Wellness is a Lifestyle

How are you progressing through 2017 with a resolve to be healthy? Have you been able to maintain some important lifestyle changes that contribute to your body not only becoming healthier, but staying healthy for a lifetime?   It’s very easy to slide back into some bad habits, especially if you are feeling pretty good.

Making decisions that contribute to overall good health and well-being have to come from an underlying, lifetime approach to health that goes beyond simply feeling good or looking good! We must come from the truth that our bodies are designed to heal and that we can enjoy an extraordinary level of good health when we simply look after what we have been given.

In previous entries, we have explored how sickness is either a result of our body not getting enough of what it needs, or getting too much of what it doesn’t need. When was the last time you asked yourself, “what do I need to add or what do I need to remove in order to improve my overall health and wellness?”   A patient recently told me that he was on the ‘3C diet’ – no cookies, cake or Coke!  Now that might be a good start, but we have to think in much broader terms. Overall health and wellness incorporates the physical, social, mental and spiritual.   Each of these areas of life may require some significant additions or subtractions in order to improve our overall health.

Health and wellness is a lifestyle. Good nutrition is a lifestyle. Exercise is a lifestyle. Stress management is a lifestyle. Prayer is a lifestyle. Spending time with family and friends is a lifestyle. Chiropractic care is a lifestyle.

Engaging in short-term activities (i.e. diet) that may make a measurable change (i.e. lose 10 pounds) for a period of time in any of these areas really has no lasting value.

Please join us most Tuesday evenings at 5:30 for a 30-minute workshop where we explore some of the great things that we can do in order to stay healthy and be well.

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