Health is not merely an absence of disease. To be healthy consider these 5 keys to health.
1. Healthy Nervous, Respiratory & Vascular System is first of of the 5 keys to health
Chiropractic Adjustments. Chiropractors focus on restoring and maintaining the health of your joints, muscles and nerves through the use of an adjustment. A spinal or extremity adjustment can restore normal movement, relieve pain and stimulate higher function of your brain and nervous system resulting in a renewed sense of vitality.
Proper Posture. Posture affects and moderates: spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, sympathetic function, homeostasis, autonomic regulation, breathing and hormone production. Sound pretty important! American Journal of Pain Management, 1994
Decrease Drug Use.
2.Positive Mental Attitude Decrease Stress is the second of the 5 keys of health.
Choose Happiness. Take time to relax.
3.Exercise is the third of the 5 keys of health. Cardiovascular training: 3-5 times per week, (minimum 20 continuous minutes). Weight training: 3 times per week. Stretching: daily. Oxygen: 5-10 deep breaths per hour. If dizzy or light headed, STOP. From 35-60 years of age your oxygen uptake decreases 35%.
4.Sleep & Injury Rest is the fourth of the 5 keys of health. Sleep 7-8 hours per night. The body heals, repairs & grows with rest. The immune system is boosted thru rest. Prevent injuries. During daily activities: take breaks & decrease repetitive activities.
5.Nutrition is the final of the 5 keys of health. The body is designed for raw foods: nuts, grains, fruits, vegetables & a protein source. Water: Drink 40% of your body weight in ounces ______ oz per day. 70-90% of your body is water. • Be responsible for your health.
• Be proactive & maintain your health before you become ill or injured.
• Once you lose your health it is difficult to regain.
• Health is about taking care of your body for the long term.
• Health is hard work & requires discipline, but you are worth it!