Everyone these days is talking about “wellness” and the “wellness lifestyle” but what is this elusive state of being? The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Wellness health is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Therefore this is a dynamic PROCESS that we have to constantly work at.
So how do we work at being well?
You must sit and take a conscious evaluation of your mind, body and soul – are all three out of balance (most people these days!)? If so, you must develop strategies for improvement in each category. As a Chiropractor, my main priority is helping with the health and wellness of the BODY (and therefore influencing the mind and soul). Many people begin chiropractic care for a spine-related concern – a REACTION to something outwardly affecting how their body functions. They are often surprised that chiropractic care is actually about restoring the integrity of their nervous system, which controls every cell, and tissue of the body. That’s when they understand why many of our practice members choose to continue with some type of ongoing maintenance or wellness care after they feel better. Why? Because wellness care (or regular chiropractic adjustments) are PROACTIVE and work with you in the PROCESS of achieving overall wellness.
As a Chiropractor, I also act as a health coach. I have a Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics (human movement and physiology) as well as my Chiropractic Diploma. I can act as a great resource with advice about getting enough exercise, restful sleep, plenty of water, quality nutrition or a positive mental attitude. REMEMBER: staying healthy is easier than getting healthy!
“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~ ”