Does the word make you cringe?

Do you associate it with losing/maintaining your weight ?


I’d like to change that.


Think of exercise as

Body Movement



Your body has over a dozen different “systems” , each one needing Movement to initiate.


Do you think our Grandparents (or Great Grandparents if you’re under 30) belonged to a gym or went to Pilates class?

I know, it’s a funny thought, right?


It wasn’t until the 1930’s, that gym and strength training became popular.

Some of us remember the old “muscle beach” in Venice Beach of Santa Monica.


Then around 1960, Gold’s gym really started the craze, followed by Jane Fonda’s aerobics in the 70’s.

And you know how it’s evolved to what we know today.


And yet, now with all the gyms, classes, and exercise videos-

Our population is more unfit, unhealthy and overweight than ever!


If you haven’t already guessed it- I am not a big “gym” proponent.

Don’t get me wrong,  I think gyms have so much to offer

and a lot of people actually enjoy spending time there.

And that’s Awesome.


What if you Don’t like going to a gym?

What if you don’t have the extra funds for a gym?

****what if you go faithfully and STILL don’t have the body you want?


Gyms and Exercise as we know it, are NOT necessary to be fit and healthy.


But regular Body Movement through out the day IS necessary.


Someone who sits for 8-10 hours a day 5 days a week for 20 years

But goes to the gym for an hour 5 days a week IS NOT necessarily healthy!

However, someone who moves around all day long every day and does NOT go to the gym,

IS probably healthier.


Body Movement is a lifestyle

And can be fun:

Dancing, playing with kids and pets, cleaning (ok I’m weird) , nature walking


What Body Movement will you incorporate in your day today?


Every Day is a New Day

And Being Healthy does NOT have to be difficult and take a lot of time-



Dr. Whalen