Turning on the TV or visiting the cinema you watch how the propaganda machine shows us how fun it is to drink and lead an idle lifestyle, eating fast food, chips and washing it all down with Coca-Cola and all this without any health consequences. While today, for the first time in the history of mankind, more people die from obesity than from hunger. It is a paradox that in recent decades, billionaire philanthropists have fought only against hunger without spending a dime on the fight against educating humanity about the dangers of exorbitant or improper food consumption.
The average level of life expectancy is certainly growing all over the world, but what is the quality of this life? For the last 20-30 years of our lives, we spend all the money we earn to maintain the normal functioning of our body. While the Japanese at this time in gardens and parks practice gymnastics for the body and spirit, using oriental martial arts practices, keeping their bodies in good health until the most advanced years.
All this, of course, must be supported by an understanding of what proper nutrition is and how important fruits, vegetables and greens are for us, and everything that nature gives us, excluding as much as possible such intermediaries as animals and the food industry.
To stay healthy for many years, we only need 1500-2500 calories with proper nutrition and 15-40 minutes of exercise per day. Scientists have proven that 2-3 times a week in the gym for 1-2 hours, loading yourself with exercises with heavy weights is not the best, and most importantly, not the most useful load for our body. Basically, such a load leads to stress, and in the long run to overtraining and weakened immunity.
Each of us justifies our inaction by the lack of sufficient time, money or the necessary experience and knowledge. After all, it is true that to start running or going to a fitness club you need 1.5-3 hours of free time a day. Nowadays, time is the most valuable resource and it is always in short supply, and therefore we often exclude physical activity from our lives, naively believing that it is not so important for our body.
The government spends billions to fight smoking, alcoholism and drug addiction, while spending on promoting simple and understandable actions to strengthen muscles and overall health in the home is incomparably small. Morning exercises should go on every state channel, and their propagandists should be made an example and stars. A healthy lifestyle should be made clear to everyone and simple. Start fighting with Olivier salad and kebab and cultivate a love for celery and broccoli as a must-have on any dinner table.
I hope that soon the numerous medical applications that are so vehemently introduced into our daily lives, in addition to diagnosing and prescribing drugs, will first of all recommend to everyone everywhere different training plans for every day, starting with the simplest ones and leading to more advanced and optimal ones. Of course, this goes against the goals of pharmaceutical companies and medical applications, whose goal is to increase drug sales, but a healthy person and an increase in life expectancy is a good trigger for the economy, as people will have more energy to work, earn, and most importantly pay taxes and spend what they earn.
Imagine the future – where your smartwatch or smart TV at the moment of your awakening recommends you to perform simple exercises aimed at strengthening the muscles, heart and development of flexibility, knowing what workout you did yesterday and what you need to do today. After completing such a morning workout in 10-15 minutes, you are shown on the screen calories burned, your progress for the month, positive dynamics in stretching and a correlation with a decrease in the risk of cancer, dynamics in increasing life expectancy, as well as a plan for classes for the coming months. You do not need to think about anything else, the cost of medicines and medicine will be reduced to a minimum, and you will get more time and energy for your hobbies and become happier. After all, happiness is the main meaning of our life.