When we aren’t at our healthiest in life, we will most likely turn to a quick fix to get us back to where we want to be.  There are pills for everything and advertisements for a quick fix are a dime a dozen.  When all else fails, we are sure that surgery is the solution for our health issues.  When we feel we are getting sick, we turn to the internet for answers.  This kind of response to health is a reactive approach.  We react when the health problem happens.

Be Proactive About Your Health

Instead of responding reactively, take a proactive stance on health.  We make choices each and every day that affect our lifestyle, so it’s up to us to take matters into our own hands to be proactive about our health.  Having a reactive response and searching for the quick health fixes will only temporarily mask the pain and health concerns.  Instead, seek to treat the root of the problem by taking the time to be proactive so that you can drastically reduce or even completely eradicate your health concerns altogether.  The ultimate goal of a proactive approach to your health is to stop health issues before they start so that you can live life to its fullest.

A Proactive Approach Starts with Self-Care

Your primary goal may be to manage symptoms before they turn into a full-on health concern, or you may be even more proactive in that you live the healthiest lifestyle you can to avoid, to the best of your ability, any sickness, pain, or symptoms at all. Either way, you must start with self-care.  If you wait until the issues are full-blown, then most of your time will be spent playing catch up by managing illness or pain.  Put your health and wellness first so that when it seems a health problem is arising, you are already ahead of the game and can manage the symptoms before they get worse.  You can practice self-care by listening to your body and paying attention to what it needs.  Eat right, exercise, drink plenty of water, and get appropriate amounts of sleep at night so that your body is ready and equipped to fight off any illnesses before they worsen.  While listening to your body is a great way to practice proactive health, it may not always be enough. Chiropractic care has also been shown to be a form of proactive healthcare that can stop problems before they start.  In fact, this form of proactive health has been known to work so well that sports teams have begun to integrate chiropractic care into their regimens to ensure players lead a healthy lifestyle.

Chiropractic Care Can Help

Spinal health is essential to ensuring all your body systems are working properly and efficiently.  Regular chiropractic visits help to remove spinal misalignments which in turn remove nerve interferences that block communication between the central nervous system and other systems.  A chiropractic adjustment removes this interference so communication is restored.  Not taking care of your spine can lead to an array of health problems.  Be proactive and visit a Charlotte chiropractor to ensure your spine is at optimal health.  For more information on how spinal health can improve overall health and wellness, schedule a consultation with Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic today.

 

Sources

Miners, A. “Chiropractic Treatment and the Enhancement of Sport Performance: A Narrative Literature Review.” The Journal of Canadian Chiropractic Association, 2010 Dec; 54(4): 210-221. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2989393/.