|So many, so little time.|
Sigh. It’s a lot of hype and little of anything else. I’m guilty, though, of wanting to check out the latest exercise fad or diet “revolution”, mainly for a laugh or out of pure curiosity. What I have found is they mainly all say the same thing but in different creative languages; don’t eat crap and get off your ass every once in a while. Can I make that a book title?? It’s simple but they keep repackaging it with a famous face or name. The books I do think are helpful are the ones explaining the mechanics of the body, more medical than miracle, and without a gimmick to sell. I encourage everyone to do their own research to find what works for them, as what benefited your relative or friend (or a celebrity) may not be the same for you. Also, try your best and not ride on the trend train, as after the steam runs out it almost always derails, and you’ll be back where you started. Not all of them are bad, but like a yard sale you have to weed through the junk to find the gems. The health industry will continue to flood the market with quick and easy schemes (I’m looking at you, Shake Weight), but if nothing else at least they are amusing. Don’t forget most only have their best interest at heart and not yours, that’s something to chew on.