If COVID-19 pandemic has taught Scottsdale anything, it’s that we need to be taking much better care of our health and our immune systems more now than ever. Fortunately, there are many ways in which we can change our lifestyles that can help accomplish this. Our Scottsdale Chiropractic team aim to use this article to guide you in the right direction to answer these questions and more.
The first is making sure that we are taking a close look and what our bodies need that they are not currently getting with the typical middle of the road diet. Unfortunately, so many of us rely on unhealthy food options as the majority of our daily food intake.
Many of these foods have very little to no nutritious value to our bodies and many may even be causing unnecessary harmful effects causing our bodies to be in a perpetual stressful state which in turn causes the depletion of essential vitamins and minerals that are body needs to operate at its intended optimal level.
We tend to expect our bodies to operate at their maximum capability all the time but fail to realize that we are reaching for those afternoon caffeine boosts to keep us going or to help wake us up in the morning because our bodies don’t have what they need to feel that energy boost we require without adding something artificial to get to that level.
If we truly take a look in the mirror and realize what we a continually doing to our bodies on a daily basis we can all see where it is that we need to improve.
Let’s talk about naturally boosting our immune system. We are a nation made up of obese, alcohol abusing, drug abusing, couch surfing, sedentary people who wonder why they get sick or feel horrible the majority of the time.
Maybe we should start to be responsible for our own health and not rely on anyone else for our own wellbeing. Everyone should have some sort of physical routine that involves some aspects of cardiovascular exercise, weight training, and stress relief.
Right now, we are in a panic because of a pandemic but more people are dying from a lifetime of poor choices than ever before. You can’t expect a mask to be your lifesaver if you smoke 2 packs of cigarettes a day and drink a 12 pack of beer.
We need to educate people on the necessity of physical health and the consequences of not making it a priority. It’s no one’s fault but your own if you choose live a lifestyle that leads to horrible consequences.
We all have choices in life and that is the freedom we want and choose but the blame has to begin with you and not some system that failed you. If you live an active lifestyle your chances of getting things like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, etc., are much lower than someone that chooses to live a sedentary lifestyle, but the choice is yours and the results are yours too.
What if we took physical activity as serous as we take this pandemic, I wonder how much better off we would be as a society as a whole. Why do we always think that there is some magical cure out there for a lifetime of poor choices? Maybe the cure has been in front of you the whole time and you have been thinking the wrong way on how and what you should be doing for yourself.
So, let’s start with these 7 simple things that will help you not only feel better but change your life long-term if made a permanent and routine.
Exercise Your Body Improve Your Mental State
We need to also make sure that our mental health is another one of our top priorities. Without having the proper mental health, it is extremely difficult to have overall optimal health. We need to take time out of our daily routines to make sure we both exercise and calm down our minds. Start by implementing a morning routine and create amazing intentions for your day.
If you don’t currently have a good morning routine then create one. Start by waking up 30-45 minutes earlier than normal. This will allow you to find some quiet personal time to accomplish some amazing things and promote your mental state.
Your morning routine should consist of first calming you mind with some basic mediation. Utilizing calming breathing techniques that help you to get into a deep relaxation state. While in this state you should focus on things that you are grateful for and what things positive you plan to accomplish with your upcoming day.
Also use this time to exercise your mind with reading and education. Your brain is like a muscle and needs to be exercised like every other muscle in your body. Find something you enjoy learning about or pickup self-help books that resonate with you.
This will help you to continue and grow in ways you never imagined. Don’t start your day with the depressing news on TV or what your so-called friends had for dinner on Facebook, just do things that put yourself at the center and block out all the negativity that exists in the world if just for the morning.
I promise if you start your day with this you will thank yourself and notice great emotional growth that you didn’t realize was possible. There is so much good around you everyday and most people want to focus on the bad.
That kind of mindset becomes toxic and overtime leads to things such as depression and anxiety which in turn tend to start to destroy the beauty of life and all that it has to truly offer. We need to smile and be happy for what we have and who we choose to share it with.
If you have toxic people in your circle, cut them out and you will soon see that you don’t need that type of negativity in your life. Don’t let your household become your prison.
Make sure you get outside and take in all the beauty that surrounds you that we all tend to overlook on a daily basis. Breathe in the fresh air and smell a few flowers if you want. Utilize all of your senses without distractions and I guarantee that you will have a huge smile on your face and your worries will melt away for that moment in time. Life is what you make it, so make it great!!
Gut Health Supplement Intake
Let’s talk about other natural things you can do to help your immune system operate exceptionally. All of us could use the proper nutritional supplementation in our lives. I’m not talking about taking some over the counter all in one multivitamin and thinking that’s all that you need.
I’m suggesting that you consult with a professional such as a naturopathic physician a few times per year. They have the ability to perform the proper tests that are required to get a baseline of your overall health and well being and help to form a game plan that will positively affect your body and ensure that your body is consistently operating at an optimal level.
They are able to prescribe to you the best pharmaceutical grade supplementation available and monitor how your body is changing over time. What if this was required for people instead of waiting until its too late and disease has already set in.
Weight Loss: Most of us have a few pounds we could lose. We all know how hard losing weight can be and usually is but it is another thing that we have to make a priority in order to maintain and reach our optimal health.
The old saying “you are what you eat” is very true. What you put into your body is either helping it or killing it slowly so we have to make smart choices when it comes to feeding it. It’s not rocket science but it can be an extremely hard change to make in our lives.
We all know deep down that if it comes in a box or you find it in the middle aisle of the grocery store than there’s around a 100% chance its not going to be a beneficial choice to make for your health.
These choices commonly consist of chemicals and preservatives that create harm in your body and the most typical of that is inflammation. We must realize that any type of inflammation in the body has dire consequences.
All of these consequences make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight and once you lose control of your weight it is extremely difficult to get back where your “ideal” weight should be. Why is it difficult? Because with inflammation comes pain and lack of energy.
It causes inflammation in the joints of your body, brain fog, lack of motivation, lack of stamina, and a poor mental attitude, all of which make it almost impossible to lose weight. We don’t realize how quick we can become addicted to these horrible foods and there is typically a detox period you must go through when trying to change your diet. It will not be easy but noting worth having is.
It’s never too late to start and all good things come with time. You don’t need a fad diet to lose weight you need a lifestyle change that consist of feeding you body the proper foods with proper portions while adding exercise.
That’s it. You have to give your body time to reach your goal in a healthy way. When you are at a healthy weight your whole body is allowed to operate at its optimal level.
Hippocrates is known as the father of healing and one of his most famous quotes was “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease”. So, what did he mean by that? Let’s explore the importance of spinal health and its vital role in your overall health and immune system function.
As I’m sure you know the brain controls all of the functions of the body and it does this by sending and receiving messages though the utilization of the spinal cord. So, the health of your spine is directly related to your overall health.
The nerves that exit the spinal column innervate and control all of the organs and tissues in your body. Those organs and tissues are dependent on that communication with your brain in order to keep you alive and healthy.
Unfortunately, most people don’t consider the health of their spine until they have some sort of trauma that in most cases causes pain or discomfort. That would be like not going to the dentist until you have tooth pain.
Maintaining your spinal health is one of the most important things that you can do to insure optimal health and nervous system function. If your brain is having problems communicating with the rest of your body because of a damaged or deteriorated spinal column your health is going to be affected in a major way.
Especially in times like these where the majority of people are working from home and most students having to homeschool, we are putting our bodies in horrible postures staring at laptops and iPads for hours at a time.
These abnormal postures are causing severe damage to people’s spines leading to interference with the brain body communication which leads to decreased health and advanced degeneration which will have lifelong consequences.
The good news is that though the advancements and continued research in the chiropractic profession we now have specialists that specialize in spinal rehabilitation.
These doctors at Functional Wellness Center in Scottsdale Arizona are certified in the technique called Chiropractic Biophysics. This specialized office has the ability not only to help but to correct any spinal and postural misalignments that someone may have.
We are discovering that because of the amount of time people are spending on electronic devices that it is causing sever damage to their spinal structure with a lot of people’s spines actually starting to collapse because of the hours upon hours they are spending in very poor postures.
Just think how well your body would and could operate with no stress between your brain communicating with the rest of your body. This would let your immune system operate at 100% and let your body be ready to defend itself from any outside influence that could cause damage.
This is why everyone should make their spinal health a priority and get checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic that specializes in Chiropractic Biophysics regularly.
This would take a major burden off of the whole medical community if everyone would make these appointments regularly and not wait until so much damage is done that, they feel they have to go the emergency room and take up valuable space that could be used for someone else in need.
Unfortunately, though people don’t want to make chiropractic are a priority until they feel pain which is not what chiropractic care was meant for. We need to concentrate on preventive measures for health and well-being instead of panic and counting on some sort of miracle to save us. It is more important now more that ever that we look at the body as a whole and treat it as a whole, because we are at a critical point in time that has been a wake-up call for all of us.
Our health is the most important and valuable thing that we have and we need to make sure that it is always a top priority in life. If you would like more information on Chiropractic Biophysics or know someone who does contact Functional Wellness Center in Scottsdale Arizona with all of your questions or concerns. They can be reached by phone at 480-874-3000.