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Monday, March 23, 2015

MOTIVIATION MONDAY: Prevention of Disease

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." 
- Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Edison had an idealistic view of our present.  It's too bad our society went the opposite direction.  Too often I see people turn to medicine to "fix" their problems.  High blood pressure?  People pop a pill.  High cholesterol?  People pop a pill.  Need to lose weight?  People pop a pill.

I am very fortunate to work in an environment at CrossFit Syracuse where the majority of people I interact with on a daily basis do not share this attitude.  The people in our community strive to prevent disease by living a healthy, active lifestyle.

If you are a person who relies on medication, please look into alternative methods.  I am not saying we can cure all ills with diet and exercise.  Sometimes medication is a necessity.  There are many circumstances where you can get rid of the pills by changing your lifestyle.  As a society, we need to stop trying to cure disease.  We need to take Thomas Edison's words to heart.  We need to prevent disease.

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