I really need to get a better intro “Hey Everyone” is just not cutting it for me! I’ll eventually come up with something better, or you can give me suggestions! ;) Today’s blog post is going to be a little different. It’s not going to be health or fitness related, rather it’s just going to be general information. What sparked a fire in my butt to write this post is that I’ve noticed that people often believe the first thing that they see or read. This, in my opinion, is a problem. It’s a problem because any Joe Blow off the street can get on the internet and post something… sort of like what I’m doing right now.
In this day and age everyone wants a little minute of fame, or something that they’ll be remembered for. I think that this is just a normal thing that humans strive for. I mean we work so hard, we’d like for our work to be displayed and for everyone to see. The problem is that some people will do anything for this, including bending the truth. And what’s a better way to get known than to worry people about something? Nothing. When someone tells you that something is bad for you, you’ll most likely listen and stop doing that thing because you want to remain safe. What if this same person as no clue what they’re even saying and they’re just rambling on about something? You’ve just changed something in your life for absolutely nothing. Here’s an example of a story that I saw, that essentially led to me writing this post. I saw this story on Facebook last week about how we shouldn’t give water with ice cubes to dogs because it causes bloat and can lead to death. Now, I automatically thought, yeah right, I know people who give ice cubes their dogs to help cool them off in the Summer and nothing bad has ever happened. Last night I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline again and I saw the same story with a different headline. This headline was basically saying that the previous story was a farce and that people shouldn’t worry. The story goes on to say that this is a lie that has been circulating the internet since 2007 and has just recently made a comeback.
I used that story as an example because it’s the most recent incident of this kind that I can think of. So where was I going with this? Oh yeah, I just want to stress that you should always be objective to what people tell you, to what you read and see. People like to be “Mr. know-it-alls” when in fact, they know nothing at all. I think that there are certain things that you read and you’re like, yeah that’s so true, and other times you say, mmhmm I don’t know about this. Follow your gut instinct and look into it. This is especially true when it’s something that concerns your health, I think. Our health is such a delicate thing that can be taken away from us in an instinct so I think that we should do everything we can do keep our health in good standing. Being involved in the health and fitness industry, I see this a lot. People reach out for help and receive answers to their questions that are probably not the best answers and they just go with it without looking further into it. This is a big NO-NO in my opinion.
So in closing I want to say that, it’s important when something that may affect your life in anyway is brought to your attention, that you do a little bit more research to ensure that what you were initially told was true or false. I’m sorry this post turned into a big rant but I hope you guys don’t mind once in a while!
Since I’m blogging everyday for the rest of June I shall speak to you tomorrow!