Very thankful to Matt Cook and colleagues at On Target Publications for publishing my and my friend Chad Estes’s essay on movement as health. We think you will find it to be a provocative read.
Twenty-first century life truly is life lived at the end of a fire hose. Lifelong good health, however, is not achieved that way. Nearly all the health benefits of movement are achieved by doing just enough, but not too much, and doing so for a very long period. This is a dance on the razor’s edge, balancing all of life’s competing demands for time, money and attention.Fitness professionals who really want to help clients live longer, better, happier lives must be able to help clients visualize and then achieve this balance.