Is Fitness in Your Future?
When it comes to America’s health, “Sitting is the new smoking.”
At least that’s the catchy claim of Dr. James Levine, the man who brought us the treadmill desk. “Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death,” he said in an interview with the LA Times.
While most Americans probably don’t have a treadmill desk in their future, more and more people have some kind of a workout regimen, even if it’s just a walk around the block.
And that’s a good start, but it’s only a start. We should have listened to Grandma, when she told us to eat well, get plenty of rest, drink water, get outside, and get busy. Diet and exercise are still our best weapons in the battle to stay fit.
It’s no coincidence that our “The Future of Fitness” issue comes just months before the opening of NorthBay HealthSpring Fitness, Solano County’s first medical fitness center, which is built to meet the unique needs of its members. With an aquatic center, group exercise rooms, spin and pilates classes, and personal training areas, the Vacaville facility will offer something for everyone, including youngsters who need to stay busy while mom or dad work out. HealthSpring Fitness will also be the new home of NorthBay Rehabilitation.
In this issue of Wellspring, we share the scoop on HealthSpring Fitness, as well as some of our patients’ success stories and healthy suggestions from doctors and therapists, and guidance for healthy eating. Together, we can make 2016 your year for fitness.