Exercise in our world is an intention to make a physiological change. We are trying to change the body in a certain direction. In other words, exercise is something that we do to intentionally change something about our bodies.
This differentiates exercise from activities of daily living
“Musculoskeletal ailments have now surpassed the common cold as the number one reason for physician visits in this country, due in part to our aging population as well as the “beat up” baby boomer generation.”
DeNubile, M.D., The Walking Wounded: A New Challenge in Personal Training, ACE Certified News August/September 2007, Page 17.
“The managed dose of exercise that will do the most for you – without harming you – needs to be measured out for you alone.”
DiNubile, MD, Nicholas A. Framework: Your 7-Step program for healthy muscles, bones, and joints, 2005, Page xix.
What sets Physicians Fitness apart from others in the health and exercise industry—personal trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors—is our thinking. Our philosophy and how we think about the body differs greatly from other disciplines in our field. In my opinion, there are two concepts that inform our view of the body and our decision-making process to help you achieve your goals of moving better and feeling better.
By the age of 15, going on 16, I was training for an elite swim club, 18 hours a week of wear and tear, grinding, non-stop stress on my body. I kept having this back pain appear and at first, I thought nothing of it – I did not want to be weak – so I kept going. That is the athletes’ mindset, right? An injury makes you weak, not being able to handle the training thrown at you. There is not one athlete who wants to be the one sitting on the side because they physically cannot take what the rest of the team is doing.