Proactive Versus Reactive Health Care

Proactive Health Care advice Windsor On Here are Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre, we believe in a “proactive” health care model.

What is proactive health care?

Proactive health care involves continually taking steps to maintain good health before illness or injury occurs. By working to prevent the occurrence of disease, illness or injury; this model for self-care is better for our health care system and ourselves.

When we take action to monitor and manage our health, we reduce our dependence on our health care providers to manage our illness.

It’s easier to maintain good health than manage sickness.

What is reactive health care?

Reactive health is managing our illness, disease or injury which is more likely to involve surgery, medication, hospital stays, ER visits, chronic pain management, time away from work and a less active and happy life.

Proactive health tips:

  • Schedule regular visits to your primary physician, dentist and chiropractor
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Monitor your blood pressure and have your blood tested as recommended
  • Regularly perform self-examinations
  • Take steps to boost your immune system with vitamin C and antioxidants
  • Avoid pollution and toxins in and outside your home
  • Stretch and exercise regularly
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Stay hydrated, drinking plenty of water
  • Get restful sleep
  • Practice stress management techniques

Final considerations about proactive or preventative self-care:

  • You will be better able to avoid potential health problems
  • You will more likely to detect early symptoms of disease or illness
  • Early detection may help with treatment of your illness or injury

Regular chiropractic care is an important element of a preventative health care approach. We would like to be your partners in your proactive health strategy: Please call us to schedule your appointment and to discuss your wellness plan. 519-258-8544

National Health and Fitness Day

National Health and Fitness DaySaturday, June 3rd is National Health and Fitness Day in Canada: What a great opportunity to get your family active and take stock of your overall wellness!

Good health is more than just eating right; it’s about general wellbeing. Here are some suggestions to commemorate National Health and Fitness Day:

  • Plan some outdoor activities with the family
  • Enjoy quality down time together; keep the electronic devices away and have some real conversations
  • Prepare healthy meals together
  • Start a discussion with your family on how you can all be more active, healthier and happier

Enjoy!

How to Live a More Positive Life

We can get stuck in a negative frame of mind from even one bad experience. This negativity can affect your outlook, personal interactions, and overall satisfaction of life.

Social psychologist Alison Ledgerwood demonstrates why we tend to focus on the negative and what can be done to have a more positive outlook on life.

Can you change your thinking for a happy, healthier life?

  • Look for the positive in all situations
  • Write down a few things each day that you are grateful for
  • Share positive experiences with others
  • Forgive, be compassionate and move on

We wish you health and happiness.

Healthy Feet = Health Life

Foot Health Windsor Ontario Chiropractor OrthoticsMay is Foot Health Month in Ontario. The feet are the foundation of a healthy, active life and when you experience foot pain, it can affect many other structures in the body, such as knees, hips and back.

With so many different types of foot problems, now is a great time to make your feet a priority. Here are some healthy foot tips for you:

  • Practice good foot hygiene
  • Wear only good quality, breathable and well-fitting shoes
  • Examine your feet regularly for problems
  • Have a gait assessment performed to determine if you could benefit from an orthotic appliance
  • If you have any problems with your feet, visit your doctor
  • Be proactive and discuss with your doctor potential foot problems if you are pregnant or diabetic

In our lifetime we walk approximately 115,000 miles! To maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, we need to be sure our feet are in great shape for the long haul.

Please reach out to us if we can help you: 519-258-8544

Happy Easter!

For some Good Friday and Easter Sunday hold deeply religious meaning and for others, Easter is a time to celebrate new life, health and happiness with family and friends.

However you celebrate Easter week-end, the team at Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre would like to wish you a happy and healthy Easter.

Happy Easter from Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre

Our office will re-open on Wednesday, April 19th.

Volunteering is Good For Your Health

The Benefits of Volunteering Windsor Essex April is Nation Volunteer Month. Volunteering not only benefits your personal cause; it’s also good for your health!

Emotional

When we give to others, we feel better about ourselves. Volunteering can help create a sense of purpose in our lives and improves happiness.

Reduce stress

Focusing our time and energy on others helps put personal challenges in perspective. Reducing stress has many physical and psychological benefits.

Good example

Your commitment to volunteering sets a positive example for your family, friends and your community.

Extend your network

Volunteering to a cause you care about will place you in contact with like-minded people. These bonds can help create a sense of belonging, which will benefit you personally and professionally.

Learn and grow    

Volunteering can help with personal growth as you may learn a new skill, be challenged, mentally stimulated, meet new people and be more active in your community.

It may be hard for you to find time to volunteer, but the effects of your commitment will have far reaching positive implications for you and for your community!

If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities in Windsor – Essex, here are a few resources for you to check out.

WEVolunteer
Indeed.ca
Kijiji Windsor – Essex

Doing Your Best

You’re busy. You give it your all. Your to-do list seems endless. You’re pulled in a million directions, trying to keep up with work, family and household demands.

Are you truly taking care of yourself?

Windsor Ontario Chiropractor Scott Colasanti

Practicing self-care not only benefits you but also everyone and everything in your life.

Here’s a little inspiration for improved self-care:

  • Make good sleep a priority. It’s how your body recharges and heals itself.
  • Plan and prepare healthy meals in advance as a family activity. Give your body the fuel it needs to meet the day’s demands.
  • Take time for yourself every day. Exercise, take a walk, chat with a friend, try meditation or read.
  • Let go of comparisons. Everyone has unique gifts as well as struggles.
  • Be proactive with your health. Visit your doctor, get a massage and see your chiropractor regularly.

Remember that perfection is not only unrealistic, it’s also subjective. Instead of striving for perfection, congratulate yourself on doing your best.