for five days per week. As stated by Dr. Mark Roper, a family doctor in Quebec, "We actually take them off medications because they’ve come down 20 lbs. (and) they don’t need their blood pressure pills.”

 

In our current society, people who are not in a healthy good shape tend to take pills as solutions to their problems, which results in more harm than good with the multiple side effects of each pill they digest. This initiavite is really effective, there is no better source of motivation other than your own doctor. There is no better remedy than working out, getting the blood flowing and appreciating nature than can help physically speaking but also mentally (can help your concentration in school or work and your self-confidence). In addition, time should not be an issue at all. Would you rather “sacrifice” 30 minutes of your day to take a walk or to sit back and die earlier? Nothing in life comes for free, your good health, you have to work hard for it. I really hope to see encouraging results down the line.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/doctor-s-orders-exercise-prescriptions-hand...

Comments

Although what you said is totally true, I’d like to add something else. Actually, working out is only one part of the “ultimate” solution because eating healthy is also included. In fact, if you want to eat less, according to this article ( http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/portion-sizes-make-it-too-easy-to-overeat-... ), you should get smaller portions of food whenever you eat. Diet is quite important since if you work out a lot but you eat junk food after, it won’t do anything.

Although what you said is totally true, I’d like to add something else. Actually, working out is only one part of the “ultimate” solution because eating healthy is also included. In fact, if you want to eat less, according to this article ( http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/portion-sizes-make-it-too-easy-to-overeat-... ), you should get smaller portions of food whenever you eat. Diet is quite important since if you work out a lot but you eat junk food after, it won’t do anything.

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