I would like to believe that it is a common goal for most people to stay or become healthy and happy. No matter how much money you have or how many toys you own, when you are sick or in pain you would most likely spend all of it just to be healthy and happy again. So what does it mean to be healthy and happy? Most people believe to be healthy is to be free of pain or discomfort. Although this idea is easy to comprehend, being healthy means so much more. When you are truly healthy you have a proper balance of mental, physical and emotional stability. Eating healthy foods and going to the gym does not make you a healthy and happy person if you are lacking other important factors in your life.
Taking time to focus on deeper issues in your body and confronting issues that you may not even have yet is key in your path to wellness. Exploring practices like massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, meditation and yoga are all actions that go the extra mile when it comes to your health. Just because we are unaware of something wrong in our bodies does not mean that the problem is not there, it means that the problem has not yet provided symptoms for you to notice. Being healthy and happy is being aware of your mind and body and giving it what it needs.
When we neglect ourselves of things that we need like muscle, mental or spinal health, we tend to gradually build stress in ourselves. Chiropractic for example, focuses on correcting the spine and structural system of any distortions in the spine called subluxations that prevent the nervous system from properly communicating with the body. Massage therapy breaks apart tension in our muscles and breaks up built up toxins and allows the body to dispose of them. Meditation and yoga help to alleviate mental stress and allows us to learn and maintain mindfulness. All of these practices are extremely important but are often overlooked because we are not in pain.
I urge you to look beyond pain and discomfort and ask yourself if you are truly happy and healthy? Are you doing everything you can to prevent future pain and disease? The path to health and wellness takes preventative measures and dedication. But once found, you will feel better than ever before. You will rid yourself of the fear of growing sick and unhappy. So why not go that extra mile to ensure a brighter and healthier future for yourself? Nobody else can do these things for us. We have to take the initiative and push ourselves and explore alternative options.