Are you sick of being sick? #Freetheyoke #SummerOfMOVE

Are you sick of being sick? #Freetheyoke #SummerOfMOVE

Are you sick of being sick? Then you may just have to move a little more than you are already moving. Mike Eisenhart is the brilliant mind behind the #FreeTheYoke / #SummerOfMOVE ideology supported by The Academy Of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies (APHPT). He spoke at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) for physical therapists this year, and I got to chat with him after his talk for a little bit.

We talked about how our lives are like a football field, and the 50 Yard line is average everyday person in decent health.  To the East end zone is disease and sickness and treating these with medications. To the West end zone is health, exercise, prevention and eating right and doing the right things, so treatment by preventing the diseases from ever happening (health, wellness, and prevention mindset). The United States in general is slightly to the right of of midfield turned and looking towards the East end zone of disease and sickness. We need to work on defending that end zone, and turning towards the West end zone and running the ball of life towards those prevention and wellness goals.


Wellfie Wednesday: Two Fold 1) Move 2) Lupus

Today’s Wellfie Wednesday is two fold: 1) It introduces us to #FreeTheYoke and #SummerOfMOVE and a call to action which you can fine HERE. Its free to participate and it is for a good cause: Health, wellness, and prevention. Sign up today, I did! And 2) It brings awareness to Lupus, which always reminds me of the TV Show: House.

House: Its Not Lupus
House: Its Not Lupus

Its NEVER Lupus…until it is. Lupus a collection of autoimmune diseases in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks healthy tissues. Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart, and lungs. So if you develop an unexplained rash, persistent fever, or fatigue, consult your physician to check for something like Lupus.


Lupus can affect anybody and has many debilitating factors such as fatigue and we need to move more in general in attempts to prevent disease and promote wellness!

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