You know what is annoying?
When someone says they have a problem and the response is “just eat better and exercise”.
I have a headache.
I have depression.
I broke my ankle.
I have arthritis.
I have cancer.
I was born with diabetes.
“Just eat better and exercise.”
Everytime a medical journal posts new findings about a disorder or disease several people say “all you have to do is eat healthy and exercise”.
I’m not the best at eating healthy and exercising but I try. It’s a balance and I’ve under done it and over done it in cycles. I’m still trying to figure it out.
I do absolutely think it’s important. And we are all different so what’s healthy for one isn’t healthy for everyone. We should each figure our bodies out and care enough to do what’s best for it. Therefore, there is no JUST eat healthy and exercise.
For years I went to the doctor complaining that part of my right leg was falling asleep. It just felt weird. 4 doctors with varying expertise basically said lose weight and it’ll go away. It took falling on ice and thinking I had a concussion to find out I had a brain tumor.
Healthy and fit people get sick and sometimes they die from disease. Thank goodness for doctors and medicine and education and science and faith and music and…
I guess this is a rant. It’s on my mind. I guess I feel like people who say “just eat better and exercise” are as bad as those who say “ all you have to do is pray hard enough”.
I’m over it. It’s just another way people have gotten into the habit of dismissing other people and their concerns.