Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hippocrates = Ground-breaking Fitness Guru?

"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health."

- Hippocrates, 400 B.C.

Dude knows what's up.  He solved the nation's obesity problem before we even had one (before we were even a country really).  A balance between proper nutrition and regular exercise is the safest way to health, you say?  Shut the front door... 

It's so funny how we scoff at this idea in the modern age.  Like we're going to use our technological advancements, "cutting edge" diets, and just-10-minutes-a-day-with-this-machine to uncover new secrets.  There isn't a secret to uncover because it's already been found.

Stick with the basics.  Eat well with whole foods and move your body regularly.  And good health is yours for the taking.

Think about this the next time you're tempted by the next exercise or diet craze claiming to be "the answer".  The real answer was already discovered centuries ago.

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