This past weekend, I traveled to Florida to celebrate my Mom’s 84th Birthday. It was an amazing family experience, as I got to celebrate with my Mom, one of my sisters, my brother and his family, and several lifelong family friends.
Sitting at my Mom’s breakfast table provides a view of her parking lot. From here, I can clearly see the decline of health in Florida, and surely America. It’s a parade of men and women in their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Most of them are stooped in their posture, using walkers, canes or wheelchairs. In speaking with my Mom, her friends, and others I meet, they are all too happy to share their litany of health problems:
-Congestive heart failure
-Degenerative Joint Disease
-Degenerative Disc Disease
-Every imaginable pain in every imaginable place
-Gall Bladder problems
and more and more and more.
My favorite saying is, “Your health is your most important asset. What are you doing to protect it?”
I have no doubt that most of these individuals, my Mom included, when they were in their 50’s and 60’s, thought they were healthy, and that they would stay that way.
How did they lose their health?
Will they ever regain it? You can’t just close your eyes, click your heels three times and say, “I want my health back!”
What are YOU doing to ensure that you protect your MOST IMPORTANT ASSET – YOUR HEALTH!
Last week I had a discussion with a patient about her progress, and I recommended that she view her chiropractic care as an investment over the course of her lifetime. She questioned me about that, and I replied, “Look at all the great things you are doing for yourself. Yoga, diet, proper sleep, exercise. Would you ever consider giving them up? Her answer was “no.” Your regular visits here help your Nervous System, which controls and coordinates everything that happens inside you, work the BEST it can. Why would you want to give that up? She agreed, and made a commitment to a lifetime of care.
I don’t know about you, but I plan on hiking Mount Sanitas every Friday into MY 80’s. I plan on traveling and living my life healthy for many years. I am not going to be one of those people I see from my mom’s breakfast table. Everything breaks down eventually. What are you doing to ensure that YOU last as long as possible?