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Crucial Medical Fitness Component #1: A Defined Market

I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying, “Become a master of one, not a jack of all trades.”  If you haven’t, the idea is that you will be more productive and useful if you have laser-like focus on one thing, than if you dabble in many different areas.

Health clubs practice the “jack of all trades” approach to fitness and try to have something there for everyone.  As a health professional with an individual practice, you’re not going to be able to compete with health clubs, gyms and hospital-based wellness centers on that front.

So, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is biting off more than you can chew by trying to offer programs and services to meet the needs of every age group and fitness level in your practice.  You need to specialize.  Clearly define your niche markets — no more than one or two — and offer those niches a specialized solution for their needs.  Don’t try to target all your patients, or you’ll end up with no patients in your programs.

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Workout To Wake Up

Almost 1 in 5 people say they feel tired more often than not. These people grab the extra cup of coffee or an energy drink to try and beat their fatigue but they are going about it all wrong. Exercise is probably the last thing on your mind when you are tired, but it can help. Some studies show that exerting some of your energy may mean more overall energy throughout the day.

How could exercise, the thing that burns the most energy, give you more energy? It is actually very simple. When you move it increases the blood flow throughout your body. That means that more oxogen and nutrients are getting pumped to your muscles, and that gives you more energy.

A little bit of exercise can go a long way to boost energy levels in fatigued, sedentary people. In one study, experts found that healthy young people who did a low-intensity exercise like walking three times a week for six weeks:

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