Thursday, May 30, 2019

Middle-aged man fitness training burnout?

A “world” organization that Pierini Fitness is not a die-hard fan of is the World Health Organization (WHO) and he’s had a reflection or two over the years about the works and products of this worldly gang, such as this one:  Eating too many doughnuts

WHO’s latest revelation is that workplace “burn out” is now a legitimate syndrome people experience so they’ve added it as a serious health issue existing in the modern age in which we live.

WHO previously recognized this serious ailment by describing it as “state of vital exhaustion” but over time and in recognizing its work is never good enough or complete, had to ratchet up the description to a higher level. 

So that it’s not mistakenly diagnosed, WHO has provided further descriptive details such as “"feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one's job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; and reduced professional efficacy."

Therefore, it’ll now be officially listed in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Manual.  At this time, it’s not risen to the level of a medical condition but merely an occupational syndrome.  Pierini Fitness guesses it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a WHO medical condition along with relationship problems with your in-laws or getting bite by an orca. 

What would we do without your WHO?

But it does make Pierini Fitness wonder about whether there’s a burnout condition of a different type, one experienced by middle-aged men in their fitness, health and wellness journey.  One encountered by those having an “all or nothing” mindset and a proclivity for chasing fitness, health and wellness “pedal to the metal” style.

Might WHO one day agree and add to their gargantuan ICD Manual, a condition that’ll be described as middle-aged man fitness training burnout?

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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