People are interesting. We love to procrastinate, even though we know we shouldn’t. We claim to like change, yet resist it. We have a tendency to act like we are immortal, so we do some pretty crazy things especially when we are young. We are aware of what is unhealthy, yet still decide to drink too much, smoke, eat fried foods, cheat ourselves on sleep, or not exercise. Unfortunately, life happens. There’s an event that alters our course. It’s the game changer that causes us to consider doing things a bit differently, to change our lifestyle. A game changer can be:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Chronic pain
- Excessive fatigue
But why do we wait until this point to change our lifestyle? Is it human nature? Is it denial of our own mortality? Whatever the answer, not waiting until we reach that game changer, is the ideal. For the benefits of preventative self-care save us from sometimes years of damage control. At some point in our life, we know that our choices are impacting our health. However, instead of acknowledging that reality, we choose to ignore that inner voice. We reason that we have time, we can change later. Or, “everyone else is doing it, so why can’t I?” This mentality has played a role in our society’s current health crisis – from obesity and type 2 diabetes to high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Yes, everyone else may be doing it too, but is it really worth it?
Ask those who have had a game changer experience and they will tell you it wasn’t worth finding out the hard way. They will tell you to make better lifestyle choices so you can benefit from healthy aging. Being proactive with your health is a lifestyle choice that will reap numerous benefits. The proactive choice of working with a chiropractor is one way to achieve that goal, but not all chiropractors are alike. Experience the Damron Chiropractic (DCW) difference with a team approach to your wellness. Combining chiropractic, massage, and rehabilitation not only increases the effectiveness of your treatment, but also the duration. Because retraining the body will allow it to function as it was meant to.
Avoid the game changers.