Editorial - Physical fitness

Last week, BC hosted their Walk with your Doc initiative, which invites doctors and their patients throughout the province to participate in a short walk. Eighty per cent of Fernie doctors joined in the Annex Park walk, encouraging their patients to take advantage of the three km trek. During the walk doctors noted the importance of practicing what they preach. I believe this motto is something we should live by. People aren’t going to take medical advice from a doctor who is clearly out of shape. The same logic applies to the personal training profession. You wouldn’t hire a personal trainer who is clearly out of shape.