Have you ever wondered what the #1 thing is that determines someone's level of health? During the last 12 years as a Maple Grove chiropractor, I've seen a common theme that appears to be the main factor in health. And to be honest, it’s most likely not what you think!
Many of us think it’s a healthy diet. Others are probably thinking it’s getting enough exercise and movement throughout the day. There’s another group that is convinced that health is based solely on genetics. And really the list can go on and on. But the truth is, that while all of these factors are important in our overall health, they aren’t the #1 thing that I see among my patients that really makes all the difference in their health journey.
So What Do Maple Grove Chiropractors Think Is The #1 Factor For Health?
What I believe is the #1 factor that leads to success in health is that an individual has become 100% invested in their health and they have taken 100% responsibility. And once they’ve done that, they then take the necessary actions that lead to a healthy lifestyle day in and day out.
Now of course there are circumstances in our life that are out of control, I get it that some of us haven’t been dealt the best hand. And I understand that some of us have some initial limitations in the things that we’re able to change. But regardless of our situation, regardless of where we’re at, we are able to optimize and maximize the potential health that we’ve already been given.
What Are The Top 3 Questions You Can Ask In Regards To Your Health?
- Do I have any health blind spots? Are there things that I’m potentially unaware of that I’m doing that are detrimental to my health or things that I’m missing that should be a part of a healthy lifestyle?
- Are there areas of your health that you know you need to make a change and you have simply been putting them off and ignoring them? Or maybe waiting for someone else to come and fix it?
- What is a simple action that I can take today that would have a positive effect on where I’m at in terms of my health? Many of us say our health is important, but then our actions and lifestyle don’t align. Start making a small change today.
Now, to some this message might sound harsh, but let's reframe that, because it’s actually meant to be a message of empowerment. It’s empowering, because when we recognize that it is ultimately up to us to control our health, it also gives us the ability to change it. So I encourage you to step up and take control of your health, because at the end of the day, the best person to take care of you, is you.
If you're curious to see if our Maple Grove chiropractors at Total Spine can help as a part of your wellness team, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us today!