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Who remembers Lockdown 1?

Everyone I should imagine.

Started a year ago tomorrow.

What did you do about food shopping?

We intended to do deliveries.

But those slots were hard to get hold of, weren’t they?

And that 95 item limit (and not being able to buy more than three of any item) meant one didn’t go all that far for a family of six.

So I would go and join that car park length queue at Tesco every now and again.

Looking back now, no one wore masks did they?

Or very few at least.

I know I didn’t.

Thinking back I think my understanding was there wasn’t much point.

No one else seemed to be.

And the message I seemed to be hearing via the media (conventional and social) was “There’s no evidence that masks help”.

Fast forward a few months and they were strongly recommended.

Then, eventually, compulsory.

Looking back, it’s madness that didn’t happen quicker.

But that was definitely the narrative going around.

“There’s no evidence that masks help”.

But, thinking about it, what evidence could there really have been by that point?

We were only a handful of weeks into it.

And were in full lockdown.

Accurately assessing the impact of wearing masks versus not wearing masks and factoring out all other variables would’ve been impossible.

But, as they say, lack of evidence is not evidence of lack.

Just because we can’t prove something doesn’t mean it isn’t the case.

Ultimately, if something is working, it’s working.

We’re not beholden to any particular method.

Like the lifting of COVID restrictions there are certain ‘conditions’ that need to be met.

But how we meet those conditions, we have choice over.

To lose weight, we need to be in a calorie deficit.

There is more to healthy eating, of course.

But that’s the main thing that needs to happen if we’re looking to lose weight.

To get fitter we need to move the body in a way that causes certain measures of it’s performance to improve.

Much of our industry gets too hung up on the “best” ways to do this.

And knowing these ways has value.

Helps those who want to get in the very best shape do so.

Gives us a continuum from nothing to that, that we can essentially position our choices on.

But, ultimately, if it’s working, it’s working.

If it’s not, it’s not.

If it’s not, what can be done so it is?

Not so it’s the theoretically perfect version that gets the very best results.

But what’s enough to move it from not working to working?

Much love,

Jon ‘Body of’ Hall

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.