Health and Fitness Facilities. Part 1

“All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an active interest in life, good, bad or peculiar.”

While the fitness industry focuses primarily on preventive health management, the American health care system has been based on rehabilitative or restorative medicine. Traditional Western medicine tries to cure us after we become ill instead of working to keep us from getting sick in the first place.

Alternative medicine, typically practiced in the eastern hemisphere, is a combination of preventive and rehabilitative medicine. “Holistic” — derived from “holos,” the Greek word for whole — incorporates all three camps: prevention, conventional medicine and alternative medicine. Holistic medicine purports that we are whole organisms, more than just the sum of our individual parts or systems.

The popularity of holistic and alternative medicine is growing, with an estimated 87 million Americans seeking treatments each year. Fitness facilities that add wellness programs and health care options as they expand to full-service menus may well get ahead of their competitors by offering alternative treatments. In an area of tough competition, holistic health care can distinguish your facility and enhance membership sales and retention. Holistic medicine also can work to the advantage of the fitness facility, since fitness centers tend to attract the healthy-minded who are looking for ways to maintain wellness.

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September 20th, 2012 - Posted in Fitness | | Comments Off

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