Athletes: Fit but Unhealthy?

Scientific article I’m reading and wrapping my brain around the paradox presented by Dr Phil Maffetone & Paul Laursen.

“While the words “fit” and “healthy” are often used synonymously in everyday language, the terms have entirely separate meanings. Fitness describes the ability to perform a given exercise task, and health explains a person’s state of well-being, where physiological systems work in harmony. Although we typically view athletes as fit and healthy, they often are not.”

How are we as coaches and mentors, making sure we are informed to help others take informed decisions…? Perhaps by informing ourselves…

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