Health is our greatest asset! It is one of the most important things in our life in and in the lives of those we love. So what does it mean to “be well” or to “be healthy”? Does it mean to be without disease or illness? Being healthy or well means being in a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Why are we sick then? We are sick because we tend to forget about our health until we have an illness or disease. We are sick from the ways we eat, move, and think. Our lifestyle choices and the environment we create for ourselves affects our health.
So how do we get well? Let’s start with the basics. Our nervous system controls EVERYTHING in our body. To make every cell, organ, and muscle work optimally we have to make sure our nervous system is running correctly. Chiropractic care does exactly that! By aligning the spine, the adjustment relieves pressure on any nerves and helps the nervous system run effectively, thus restoring a state of health in the body.
A next step is nutrition. It’s true that you are what you eat. If you eat foods that are high in fat and artificial sugar then you are heading down an unhealthy road. We understand that there are temptations around every corner so start with small steps if completely transforming your diet is overwhelming. Eat more fresh food, make sure you’re getting nutrients nature intended, and eat less food that has ingredients you can’t pronounce; except quinoa.
The next step is to take more steps…literally! Get your body moving at least 30 minutes a day! We understand that it can be difficult with juggling kids, work, after school activities, rest, preparing meals, etc. Every step counts so try to take more steps! Take the long way back from the park, print from the far printer down the hall, make extra trips up and down the stairs, do anything to get your body moving! To be healthy, you have to think healthy. Thinking healthy can result in healthy living. Knowing what is good for your body and mind and knowing what is not allows you to make healthy decisions.