Health like a Physicist

Health sciences are too often reactive practices.

They could probably improve with some first principles thinking.

Like our Physicist friends do.

Take a rocket ship, how well would it fly if a Physicist forgot about incorporating gravity into the design?

“But that would be silly, they’d never forget gravity!”

You’re right.

A launch wouldn’t be very impressive if they did.

Just as gravity is a pillar force in getting rockets off the ground, if you want to improve or maintain your health, there are pillar forces you should pay attention to.

A rocket needs good fuel. So does your body. Whole foods, mostly plants, not too much.

A rocket that doesn’t move isn’t very helpful. Neither is a body that hasn’t moved in a while. Bend so you don’t break, every day.

And a rocket can’t (yet) operate at full capacity mission after mission without rest and repair. Neither can you function without adequate sleep and recovery. Quantity, 9-7 hours and quality, dark room, no caffeine after within 8-hours of sleep.

Food, movement, sleep. If a Physicist designed a healthcare protocol for themselves, these would be as important as gravity is for rocket design.

 Just like gravity is crucial to rocket design, food, movement and sleep are crucial to health.

Just like gravity is crucial to rocket design, food, movement and sleep are crucial to health.