If you have a choice, stay out of the red zone!
In this framework developed by Dr. Josh Turknett, the basic idea is to embrace interventions in
the lowest numbered quadrant possible. That is, it’s better to exercise, dance, sing, spend time
outside and play sports (quadrant 1) than to have surgery, take prescription medicines or have
other invasive medical procedures (quadrant 4).
To say this another way, the more you embrace health and fitness interventions within
quadrants one, two or three… the better your odds of not needing an intervention from quadrant
Many people do the opposite, and it results in unnecessary pain and suffering; they rely solely
on drugs to control (somewhat, or perhaps not at all) physical ailments. Years of poor diets and
too little exercise take a toll.
I share this to help increase awareness that small, proactive changes now can minimize pain
and suffering in the future.