Archives for: January 2009, 18
I just finished reading Dr. D's and Suzanne's most recent blogs. Just a couple of quick comments:
1) I talk to my clients about dietary habits all of the time. Basically, whether you believe in Dr. D's theories or not, his beneficial grocery shopping lists and suggested meal plans are healthier than 99% of what the general population is doing now. My own mother, would like absolute proof that any one particular diet is 'the' answer. My response? If the quality of your life improves due to better nutrition, aren't you better off? Isn't some improvement better than none?
The real question is rooted in psychology. Why is it difficult for people to change? Evolve? Grow? I suspect that until a little psychological coaching is provided along with the education,,, there will always be loud skepticism.
2)Suzanne, how wonderful your physical therapist soon to be helped you with your knee! Interestingly enough, I have been promoting "Injury Prevention" Fitness Assessments among the Rockford Road Runners. If you understand how the kinetic chain is supposed to function, (spine, nerves, muscle) and supposed to feel, then you can prevent future problems. You can also be much more efficient with the type of exercises you choose. I have seen so many people waste money on exercise videos and exercise classes, only to learn that their strength imbalances still exist. Why do I care about strength imbalances? Because it affects everything- that future fall on the ice, that strain in your lower back after you shovel snow, etc. etc. I have heard of professional ice hockey players (extremely strong, great sense of balance, etc) who consistently suffer groin injuries because they forgot to train their lower abs. Our bodies are layered with complicated systems which WORK TOGETHER.
3)Nutrition. I still have so much to learn. I appreciate the fact that Dr. D has done much of the research for me