When Total Health and Fitness was first established, we knew that the biggest drawbacks to fad dieting and sudden, extreme bursts of exercising had nothing to do with the heart, desire, or work ethic of those who tried them. In fact, when it comes to losing weight and getting fit, we’ve found that there is hardly a topic more persistent in the minds and hearts of people than this. No, the problem was two-fold: first, cold-turkey snaps from a sedentary lifestyle to one of militaristic discipline can be unhealthy and should be properly nurtured with a controlled ramping up. Secondly, fads are inherently inconstant, doomed to end. This isn’t helped by how unsustainable extreme life changes can be.
Enter Total Health and Fitness, our answer to the aspects of physical exercise and mental resolve that end up, time and again, being a brief excursion into total health rather than a complete adoption of values and actions that guide a life of fitness. That, ultimately, is what total health means: the ability to sustain health-affirming behaviors both physically and mentally over the course of one’s life.