What is the Value of Your Health?
By Sara Butler
A large part of being a chiropractic patient is being open to learning. It’s the mission of a chiropractor to educate their patients about their bodies and the way they treat them. Being proactive about your health means to value your health – but what does that mean exactly? Life can be busy, and to value your health means to make it a priority in your life. Here’s some advice from the chiropractic perspective to help you understand the true value of your health.
The Many Aspects of Health and Wellness
When chiropractors talk about health, they mean more than just how you feel physically. Of course, your physical body is essential, but it still only comprises one piece of the health puzzle. Another aspect of health and wellness often overlooked is emotional wellness, which can have a direct impact on your physical health and wellness.
Think of it this way: When you’ve experienced an emotional trauma but not dealt with it appropriately, it can start to creep into other areas of your life that do have an impact on your physical health. That’s why expressing your emotions and learning to manage them appropriately is a huge component of overall health.
Your Social Bonds
Another way to stay healthy is to make sure the social bonds in your life are strong. When you have a strong support system of family and friends it has a positive impact on your overall health as well. The most important relationship to cultivate in your life is the one you have with yourself, but knowing you have people you can depend on goes a long way in helping you to cope with the everyday circumstances of your life.
Your Work Life
This may seem like a pipe dream, but finding an occupation you enjoy can make a big difference on your health and wellness. Many people feel as if they are trapped in occupations or professions they don’t feel are rewarding or they are valued, and that is a drain on you emotionally and physically. You can’t be happy and healthy when you dread going where you spend a majority of your waking hours during your work week.
How does this all come together? Well, when you have all these facets of your life balanced, then your health will thrive. This means you can live life happy and healthy, without relying on medicine or doctors to help keep you going. Seeing a chiropractor can certainly help you to feel better physically, but putting together all the pieces of your health and wellness puzzle is the only way you can feel in the driver’s seat when it comes to your own health.
If you ever have questions about how to strike the right balance, or you worry your physical health is being threatened by other factors, discuss it with your chiropractor!