Liberated Thinking for Better Health – Part 2 of 3

Continued from Liberated Thinking Part 1

What would be a good example of a generalized, sound-bite, broad concept?

A good example comes to mind when I think of food shoppers as they go to the supermarket for their shopping. Take for instance, when people look for low-fat items because fats have been vilified. They’re seen as the enemy and without thinking, people will just grab items out of pantries, out of food shelves that are labeled low fat and they just go blindly attracted to the label. They don’t even bother to check the ingredients.

Is low-fat good for you? I don’t think so. Most people fail to realize that most low-fat items are loaded with sugar and preservatives none of which is good for our bodies, but never mind it’s low fat. There’s no need to understand our food. If we took the time to understand our food, we would realize that it doesn’t make sense to substitute natural plant or animal fats for something that is chemically made, manmade, that does not exist in nature. It cannot possibly be healthy for you, If we put it into simpler terms.

Take also the issue of exercise and fitness. Nobody wants to understand exercise as an experience. They want to see it in this non-existing linear expression whose only function is to burn calories to help with weight loss. Never mind that the body doesn’t work in that fashion and those interpretations of calories in and calories out are nothing but misconceptions of thermodynamics.

Why would anyone take the time to learn a new exercise, something that challenges, something that teaches a new skill when it is easier to not think and just plant yourself on a piece of equipment and work out mindlessly moving for the sake of moving and it is alarming to see how the facts are in front of us, but because they demand certain amount of thinking most people rather say no to them.

If people took the time to understand that exercise is a learning experience for our minds and our bodies, they would clearly understand that seeking distraction while they’re exercising it is not a productive approach. In fact it is an excellent way of making your body stupid, but no thinking about it. It’s just too hard, takes too much time and it is easier to be a mindless zombie and fool ourselves that we are doing something when in reality we’re doing very little for ourselves.

Well this does not really mean you have completely wasting your time, we’ll cover this topic in the future podcast. What I want to make clear and just jumping a little bit ahead of myself is that it’s a big difference between being fit and being active and if you want to be fit seeking distraction while you exercise is not going to cut it and I will just say that much for now. I will be more thorough in the future podcast.

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About The Author


Coach Izzy has been part of the Strength and Conditioning field for over 25 years. He speaks of the advantages of self-sufficiency and the drawbacks of relying on the liner approaches the health world seems fond of.