Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl title, was voted MVP for the fifth time, and was named the honorary 100 Year Lifestyle quarterback. Brady has shown that your chronological age doesn’t matter near as much as your mindset, your choices, and your lifestyle. Brady has made good nutrition, chiropractic care, massage, and a positive outlook the new standard of care for athletes of all ages who want to perform at their highest level for a lifetime. We call it 100:100, 100 percent for 100 years.
Brady has worked extremely hard to become the GOAT, the greatest of all time. He played his college ball at Michigan and was drafted number 199 in the 2000 draft. Six other quarterbacks were taken before him. Have you seen the images of what his body looked like when he was drafted? The experts said he was too slow, too gawky, and did not have confidence that he could lead their team. They could not measure his heart, desire, and commitment.
When Brady embraced the holistic path and longevity vision, he was an outlier. It was not yet chic. Brady has been quoted as saying, “Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything’s in place. As long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”
Now, athletes from nearly every professional sport utilize chiropractic care to heal quicker from injuries and perform at their highest level. It is even common to see chiropractors giving adjustments on the sideline during games.
Current Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice, some of the greatest players ever at their positions, have been huge chiropractic advocates for decades. Emmitt Smith is the leading rusher in NFL history. A perennial Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl Champion when he retired with over 18,000 yards, Smith said, “I thank God, my family, and my chiropractor.” Chiropractic care not only helped him heal quickly from injuries but he also used chiropractic care as a part of his lifestyle and training regime to keep him functioning at the top of his game.
Jerry Rice is considered the greatest receiver in the history of the NFL. His durability and work ethic is legendary. He initially sought chiropractic care because of a crisis after being injured on the field. After learning about the benefits of Chiropractic Lifestyle Care™ from his teammates he made chiropractic care a regular part of his training routine and lifestyle. He is a three-time Super Bowl Champion and today he is an official spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.
Another chiropractic advocate, 2012 Hall of Fame Semi-finalist Roger Craig, was a pioneer in the NFL. He is the only player to ever make the Pro Bowl as a fullback and a halfback, the first player to rush and receive for over 1,000 yards in a single season—a feat that took fourteen years to be duplicated—and he is the only running back in NFL history to ever lead the league in receptions. He is a three-time Super Bowl Champion and is the only NFL player to make the playoffs for eleven straight years.
Like many children, Roger began receiving chiropractic care at an early age and today, like the others, still receives Chiropractic Lifestyle Care. In fact, Roger endorsed the #1 bestselling fitness book, The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout, which he recommends for every athlete young and old because it stresses the importance of a healthy structure, spine, and nervous system with chiropractic care as a core part of the training. This balanced fitness plan teaches you as an athlete to Get Your ESS in Shape™—Endurance, Strength, and Structure—to help you maximize your performance, prevent injuries and support your longevity.
All three of these athletes took a tremendous beating over their careers which began in little league and continued into the pros. Chiropractic care as a part of their lifestyle, training, and overcoming injuries has helped show the world that you too can play high-level sports (or work a high-performance job, or parent a high-energy family) and retain your health when it’s over. You may even compete on Dancing With the Stars!
We’ve all seen videos of old time professional athletes who pounded their bodies into submission and became cripples when their career was over. This is not true for these three athletic superstars and it is no longer the norm as many professional, Olympic, and youth sports programs have chosen to make chiropractic care a core part of their programs and many of the leaders of the Olympic sports medicine team today are chiropractors.
Don’t wait for an injury. If you’re an athlete or participate in an exercise program, be like these Hall of Fame and Super Bowl Champions. Make Chiropractic Lifestyle Care your top priority.