“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” — Thomas Edison
At the beginning of every new year many of us rededicate ourselves to making positive changes to our health. Some health issues can be changed by simply changing your lifestyle, nutrition or mental outlook. Some health changes may not be able to be corrected as simply as others. We only receive one spine. Most times we can correct injuries but if left alone the probability of getting full correction goes down as time goes on. The more you put it off or cover your symptoms with medication the more your body begins to adapt to the dis-ease and the discomfort becomes the new “normal”. We spend most of our life maintaining the things that improve our looks but neglect the things that give us a better quality of life.
I am reminded of a story that a professor told me at chiropractic college. He talked of how his practice was right next door to a hair salon (just like mine). He said they had a snow storm hit and they got about a foot of snow. His phone was ringing off the hook with cancellations and as more patients cancelled he noticed that older ladies and men were drudging through the snow to get their hair done. I grew up in a hair salon so to speak, because my mom is a hairstylist, so I saw this first hand. School cancellations due to snow and my mom still had a full salon nothing got in the way of a good day.
Then we get into working out and nutrition. Both are of great importance. They are key factors to overall wellness that many don’t get reminded of until the start of the new year or we have a health scare. Nutrition and working out need to be planned and coordinated to make sure you get the most out of what you are doing safely and above all else without injury.
Your focus needs to be on overall wellness. Making the right choices to have a better quality of life. The right nutritional choices, the right way to exercise and above all else taking care of your spinal health because without a healthy spine life is limited. Your greatest asset is your health don’t wait until it is too late to realize the importance of a healthy body.
P.S. I am here to help. Our weight loss and nutritional programs are a great place to start. I am also a certified trainer and can give you some guidance on making the most of your time working out at home or in a gym.