def: the ready transmission or spread as of an idea or emotion from person to person:
example: a contagion of health.
If you’re reading this journal, chances are you are already active in some shape or form, and are either looking to optimise your effort further, or plan a recovery back from an occurrence of over-activity! Despite the prominence of elite sport in the UK and all the promotion we may be reading about the benefits of healthy lifestyles, too many people aren’t engaged and there sadly remains a contagion of inactivity. More people are choosing sedentary lifestyles, poor food choices and obesity over activity and long term good health.
I’d love to hear people’s ideas about we can all do to give people a helping hand towards healthy lifestyles. Towards lives full of energy. Embracing opportunities to get out and do something new. Eating and drinking foods which help rather than hinder. What can you do? What makes you decide to exercise? What keeps you motivated? How can you share your passion, enthusiasm and mindset so that others are attracted and find it contagious? How can you share your journey to support and inspire others?
How do we all make it easier for everyone to choose healthy lifestyles than not? I’ll leave you with a great quote I picked up somewhere…
“Those who think they have no time for leading a healthy life, will sooner or later have to find time for illness”