February 23, 2009 - Why the easy way doesn't pay...

An article out on another study and further evidence that performance enhancing substances cause problems for those who use them. Granted this study focused on former NFL players linking muslce and bone related injureis to the use of steriods.....you may think this is irrelevant to those who aren't athletes....however it's not. I would hazard to say it points out the fact that using substances that affect your body in an unnatural way, whether they are legal or not legal has startling ramifications down the line. As has been said many times before, in any area of life, whether it be fitness or anything else, there are no shortcuts to success. You can use these things to get ahead, but ultimately you will pay for it. Many can say there is so much pressure to look a certain way or perform to a certain level as an athlete, mom, executive or whatever role in life you have. I say, however, that is not a justification to abuse your body using substances which allow you to get an edge in an artificial way. This, in my estimation, promotes laziness and the achievement of results without the need for discipline, hard work and consistency. The choice is up to you, but the evidence is made clear, harm is inevitable if you make that choice. It's not only your health but your character which is at stake. Do what's right, not what's easy.