Resolutions vs. Lifestyle Choices: Start the Year Up Right
By The Joint Corp.
It’s that time of the year again. Just look around you. Seems like everything revolves around New Year’s resolutions, most of which involve health. Health clubs are full of new, excited and seemingly motivated people all striving for that new body, a rippling abdominal six-pack and a more productive life. The problem with most resolutions is that without a commitment to change, they don’t last. Resolutions are simply temporary emotional highs created by the hype of letting go of the past and striving toward the new. History has proven that these resolutions are broken every day by those who mean well but fall short of their desired goal. Lifestyle choices, on the other hand, are commitments to embrace tomorrow’s new ways and let go of yesterday’s old. Start the year up right by making a lifestyle choice.
It’s no secret that good health plays a significant part of getting ahead. The irony of it all is that people will sacrifice their bodies every day chasing the almighty dollar, but will give it up in a heartbeat to regain their health. That’s kind of like putting the wagon before the horse. Regardless of what you desire to achieve, the one thing that will prevent you from becoming all you are capable of -- more than anything else -- is your ability to perform at your peak. You want to feel good, look good and be your best. Making your health a priority is the key to living a productive life full of activity, fulfillment and joy. As important as money may be to all of us, without good health it loses its luster.
There are so many things in life you have no control over. Although you don’t have total control of your health, you do have a major influence in doing the right thing today to increase the odds of reaping the benefits tomorrow. Unlike resolutions, lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, adequate sleep, nutrition and a properly functioning spine all play a valuable role in promoting good health and peak productivity. Below are just a few values and benefits derived from committing to these lifestyle choices:
- Feeling better physically
- Performing better mentally
- Reacting better emotionally
- Not losing days at work due to illness
- Increased productivity resulting in more money in your pocket
- Preemptive (preventative) care
- More quality time with your family
Don't lump your desire for a better life in with resolutions. Start the year out right with a clean slate. Focus on what will improve your life in the long run, not just some temporary “fix” that won’t last. Think of this year’s resolutions as active lifestyle choices and make the commitment to embrace real, lasting change.
The Value of Chiropractic as a Lifestyle Choice
Regular chiropractic care has been shown to produce reparative and preventative benefits in the body. When one or more joints become restricted in the spine, it causes a lack of motion that, in turn, can cause an interruption of the nerve communication from the brain to the body. Since the central nervous system controls and coordinates every cell, tissue and organ of the body -- you breathe because of your central nervous system -- this interruption can inhibit your health and ultimately your performance and productivity. Licensed doctors of chiropractic such as those at The Joint Chiropractic, referred to as DCs, apply a gentle, targeted movement to the restricted joints to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities, thereby enhancing nerve function. This highly controlled procedure is known as a chiropractic adjustment.
Routine chiropractic care can result in increased daily activity. By improving joint mobility, your physical performance and overall function are positively affected, thereby helping you feel good again and regain the motivation to get things done.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, so what is keeping you from achieving your goals? Consider the fact that if it’s not time, then perhaps it’s your health. Have your spine checked for joint dysfunctions. Whether suffering from pain or not, keeping your body functioning at its peak may be one of the best investments you ever make. More and more people just like you are learning that chiropractic makes a much better vitamin than it does an aspirin. Don’t hold back any longer. Discover how millions of Americans have not only found relief from pain, but also a pathway to wellness and a healthier, more productive lifestyle by making chiropractic part of their healthy lifestyle choices.
About The Joint Chiropractic
The Joint Chiropractic is the largest network of chiropractic clinics in the United States and performs more than three million patient visits per year. We provide affordable personalized treatment plans, and accessible locations with evening and weekend hours that make it easier to experience the benefits of chiropractic and improved quality of life. To learn more and find the clinic nearest you, visit thejoint.com