As I watched my father hop on his bike a few minutes ago, tennis racket strapped to his back, it made me think of the value of being able to do life. He is 70 years old, and he is healthy. He has few signs or symptoms of anything. Takes one diuretic now for blood pressure (he has mildly increased BP, which I would tell him not to treat still), but he is otherwise without concern.
So as I was saying, he climbed on his bike to go play tennis (he invited me, but sadly, at 41, I have too many current injuries to go attempt that… sad, though I will heal); it made me think of those who are less than 70 who cannot do these things.
And thus it led me to think of you, my patients, those who are following my advice or guidance, who are younger than him, or myself, who are already heading towards a path of not being able to do. And I want to speak to YOU this morning. It is your opportunity that will slip away faster than you would think possible. Before you know it, you’ll be beyond that point where you can force yourself down the path of wellness. The path of being able to do all that you want. Once your balance goes, it is hard to get it back, once your shoulders become too inflexible and frozen, it is hard to get it back. Once the strength is sapped from your body from too much sitting, it is hard to get it back.
The two most paramount steps to lifelong function. Chiropractic care, to insure mobility of joint, and function of nerve. Exercise.
I talk about diet a lot, but you cannot out perform your sedentary life with a perfect diet. Just like you cannot “out exercise” the poor dietary choices that come with culture.
Your time for life and health is now, it is always harder to catch up. Be well, be blessed, looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July. – Dr. E