By: Katie Lisbon CCCA, CPLC
There is no greater treasure than the value of good health, yet it is the first thing sacrificed when life starts to get “busy.” We are all too familiar with the daily struggle of balancing work, home life, social life and taking care of ourselves. But when life calls, it’s too easy to place other responsibilities ahead of health on the list of priorities. Truth is we are nothing without our health, once our health starts to falter all of our other responsibilities and commitments suffer. Don’t let the inability to work, look after your family or spend time with friends, be the wake-up call that it’s time to start taking care of yourself. Instead, let each passing day add to the strengthening and preservation of your health so when you need it most, it’s there for you.
Best Practices To Maintaining Your Health and Wellness
Health and wellness is made up of a lot more than just your physical condition. We all have different physical abilities, but we all require physical exercise every day. Dedicate 4% of your day or one hour to being physically active. Your physical body is important, when you don’t use it, you lose it. By scheduling an hour, per day, dedicated only to your physical health and well-being you will be surprised how other priorities in your day will fall into place.
Emotional wellness is another element that can directly contribute to your physical well-being. If you’ve been through emotional traumas, or feel emotionally frustrated, these feelings can manifest in to physical pain and begin to affect other areas of your life. It’s always best to express your emotions responsively and openly. By managing your emotional stress, you are less likely to indulge in health hindering behaviors or hurt others emotionally around you.
Maintaining strong social bonds with family, friends or your community is another way to strengthen your health. Study after study shows the importance of having strong social connections when it comes to your health. The most important relationship you’ll have is with yourself, but a sense of community and sharing with others is also a critical element.
Nutrition is crucial to good health. What we fed our bodies is how we fuel our bodies. Every exchange in our body relies on the nurturance we provide it to thrive. Just to name a few examples of how proper nutrition and hydration contributes to good health includes the ability for our bodies to heal, support a healthy immune system, maintain a health body composition, balance hormones, prevent disease, support quality sleep and keep every system with in our body functioning properly. Providing your body with adequate macros, vitamins, minerals and hydration is key to overall health.
Enjoying what you do in life is another important aspect of your overall health and wellness. So many people feel like they are trapped in professions they don’t find rewarding or that actually drain them physically and mentally. Taking a toll on their overall health and wellness. If you can’t recapture the joy in what you do, begin setting goals and taking steps towards a career that you will enjoy.
Living Your Best Life
When you live by these best practices life will have a since of balance and your health will thrive. You will feel empowered and in control of your health. You will learn to adapt to the crazy curve balls life throws your way instead of sacrificing one of life’s most treasured gifts, your health.
Here at Rosenberg Chiropractor our goal is to help you get back to the things that matter most. We understand the importance of good health and how pain symptoms or injuries can get in the way of best practices. Our techniques can identify issues before they reach pain symptoms or worse become chronic conditions. Chiropractic care is a conservative, non-invasive and gentle approach to pain relief and correction. Take control of your health today by making chiropractic care a regular regiment in your routine towards strengthening and preserving your health. To learn more on how you can benefit from chiropractic care give us a call!