Do we over complicate health advice, or not explain it well enough? Doctors are often charged with handing out health information, but is the information always that good? The fact is that most doctors are not trained to hand out advice, and they often make the language of their advice too complicated, or do not explain themselves at all. They like to show off their professional side and often use complicated terms when explaining a concept or giving advice. Many doctors also don’t seem to have the time for advice, you are lucky if you get two or three words out of your doctor when it comes to advice.
Our doctors would certainly like us to exercise more, but they seldom offer advice on how we should do it. The phrase “go to the gym” doesn’t mean a lot to most people. Besides, gym memberships are expensive and we don’t all enjoy exercising around other people. Asking a doctor for practical exercise advice is probably one of the worst things that you can do. Continue reading