Hi and welcome to the Fit and Healthy Online website.
I’m John Miller, Canberra-based physical educator.
Fit and Healthy online is a quality website containing information about what you can do to attain and maintain a high level of health, fitness and wellbeing.
The illhealth epidemic
We’re living in strange times. There’s an epidemic of metabolic, musculo-skeletal and psychological dysfunction, much of it personally generated. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that being personally-generated much of this dysfunction can be personally ‘ungenerated’ by
- increasing your level of aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility
- reduce your intake of the garbohydrates (yep, that’s a ‘g’ not a ‘c’)
- spend time relaxing in a meditative state.
- boost your involvement in personal development programs.
The impact of junk medicine
At a time when the health of individuals living in advanced nations is getting worse, one of the great tragedies is that the health, fitness and wellbeing industry has been overwhelmed by the practice of junk medicine, where drugs are used to mask symptoms of body system dysfunctions.
Symptom-masking does little to restore poor function to good. People’s conditions deteriorate.
I can give you any number of examples of how junk medicine doesn’t work.
- Headaches are not caused by a lack or Panadol
- Depression is not caused by a lack of Zoloft
- Type 2 diabetes is not caused by a lack of Gliclazide
- High blood pressure is not caused by a lack of Avapro
- High cholesterol is not caused by a lack of Lipitor
- Reflux is not caused by a lack of Zantac
- Arthritis is not caused by a lack of Vioxx
- Hemroids (sic) are not caused by a lack of Anusol
Another of the great tragedies is that the junk medical industry is protected by governments in a way that lures people into the medical system instead of the health, fitness and wellbeing system. This protection is sending governments broke, fuelling the growth of a rapacious, bloated and ineffective medical industry and doing little to encourage people to do what-ever they need to do to get their bodies back into exceptionally good condition.
Whilst there definitely are some body system dysfunctions that can only be fixed by medical and surgical intervention, what the medical and pharmaceutical industries aren’t good at doing is fixing problems that are related to low levels of fitness, the garbohydrate diet and a lack of personal development.
If you want to reap the benefits of exceptionally good health, you have to do fix these problems yourself.
Now you know where I stand.
My aim is to provide you with down to earth, commonsense, evidence-based advice on what you can do yourself to improve your health, fitness and wellbeing. The simple does not need to be complicated, nor does the cheap need to be packaged in such a way that it’s expensive. In fact the simplest and cheapest remedies are often the most effective. All it takes is a little time and effort each day and you’ll begin to reap the rewards that accompany a body that’s in good condition.
Where Do You Stand?
Chances are that you’ve come to the Fit and Healthy online website searching for solutions to some of your health, fitness and wellbeing issues, simple and inexpensive solutions that you know you’re not going to get in a surgery or a chemist shop.
To get you started I’d like you send you the free ebook, ‘The Seven Habits of Fit and Healthy People’ and the ‘Getting Better and Better’ audio file.
After that you’ll start receiving the Fit and Healthy Online newsletter with useful information about what you can do to improve your health. I’ll direct you to my own ebooks and audio files and those of other people whose advice I respect.
I’m always here to answer questions; just use the contact page.
If you’re searching for specific advice, just click on the links on the left hand side of the page.
In the meantime stay tuned, highly tuned and don’t ask what you government can do for you, ask what you can do for yourself.