“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Take that home project that was supposed to be simple, yet turned into your worst nightmare. It started with changing out a light fixture and then turned into so much more. A blown fuse, bad wiring, and an extra hole in the wall.
This same saying seems to be applicable to our health as well; however, with a slight twist. We make the assumption that looking and feeling good equates to good health. As a result, if there are no obvious problems, then there’s no need to fix anything. Yet, how many times do you hear about people suffering major health setbacks without having any warning signs?
This wishful mindset needs to change if we truly value a life of wellness. Because, if not, then we are constantly living on the defense, which is exhausting and puts you at a disadvantage. If you are waiting for a health problem to arise before you take action, then you are already at a disadvantage – both financially and emotionally. It’s like relying on the view from your window to predict the weather. Because you don’t see evidence of a hurricane approaching, it doesn’t mean that it’s not coming.
Good health is our most treasured asset. Consequently, protecting this asset requires a proactive approach. This approach to our health is similar to the one we take with our dentist with regularly scheduled visits to prevent cavities. Also with scheduling regular visits with a pediatrician to ensure our children are thriving. We do this to prevent or minimize a health crisis.
The questions we need to ask ourselves are:
- Why to do we choose to avoid preventative health care when we know its benefits?
- Why do we choose to distrust the specialization of a chiropractor if we don’t have all the facts? Shouldn’t we care enough about ourselves to learn the truth?
- Don’t we deserve the best approach to wellness?
- What do we have to lose by being proactive?