An old, outdated and often unfair attitude is holding back the progress of the human race, according to Dr. Stephen D’Angelo, a world-renowned exercise physiologist who has spent the last decade tackling the topic.
Dr. D’Anastasio has developed an in-depth examination of the issues surrounding exercise, diet and health and is the founder of the Center for Fitness and Health, which focuses on the challenges of maintaining health in a post-industrial world.
Dr D’Antonio believes that the current focus on diet, exercise and sports is not doing enough.
“The way people are looking at it is like, if you can lose weight, you can get in shape, you have a better chance of living longer,” he said.
“There is no such thing as a diet or exercise program that will prevent the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke.
There is no plan to treat these illnesses.
People need to do the research.”
As a former exercise physician, Dr. D’,Angelo has become a pioneer in examining the challenges posed by obesity and health issues.
He says the lack of access to healthy foods, lack of exercise and lack of time to do them have led to an epidemic of obesity, diabetes, obesity-related conditions, and cardiovascular disease.
“We have all these people who have all the same problems and they have all of the same symptoms,” he explained.
“But when we have a society that has this level of inequality, we’re not going to have any meaningful change.”
Dr. Drayton Ndidi, director of the New England Center for Sports Medicine, says that the focus on weight and exercise has taken the focus off the real causes of cardiovascular disease and related conditions.
“What we need to focus on is the actual cause,” he told ABC News.
“And that is not just exercise and eating, but also diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes that will improve the quality of life.”
In addition to the physical, the real issue, Dr Ndidis said, is the lack for people to access quality, affordable, safe, and affordable health care services that are accessible to all.
“It is the same thing as if we had a cancer epidemic and everyone just walked into a hospital, all the patients were diagnosed, but the actual patient that needed care, it was a white woman,” he added.
“A person that needs care, that’s a black woman, it’s a brown woman, we need a woman with melanoma, a person with a heart disease.
It’s the same with us.
So, it is a systemic problem, it isn’t just a physical problem.”
Dr D’,Anastacio said that in a perfect world, we could eliminate the barriers to health care access that cause many people to die from cardiovascular diseases, but he said it is hard to do without the help of doctors, nurses and others in the community.
“If we could take care of people with chronic diseases and make them less dependent on doctors and less dependent in their own lives, they could live a long, healthy life,” he continued.
“But in the current context of the world we live in, it would take a miracle.”
Dr Ndididi said that the solutions are not easy to come by, and that we have to take our time.
“We need to really look at the solutions,” he argued.
“This is a time when we are in an epidemic.
We have to come up with something that’s really, really quick and really inexpensive,” he concluded.
“This is what we’re trying to do here.”
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