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Knowledge is Health and HEALTH Builds WEALTH!

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 11:40 PM

 

In 2012, 41 percent of adults (ages 19-64) reported that they had medical debt or trouble paying medical bills. Of those who reported difficulties paying medical bills or paying off medical debt, 42 percent (32 million people) said they received a lower credit rating as result of unpaid medical bills. (Source: The Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey 2012, April 2013.)

 

Do you realize that your daily choices on nutrition, exercise, preventive care, and natural health care can have a profound impact on your Health and Pocket? What are you doing to increase your Health Power and Financial Impact of it?

 

Every day Americans wake up and do a quick breakfast or NO breakfast at all as they rush off to run in the hamster wheel (work).

Day by day people clock in, and clock out 9-5, to a routine of fast food on the way home or a quick microwaveable meal full of chemicals that extend shelf life, yet decrease nutritional value when metabolized. This routine, decreasing the efficacy of providing the body with proper material for the building blocks of life within our bodies.

It is important to consider planning for these five important aspects:

Nutrition

Exercise

Rest

Fun

Natural Supportive Health Care

 

Families and individuals consider planning in many aspects which people consider important to their future. Things people take time to plan for are such things as Education, Savings to buy a home, budgeting to purchase a vehicle, wedding planning, retirement and more. Well, without Health all of the previously mentioned are null!

 

Here is why planning in each of the 5 areas is important:

Nutrition - FOOD is FUEL! People are too casual about their meals. When busy, or tired, many reach out for the first thing that may seem like food. That fast food can deplete your energy and expose you to disease or even cancer causing chemicals! Plan your meals and your body will thank you and your pocket too! Eating the wrong foods can be causing you pain, arthritis, and lowering your immune system!

Exercise - The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a clear, colorless fluid containing white blood cells that helps rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. Exercise not only strengthens your muscles but stimulates the pumping of millions of lymph vessels to cleansing your body and detoxifying it. Exercise also increases blood flow with nutrients and enhances oxygenation into each cell, tissue and organ. Remember that stretching is also an important phase of exercise.

Rest - Rest in an important factor in the rebuilding of tissue. Improper rest results in a weaker body. Also research has shown that decreased sleep may be correlated with Alzheimer's disease and even atrophy of the brain. Lack of sleep is also attributed for increase risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Fun - A Healthy balance between work, responsibility and fun is required for better health. Not enough fun can result in feelings of irritability, sadness, sleeping too much or not enough, weight loss, weight gain, or in straight-up negative thinking. When involved in recreational sports, travel and time with loved ones our bodies release endorphins which enhance the immune system and decrease the negative effects of stress. Taking the time to schedule a vacation or two in the year. Time for fun is much needed and under estimated!

 

Natural Supportive Health Care - Oil change, tire balancing and rotation, change wiper blades, coolant flushing, these are a few of the many routine maintenance procedures we go through with our car to enhance and prolong its performance. How about our bodies? A vehicle owner keeps the vehicle an average of 5 years, yet the average lifespan for men is 68 years for males and 73 years for females. So where does this maintenance plan come into effect in our bodies? Believe it or not, there are many things that should be considered necessary to just like a vehicle enhance and prolong the quality and performance of your Life Vehicle, your Body!Chiropractic, acupuncture, a nutritionist and many more should be part of this maintenance plan.

In the next few weeks, I will briefly touch up on these five subjects. The goal is to provide you with tools and ideas so that one step at a time you can improve the quality of your health and add Quality of Life to your Years! Make sure to follow our blog and email us with any questions or topics you would like to see covered. 

 

For a detailed spinal and health evaluation, you may set up an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Hastings at her office in Cooper City, FL by calling (954) 533-2614.




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