For the first time in over 5 years I went to the gym. I was going to do a two week trial but they convinced me to sign up month to month. I got a "deal" because of the friend that recommend the place.
It's very easy to get burned on gym memberships. That's why it was a lot smarter for me to not make any kind of commitment. They know a very significant amount of people aren't going to stick with it. They try to get you to sign up for a year knowing full well you probably are only going to be there 4 months or less. This allows them to sign up more people and offer better "deals" without overcrowding. Capitalism!
For the last two years I've had a fairly physical part-time job. I easily burn 1000 calories in a four hour shift and walk 10 miles. I thought that this would be enough physical activity, but it's just not. My metabolism is too low because my muscle mass is too low, and once I got used to the job it stopped being difficult and there was no point in pushing myself harder. In addition, the kind of physical activity I get at my job can put unnecessary strain on my lower and upper back. It's not a very productive form of fitness.
When you go to the doctor, what do they tell you? Diet and exercise. Diet and exercise. Diet and exercise. I find this somewhat comical and ironic. Basically, from my point of view, doctors are freely admitting that they are somewhat useless and the human body is a marvel that takes care of itself quite well under ideal conditions.
How many individuals have beaten cancer by becoming healthier people and not even known it? No one knows. This is essentially an impossible thing to measure, and when it does happen doctors just say something idiotic like, "Oh, that's spontaneous remission... lucky you." The vast majority of the time people don't even know they have cancer until it has progressed quite aggressively. Who knows what happens when it's just forming how how much it responds to individual lifestyle choices.
Think about it, doctors always admit that diet and exercise are the ultimate foundation of a healthy lifestyle, yet at the same time they make the claim that all holistic medicine is quackery. How can all holistic medicine be quackery if you just made the claim that the things we chose to put in our bodies are the ultimate foundation of a healthy lifestyle? Why would they be so hypocritical?
When someone get's cancer, what is the solution? Sign your life away and become a debt slave so that doctors can pump poison into your body and hope that it kills the cancer and not you. How utterly horrifying.
When you think about it it's actually pretty amazing that we can survive in these conditions at all. There are toxins all around us. In the food; In the water; In the air. Do doctors ever tell us maybe we should make a serious attempt to remove as many of these toxins from our environment as possible? Nah, just give them enough money and they'll help you poison yourself further.
Just look at hospital food. If diet is so important for a persons health why is hospital food so notoriously shit? Shouldn't food provided at hospitals be of the absolute highest quality to capitalize on its obvious health benefits? Why is the medical industry saying one thing and then doing another? The hypocrisy is palpable.
In the last twenty years, how many scientific medical breakthroughs have been announced that were cheap and affordable to everyone... I'll wait. The answer should concern everyone on the planet. Inexpensive solutions are never researched because there is no financial incentive to do so. A lot of holistic medicine is indeed obviously snake-oil quackery, but the medical mafia refuses to do the research to find out what works and what doesn't because there is absolutely nothing in it for them.
This is why I would definitely invest in a cryptocurrency designed to combat this problem. This is yet another one of those business models that crypto can follow but traditional capitalism can not. By monetizing the research and development of medicine using a native currency, all of a sudden inexpensive remedies are worth the research. Bringing value to the network is its own reward, rather than having to worry about monetizing the research that was done after the fact.
I'm keeping it basic at this point. I spend a lot of time in my computer chair and have a chronic shoulder and back injury that takes a beating because of all this bad posture. I'll be doing a lot of rehabilitation on my rotator cuffs and hip flexors.
In the end, investing in one's health seems like a chore, but you definitely get more out of it than you put in. Even after one session at the gym I feel like I'm able to think more clearly and sleep more soundly. Hopefully I make the most of this membership fee and can use it to avoid unnecessary visits to the physician in the future through generic health improvement.