By Trinity Chiropractic
We’re here to remind you that health goes beyond just your physical condition. Remember there are six aspects of your health that need attention:
Mental | Social | Spiritual | Environmental | Emotional | Physical
So, in a special three-part blog series we’re going to share some suggestions to revitalize your health, two “parts” at a time for the entire month of March. While life is hectic, we know you can do this. Why? Because it’s important, refreshing and fun!
Try to do something on the list each day. Do your best and you’ll be feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world (oh, and don’t forget to get a friend involved, too). Shall we get started?
Lets Start with Your Mental Health
Make the best out of every moment in life!
Our mental health affects the way we think, act and how we handle and get through life. It has to deal with issues such as anxiety, decision making, and simply put, our sanity. It’s often overlooked, unmentioned and sometimes forgotten about (sadly). But, it’s just as important as your physical health, because after all, all the pieces of our health come together for your overall wellness. So, this month, focus on the forgotten:
Set an exciting goal. Look for that new job you’ve been wanting, sign up for a 5k or challenge to keep your mind focused on something new and positive.
Take a break. Take a nap, watch that romantic comedy you’ve been wanting to, or plan that weekend getaway you so badly need. You deserve it, and you need it.
Keep it positive. Life is always going to be hard, so you might as well make the best of it! Plus, your positivity influences those around you, so make someone smile today with a brighter, refreshing outlook on life!
Rid your life of a stressor you’ve been avoiding. Do your laundry, deal with the stack of bills that’s been staring at you or initiate that tough conversation you’ve been meaning to. You’ll feel so much better after the weight has been lifted.
Make time for the things you love most. Take a walk in the park, enjoy a picnic, read a book, get a manicure/pedicure, watch the sunset or take a walk with a loved one. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it!
Get regularly adjusted. Your mental health is directly related to your nervous system. Make sure it’s in tip-top condition.
Next up, Your Social Health!
Your social health is how well you maintain healthy, positive relationships with those around you. By nature, we’re social creatures. So, it’s important that you have a sense of belonging and that your social needs are met and fine-tuned. So, here’s a few ideas to help your social life flourish this month:
Call a long-time friend and setup a coffee date to catch up.
Plan it! You know that ladies night out, weekend getaway or social event you’ve been craving? Now’s the time to send out the email or texts and get it on the calendar.
Pick up the phone. Call that long-time friend you haven’t talked to in months (or years)! It will feel so good to catch up.
Join forces. Call a friend to get groceries with you or ask a friend to do this health challenge too, it’ll be even more fun to share the experience with someone!
Find a sense of community. Whether joining a non-profit or volunteering somewhere for an afternoon, remember that your health is just as important as the health of your community, so give back.
Avoid unhealthy relationships. We all have them, but life’s too short to let other people get you down! Make an effort to spend time with people who are positive, happy and who will encourage and support you.
Itching to plan a picnic or call your old friend? Great! We’re here to help you achieve true wellness. And, while we believe chiropractic is part of your wellness, there’s so much more to your health. Let us know if you’re going to give this a try, we’d love to support and encourage you along the way.
Tell your friends and get started! You’ll have a better chance to stay on track when you have accountability. Plus, doesn’t planning movie night sound fun? Stay tuned for more ideas in part 2 and 3 coming later this month.
Good luck and enjoy your most productive, refreshing month, ever!
Introducing Chiro Corner
Trinity Chiropractic has been delivering quality chiropractic care to the Stittsville and Kanata community since 1996. Dr. Jeff Lowthian and the staff at Trinity Chiropractic will be providing readers with tips relating to health, chiropractic care and general wellness. Check in to Chiro Corner for a common sense approach to chiropractic care.
About Dr. Jeff Lowthian, B.Sc. D.C
Before I experienced chiropractic for myself, I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical. Like many of you who may be considering chiropractic, I used it as a last resort treatment for a chronic low back problem (even though I was a teenager, I had chronic back pain starting at the age of 13 while playing competitive hockey). The results after just a few adjustments were fantastic. I felt like I had regained my life, as well as discovering a passion that I wanted to share with others. Now, as a Chiropractor, I see how it makes perfect sense to make chiropractic your first choice on the path to better health! I have two amazing kids: Trinity and Graydon (look for their artwork in our office). I also enjoy contributing to the safety of our community and work as a volunteer firefighter here in Stittsville. When I have the time, I enjoy a variety of sports including cycling, cross country skiing, golf, and hockey.
Is Your Life in Balance?
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Faulty foot mechanics may lead to a number of overuse syndromes that can produce localized foot pain and/or leg, knee, hip and even pain into the spine.
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