What can Elvis teach us about health? Featured Image

We all know Elvis to be possibly the greatest performer of all time.

I’m not here to debate this or talk about his incredible talents.

Elvis may have taught us all a valuable lesson about health and status…

There’s a saying: ‘someones life is either an example, or a warning’. 

Arguably, Elvis’s life was a warning in several ways: He died obese, addicted to drugs and only 42 years young.

His autopsy revealed that he was covered in sores, 25 stone in weight, suffered from glaucoma, had been so constipated that his bowel was almost twice as long as it should be and contained faecal matter 4 months old.

And the likely cause of death was straining to go to the toilet which compressed his abdominal aorta, shutting down his heart.

How could the King of rock ‘n’ roll end like this?

The lead up to this moment had been a long time coming.

The overeating, drugs, circadian cycle distress and erratic lifestyle can only go one way.

It doesn’t matter who you are, your status or even your Ego issues, we are all human and humans need the essentials to be in balance to survive and thrive at life.

None of us are impervious to living out of balance with nature.

It’s sage counsel to get a regular reality check, this means check in with yourself and adjust to anything throwing you off the path to optimising your own health and performance… no matter who you are.

Your coach,

Rupert Hambly