No, we're not saying that what your doctor said was wrong in regards to walking. We respect your doctors and we have worked with in conjunction with many over the years.
But....if ALL you're planning to do for exercise is walk then you're selling yourself short.
If all you do is walk you will not see hardly if any progress in regards to:
- Getting Stronger for up and down stairs or up and down off the floor
- Improving balance
- Improving posture
- Improving basic stamina past walking demands
Look, walking is great! But it does NOT get you stronger and if that's all your doc recommended for you it's probably because they don't have the time or expertise to know what else to recommend to you.
Some might eve go so far as to recommend that you do resistance or core training, but do they get more specific than that? No! Honestly, they don't have the time to and most of them don't have more than basic class reviews on the subjects of exercise and nutrition in schooling.
In most cases, doctor's practice reactive medicine rather than proactive care. That's great and is needed, but please don't view you doc as the end all be all of exercise and nutrition care.
Also, keep in mind that a lot of doctors don't want to be "liable" for recommending things to you that's not within their control.
We have physical therapist, chiropractors, and doctors who refer patients to us because they trust our team's process, education, and our program to safely help you get stronger, lose weight, and change the way you age.
If you're someone who wants to make physical fitness a part of your life so that you can live life on your terms not only now but over the rest of your life, please book a call with our team here at this link: