Taking responsibility for your health and lifestyle choices is vital to you and your family’s well-being. We love seeing our patients and practice members getting younger and healthier every year as they commit themselves to Chiropractic Lifestyle Care and healthy lifestyle choices. Learn to love the things that are good for you and make them a priority.
Choose Your Own Hierarchy
If your Health Care Hierarchy has been crisis-motivated and you have been on a crisis roller coaster, choose to make self-care a priority and get yourself on track. Decide which self-care strategies are the most appealing to you and begin to make them a part of your lifestyle, one day at a time and one choice at a time.
Examples of Health Care & Self-Care:
Health Care – What you, utilizing the skills of trained health professional, do for yourself to keep your mind, body, and spirit healthy and functioning at your highest level health care professional.
Self Care – What you, utilizing your own thoughts, habits, and actions, do for yourself to keep your mind, body, and spirit healthy and functioning at your highest level.
Self-care would be brushing and flossing your teeth. Health Care is seeing a dentist. Self-Care is having good posture. Health Care is having a chiropractor examine and adjust your spine and nervous system.
Read more about health care and self-care in our 100YL article, Health Care Values of Stressless People.
Healthy Families = Healthy Generations to Come
Millions of families – three, four, and five generations of them – have been utilizing chiropractic care since birth or early childhood and are some of the healthiest people.
Listen to the 100 Year Lifestyle Podcast Episode 4- Parenting the 100 Year Lifestyle Way with Drs. Melendez, where Drs. David and Lorraine are on the other side and talk about parenting with Dr. Eric Plasker in an interview that will give you great ideas and empower you no matter what age your kids are!
You know what you need to do first. Follow your instincts. Get and stay on the path with Life-Changing Principle Number 2, The Persistence Principle: Change comes one choice at a time. Think progress, not perfection, and make every choice count!
Become An Expert
Become an expert in your ideal 100 Year Lifestyle by reading about the things that matter to your health to become well-informed and to support yourself in achieving your goals. You will also be better equipped to handle any crisis that might occur if you have prepared yourself through this educational process.
Build Your Team
Build your ideal self care (you and your family), health care (your chiropractor, nutritionist, and other lifestyle-based practitioners), and crisis care team (your medical doctor and local emergency clinic). You probably have many of these relationships already established, but there may be some that you need to add.
Do your homework. Ask your family, friends, and neighbors about their “team members” and make the appropriate appointments.
Meet your team and begin implementing the game plan that you know will make a difference for you.
People are living longer than ever. Enjoy the Journey!
Our generation is the first in history that is getting the advance notice that we are living longer.
The question remains, however: what will our quality of life be like along the way? Will we enjoy an active, healthy, purposeful life with meaningful relationships?Or will we follow the path of the many elderly now residing in nursing homes?
When it comes to health care values, how will we raise our children differently? Read more about health and health care in our 100 Year Lifestyle article, Health Care Is Rising–What You Need to Know.
Bring a Friend Along For The Ride
Nobody wants to get to 100 alone. Share this process with others now so that you can enjoy the journey together for 100 years and beyond!
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