The Sad Truth · 24 October 2012

The more I read, the more I realize how little I know. Of course, this is true with anything, but it is especially true with health and fitness.

Part of the problem is that there are so many different opinions about food and exercise. We are bombarded with conflicting information that all seems correct. There is no practical way to wade through it all so we are left with deciding what seems best for us. And in reality, there is probably no definitive answer anyway. Regardless of how much we want to believe there is. So we choose what sounds right and hope for the best. Or maybe we have a sounding board to bounce ideas off.

My sounding board is the Bible. I like to think that I base most of my choices on what God says. Unfortunately, even in the Bible, I do not find a definitive answer. At least not about whether to eat meat or not. But I do have a starting point. After all, in the beginning, God told Adam and Eve that everything they needed was in the garden. So at the very least we do not need to eat meat. Or dairy. Vegan is a viable option according to God.

I suppose that someday somebody could write a definitive book about health and fitness, but I doubt it. Especially, if the definitive book does not give a clear answer. So I guess we are forever faced with the sad truth: the more we know, the more we realize how little we know.

© 2012 Michael T. Miyoshi

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