The Road to Optimal Health
Chiropractic First takes a full body wellness approach with our patients, both in our treatment and in our educational workshops. This approach is founded on the five factors of good health:
1. HEALTHY NERVOUS SYSTEM
The nervous system controls our entire body. Chiropractic care is important because it helps relieve nervous system issues. When under chiropractic care, your body can express its full healing capacity and maintain the energy to operate at 100%. Eliminating drugs, medications and alcohol are vital to maintaining a healthy nervous system as well.
2. POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE
Achieving balance in life, reducing stress, and striving towards goals and dreams contribute to a positive outlook, which is a major step towards great health. With high stress or unresolved emotional issues, we cannot be healthy.
3. REGULAR EXERCISE
Use it or lose it. Our bodies are made for motion. Recent studies show that regular exercise can extend life by 40%! So get moving in some way! Walk, swim, ride. It doesn’t matter. Just do something now! If you can achieve factors 1 and 2 above, you will have the energy and desire to get out and exercise. This starts the momentum of doing the right things and getting them into your routine lifestyle.
4. PROPER REST AND RECOVERY
Most of us do not get enough rest. Listen to your body. To be vital and have vibrant energy, we must get rest. When you are ill, you must take off a few days or even a week to restore the immune system. If you are achieving the three factors above, you will be on a positive high, put out more energy and regulate your body. In turn, you will sleep more soundly and more efficiently and regulate your body.
5. PROPER NUTRITION
You’ve heard it many times: You are what you eat! Are you a lean strong celery stock or a floppy, fat cheeseburger? It is fun to splurge once in awhile, but our daily eating habits are vital to high energy and a healthy body. The positive momentum gained from achieving the above four factors helps provide the self-esteem, desire and routine to start eating right. You will want to eat the right things, instead of choosing the unhealthy foods that you think will make you feel better.
Chiropractic is the only healing profession that focuses on these five factors for health. Medications can only bring about temporary relief and surgery can only help for crisis repair. And both medications and surgery also have side effects.
Chiropractic care, along with the right actions taken for the other four factors can ensure optimum health for you and your family!