CrossFit has this metaphor about being pro-active in our health. It involves a swim coach and a life guard. A sedentary life and poor diet brings us into a maelstrom of metabolic disease (diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc.) and CrossFit can be the lifeboat to carry us safely. The problem is, most people can’t even tell their drowning until it’s far too late. We’ve cured all kinds of health issues that arise; from high blood pressure to pre-diabetes, the solution is simple, but not easy. Focus on Proper movement. Sprinkle a little intensity. Eat meat & veggies. Simple, not easy.
Physicians are lifeguards.
Trainers are swim coaches.
When you need a lifeguard, you need a lifeguard, not a swim coach. But, if you need a lifeguard, you probably needed a swim coach and didn’t get one.