Prevent Your Health Weeds
Every Spring/summer residence of Overland Park and Olathe make their way to the lawn care stores and hire lawn service crews to tend to their lawns. Johnson county is out in full force laying down pre-emergents and fertilizers in their best efforts to prevent unwanted weeds that harm the health and look of their lawns. But, are we treating our bodies and health with as much respect for prevention? or, are we letting our bodies become ridden with weeds that are sure to create future health problems. This same analogy can be observed with most things of value in life, from cars and finances to houses and smiles/teeth. Most of us apply this “preventive principle” to everything of value in our lives–EXCEPT OUR HEALTH and certainly not our joints and nervous system. Ask yourself these questions: What am I, family, friends and co-workers doing to prevent unwanted “health weeds” this summer? What am I doing to prevent the health of my joints from decaying? What am I doing to enhance my adaptive ability and nervous system health? Today, what did I do to improve my health?
Clearly the most valuable thing we can own is good health, just ask anyone who has major health issues. I always find it ironic that the one thing that should be of most value to us is the one thing that is often put on the back burner and neglected. People constantly make decisions about their health and well-being based on short term finances and not on the long term. For example, someone might decide not to join a gym or see a chiropractor because of the monthly investment, but yet forget to look long term at the cost of decreased mobility, strength, joint motion, arthritis, bone density, diabetes, heart disease…. Just like the old saying goes “those that elect to spend their health to gain wealth will end up spending their wealth to later try to regain their health.”
Waiting until you MUST do something is always more costly and time consuming than preventive measures. Don’t wait for a crisis, think of maintaining, preventing, improving and maximizing instead of reacting, masking, treating and killing disease and symptoms.
Consult an Expert Just as you should consult a financial adviser if you inherited a large sum of money, create a team of trusted professionals that can help maximize your health. ( We have links to a few trusted health partners on our website but their are hundreds more out there and we are happy to help you build a team. Read our blogs and facebook posts, ask us exercise and nutrition questions.)
When you are feeling and functioning well is the best time to see a Chiropractor and get expert advise on your health and that of your joints and nervous system. Have a regular check up for you and your family it could be the best investment you could ever make.
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