One of the biggest industries this day and age is the health industry also refered to as Health and Beauty. Everybody wants to feel good physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It is everywhere in almost every publication, broadcast, film, magazines, newspapers, etc. Television shows images of people who are good looking, they have thin, athletic bodies and they are often shown doing amazing almost superhuman feats. They are almost always the central character of films and stories. Very rarely do they show a fat, sickly or otherwise unhealthy, undesirable character in a central role other than as a goofball.
The reason we are fixated with health and fitness is because people worship beauty. People worship beauty because it represents life. Beauty inspires, and a healthy, fit body is beautiful to a majority of people. It shows that you take care of yourself and that you can easily survive challenges.
One thing that people don’t like to see is a person who is sick. When we look at a sick person, that reminds people of mortality. When people see someone with the symptoms of a cold, especially with the swine flu scare, they start to freak out.
One of the things a lot of people see advertised everywhere is health and fitness. You see ads about gym memberships, diet pills, the next great diet plan, etc. A recent addition to the health and fitness industry is emotional health. There have been commercials about pills for fighting depression. The commercials tend to say that depression is caused by chemical imbalances in the brain and you need their medication to combat depression. Although in the most extreme cases, medication can be beneficial.
With the high percentage of overweight people, there has been more focus on the fitness aspect of health. A lot of it gave rise to “magic pills” and formulas for quick weight loss. There are ads that claim you can lose 20 pounds in a month if you take their pills. Unfortunately, a lot of the rapid weight loss is from water weight. Then for the men they have medication which grows your muscles to extreme proportions that you see on some magazines. These guys are so big, you’d wonder if they are able to move or turn.
A lot of these magic formulas can prove to be really dangerous if you are not careful with it. I personally wouldn’t recommend it right off. If you want to lose weight, or gain muscle or get more fit in any way, you might want to take the time to do the work. Worthwhile, lasting results take time.
Many people seeks to be more healthy and physically fit. They want to live a similar quality of life they see some of the athletes live. They want to feel secure in and of themselves. They like to feel confident. There are tons of people who have a need to improve their overall health, and people capitalize on it. They make tons of money off of it and it is a good thing because they help improve other people’s lives so it is only fitting that they get some good rewards. (The one’s who help people improve their lives through a realistic path instead of the magic formula anyway)