The NEW HEALTH LANGUAGE | ANH Heartbeat

The NEW HEALTH LANGUAGE | ANH Heartbeat


Hi Health Creators, my name is Rob. I’m out on Box Hill today, just a stone’s
throw away from our office and I’m going to talk to you today about the blueprint. I already talked to you a bit about it last
week. Today I’m going to talk to you about one aspect,
and that’s the need for a common language when it comes to managing our own health. So what’s the blueprint project really about? First of all, it’s a really ambitious project. And it’s about how we as the people can work
with a collaboration of health and fitness professionals, to really put ourselves in
the driving seat of our own health. It’s about taking us from a disease management
system, into one that’s all about health creation. To do that, one of the most important things
to do is agree on a common language that everyone can use. That’s not just about a language that you
can understand, it’s also a language that any kind of health or fitness professional
that you choose to bring in to help guide you on your health journey can also understand. It’s not much good to you if the only people
who understand this new language are your right-up-to-the-minute lifestyle medicine
practitioners who are living at the leading edge of lifestyle medicine every day of their
lives. If you decide for instance to see a mainstream
allopathic doctor or an acupuncturist, they also need to understand this language. And because movement is so crucial to our
health, why lock out fitness and movement-related professionals from this language as well. The blueprint is what we call an upstream
system, that allows you to get as close to the source of the problem, as early as possible
in someone’s life. It also gives you access to a collaboration
of health and fitness professionals to help you unpick problems before they turn into
disease. Why spend your twilight years in a state of
disease, when you could really still be enjoying life to the full? The bottom line is if we carry on focussing
exclusively on diseases, and don’t focus on health and health creation, we’re not going
to stem the tide of this increasing spiral of chronic and autoimmune diseases that are
now threatening to collapse healthcare systems. To illustrate this, think of your body as
a car. If you just drive your car around, you don’t
give it any maintenance schedules, you don’t care what fuel you put into it, one day it’s
going to break down on the side of the road with some very major issues. And it’s going to take a lot of time and money
to get it back on the road. That’s not sustainable, so most of us decide
that we are going to get our car checked regularly and serviced annually, so that doesn’t happen. Yet when it comes to our healthcare systems,
they’re just not set up to do the same thing when it comes to managing our most precious
asset, our health. What’s needed is a more sophisticated approach,
that goes beyond just the top-down policy measures that governments have been giving
us. People need to be empowered and informed so
they can be in the driving seat of their own health. The common language we use is based on the
science of ecology because we are, as human beings, complex organisms, living in dynamic
changing environments both externally and internally. And it’s one that we have evolved alongside
over eons. The next step for our blueprint project is
putting the whole thing to the test. That means setting up trials in different
settings and communities and seeing how it fares, what is does to health outcomes, whether
it saves money because you are dealing with problems at a much earlier stage, and ultimately
if it works at scale. If you want to find out more, or you want
to get involved in any way, as a citizen or as a practitioner, whether in health, lifestyle
or fitness: please subscribe to our brand new channel and give this video a thumbs up.There
is going to be loads more video coming your way now that we’ve got Ellen on board, who
is now our fulltime videographer and communications specialist. Thanks for watching and see you in the next
Heartbeat.