Health, Functionality and How Does My Ass Look?

Most folks who exercise do so with the hopes of looking and feeling better, knowing that by taking care of their bodies they will improve and extend their quality of life.  In my opinion, caring for your health is THE number one priority, not how you look. results FxFEating wholesome foods (read “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan), strengthening your muscles, heart and lungs and being functional are extremely important for a healthier, longer life. Aesthetics – how we look – is indeed a driving force for many and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but it shouldn’t be your first priority. Don’t get me wrong, if it gets you to put down that doughnut and get to the gym, so be it, but I encourage my clients to prioritize their health first. Without good health, looking good isn’t going to help you much in the long run.  Keep this in mind: If you focus on improving your health by eating foods that are beneficial to you, you exercise your muscles, heart and lungs and you stay active you are already pressing on all the right buttons that will yield you your end result of looking better.