Right now, you are the sum total of all the decisions you’ve made to this point in your life. Your current health status is a direct result of every choice you’ve ever made. Your life, for that matter, is a result of the decisions you’ve made. Every single day you are faced with multiple decisions that will have a direct impact on your quality of life. Although you may not feel the impact of your choice right away, it’s definitely shaping your future.
Think of it as a health savings account. Every day, multiple times throughout the day, you get to choose whether you make deposits or withdrawals from this account. When you choose to eat foods that fuel your body, nourish your cells, and fulfill your genetic requirements (Eat by Design) you are making a deposit into your health savings account. When you choose to eat foods that will slow you down and clog you up (think grains and sugar as the biggest culprits) you are making a withdrawal from your health account. When you choose to Be Mobile, Go Fast, Lift Heavy, and Move Slow (all the components of Move by Design), you make a deposit. However, when you choose to participate in the wrong types of exercise (like chronic cardio or lifting high repetitions of low weights) or to not move at all, you are making withdrawals.
The same concept applies to all dimensions of wellness. Beyond physical health, we also have social health (our ability to interact with, and relate to, others), spiritual health, emotional health, environmental health, occupational health, financial health, and intellectual health. All of these dimensions have savings accounts associated with them. Again, we get to choose when we make deposits and when we make withdrawals.
Investing our time and energy into family and friends deposits into our social account. Having a relationship with God, spending time reading the Bible and having an active prayer life makes deposits into our spiritual account. Being proactive instead of reactive in our emotional response to a situation or stress deposits into our emotional account. Saving or investing our money wisely and living with little to no debt builds our financial account. Reading, playing brain teaser games, and life-long learning count towards deposits into our intellectual account. Having a job that we feel we enjoy and feeling as though we are contributing to our family and/or society through our work deposits into our occupational health account.
The more you deposit into any and all of these accounts, the greater health and wellness you get to experience. And, the bigger the reserve, the more you can afford to make a withdrawal every now and again without it having a huge impact on the bottom line. For example, if you Eat by Design 90% of the time, having an occasional slice of pizza or piece of cake is not going to have the same impact as it would if pizza and cake were your normal choices.
Foundational to all of this, though, is the choice to maintain a clear brain-body connection. When you choose to keep your brain-body connection clear and to maintain a functioning and healthy nerve system through chiropractic, everything else works better. It amplifies the size of your deposits. Conversely, not having a clearly communicating nerve system can also amplify the size of your withdrawals. But again, it’s your choice.
We believe that you were designed to be extraordinary. We believe that you were designed to experience wholeness in all aspects of your life. We also believe that YOU are the one that chooses whether that’s going to happen for you or not. YOU choose whether you make deposits or withdrawals. YOU choose to Eat by Design or not. YOU choose to Move by Design or not. YOU choose to pursue healthy and fulfilling relationships or not. YOU choose to pursue spiritual health or not. YOU choose to achieve and maintain a clear-brain body connection or not. NO ONE CAN MAKE THOSE CHOICES FOR YOU – IT’S UP TO YOU! But, we are here to help you, guide you, encourage you and empower you. That is OUR choice and we’re honored to do it.
Choose today to Live Life and THRIVE!