Ever thought about your own health, the condition of your body right now, how you’re feeling right now, you’re state of wellness?
Busy is the new normal. Not only do we have no or limited time to focus on our health and wellbeing, even when we do, we get busy. It’s become an automatic, built in behaviour. You could say busy behaviour is an addiction.
Hi, Andrew here, Chiropractor and owner, Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Ctr.
I have a challenge!
Take yourself somewhere quiet, just for a short time. The car, walking the dog, sitting on the loo, in your office… Now ask yourself these 3 questions:
- Out of 10, with 10 being the best I could be, how would I rate my overall health and wellbeing?
- How many hours per week do I currently spend exercising?
- When I go food shopping do I choose health consciously?
Dr. Andrew Arnold says, ‘Wellness is about awareness’.
We take our health for granted all the time and then one day, we don’t have it. Suddenly, something as simple as walking the dog isn’t as easy; spending time with our grandchildren is hard work.
And here’s the thing! Good health is far easier to create and maintain than to get back!
In our practice wellness is about empowering and educating our clients about positive ways they can manage their bodies and wellbeing. This could be exercise, stretching, nutrition, mindfulness practice, seeing other practitioners, using posture aids…
Wellness is about knowing what to do and when so that you can best manage your own health.
Your primary practitioner maybe part of this picture…or not!
The goal is you drive your own bus. You’re clear on the destination and what needs to happen to arrive there.
Wellness is NOT about feeling great all the time. That’s not practical nor possible. It’s more about awareness, knowing when to slow down when you can speed up and what you need to have that happen.
Wellness is NOT about waiting for the pain, dealing with pain then waiting again for the pain to return. Pain is always the last cab off the rank and the first to go. Symptoms are often misleading and usually only reflect the tip of the iceberg.
I invite you to talk to your trusted primary practitioner about wellness, irrespective of their modality and start designing your plan.
About the Author:
Dr. Andrew Arnold is a Chiropractor, married to Dr. Linda Wilson, the Stress Specialist and has two children, Isaac and Bella. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.