By DAVID TEPERA | Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
If you’ve been following my column, you’re familiar with my work in the medical industry. I’ve been involved with well over 1,000 knee replacements, plus I work with some outstanding medical professionals.
Recently, there was a situation where a patient went into cardiac arrest and my friend Ramon, who is a physician assistant, performed chest compressions for about 15 minutes and saved this man’s life.
Ramon was very humble over the situation and thought of it as another day on the job.
Of course, we commend all other non-doctors who save lives like firefighters, EMS, nurses, policemen and women, and many others.
But, since this column is about “Simple Fitness,” it made me think about other professions that help save lives.
Let’s take nutritionists and personal trainers who do their best to change lives, but for some people, they’ve saved them or at least prolonged their lives.
There are people with diabetes, obesity and unhealthy lifestyles that are on the brink of catastrophe. They desperately needed guidance, planning, training and education to start or return to a healthier lifestyle.
But really, who is the biggest hero when it comes to saving your life? That person is you.
You’re the one who recognized that there’s a problem with what’s happened to your body. You realized that you no longer have control and a quicker death is inevitable. And now, you’re taking positive steps in seeking help.
You only have one life, take control for not only you, but for all the people who count on you. They deserve it and so do you.