It’s a scary reality, folks. Exercise bears its fair share of dangers. If you have pre-existing health conditions, then you are at an increased likelihood of injury or worse yet death. However, this does not mean you should stop working out and I’ll tell you why. But first, hear me out.

When Everyone Has to Stop Working Out

This morning when I arrived at the gym, I saw a group of firefighters and paramedics entering the club. Immediately, my thoughts shift to concerned gym patron. After all, I don’t EVER like seeing someone hurt; especially in the gym. People go to the gym to improve their lives whether to lose weight, maintain fitness or pack on a little muscle.

When I went into the men’s locker room, I saw the medical team attending to an older fellow. I only knew the gentleman in passing. He’s probably in his 60s and overweight, but he always showed determination. We only briefly passed each other, and he’s been nothing short of polite to me. Whenever this man needed to work in, I’d happily oblige since I never want to stop anyone from enjoying the gym as much as me.

One thought crossed my mind – I hope this doesn’t stop him. It’s clear that he’s hit a bit of a roadblock and may have to reconsider his approach and overall game plan.

You Don’t Always Have to Stop Working Out

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Here are a few options I believe would help him or will help you:

  1. Immediately consult your family doctor for advice
  2. Hire a personal trainer
  3. Have a nutritionist or dietitian analyze your nutrition and give necessary recommendations
  4. Never EVER stop exercising (unless you are told otherwise) – a little will always go a long way

Don’t Stop Working Out!

Hey, life is tough, and it can be even tougher when you are fighting against the odds. But, I encourage you – whoever you are – keep pushing forward and don’t let adversity get the best of you. Get up, look adversity dead in the eye, and punch it square on its chin. I’d love to hear your thoughts, recommendations or personal experiences, so shoot me an email at

Till later,

 -Dale L. Roberts, One Jacked Monkey, LLC

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