Inspiration for Better Wellness

What is wellness?

It is the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health.

Wellness is more than just exercise or proper nutrition, overall wellness can also include:

  • Social wellness
  • Emotional wellness
  • Spiritual wellness
  • Environmental wellness
  • Occupational wellness
  • Intellectual wellness
  • Physical wellness

Here are some famous quotes to inspire your wellness journey.

“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” Joan Welsh

“Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.” Joseph Addison

“My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.” Terri Guillemets

Wellness inspiration Huron Church Chiropractic

“Live in rooms full of light. Avoid heavy food. Be moderate in the drinking of wine. Take massage, baths, exercise, and gymnastics. Fight insomnia with gentle rocking or the sound of running water. Change surroundings and take long journeys. Strictly avoid frightening ideas. Indulge in cheerful conversation and amusements. Listen to music. ” A. Cornelius Celsus

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” World Health Organization

“If you are able to see the interrelatedness of mind and body, sensitivity towards your body becomes much sharper. Therefore, the maintaining of good health also becomes easier.” Lobsang Tenzin

Health Review

How to be healthier Huron Church Chiropractor Windsor On Anytime is a good time for a review of your overall health.

Here are the actions to take:

  1. List what you do on a daily/weekly/monthly basis to maintain your good health.
  2. List the unhealthy activities you engage in.
  3. Write a plan to eliminate the unhealthy aspects of your life.

The first step will help you feel accomplished by documenting the ways you maintain good health such as by regular exercise.

By writing down the unhealthy activities in the second step, you’re acknowledging that there are areas for improvement.

By making a plan to eliminate the less-than-desirable aspects of your wellbeing, you’re documenting the steps and taking action.

Here are some articles to help you make your goals a reality:

Be sure to hare your plan and your goals with supportive loved ones, so they can help you.

All the best to you!

Why is Good Posture So Important?

Why is Good Posture Important - Windsor Ontario ChiropractorsGood posture means good health. Are you surprised? Remember that our spines are central to our structure. The spine is the ‘relay station’ of our central and peripheral nervous systems.

 

Good posture distributes the force of gravity through our body, ensuring that no structure is overstressed. Good posture helps our bodies be more resistant to the day to day stressors we experience in life.

Ideal postural alignment balances the distribution of body weight, which enables our muscles and ligaments to perform as designed. Proper posture also allows for improved circulation, digestion, nervous system and organ functioning.

Many conditions occur as a result of our bodies being held in an unnatural position. Problems with back pain, neck and chronic muscle strain can all be reduced by proper posture.

Good posture is essential to good health. When the spine is properly aligned our bodies function as it is meant to. 

If you’re looking to improve your posture, please call us for a postural assessment – 519-258-8544

Understanding Chronic Pain

Understanding and help for chronic pain Windsor OntarioDo you know someone who lives with chronic pain? 

Those suffering from chronic pain can understand that the physical pain they experience is only one element of a veritable cascade, which impacts every single aspect of their life.

First of all, just being in constant pain is tough not just physically, but also emotionally, and depression is a common diagnosis with chronic pain sufferers. Just imagine not knowing if or when the pain will ever subside. Think about starting every day for the rest of your life in terrible pain. Imagine friends, family and co-workers doubting the severity of your condition.

Now imagine being in pain – nighttime is a nightmare! Sleep is difficult, there is no comfortable position, there’s no break from the pain, even at night.

So, the chronic pain sufferer begins another day, tired, exhausted and in pain. They are not as physically active as they once were. They are not able to enjoy the activities they once did. Through this cycle, the chronic pain patient may gain weight, see friends or family less and slowly disassociate more from the world.

Now consider that a comfort to the chronic pain sufferer may be food, alcohol or drugs. These temporary and dangerous distractions may have long-term implications: weight gain, personality change and addiction. These factors may further deteriorate the already strained relationships with friends and family. These factors may further isolate them.

For chronic pain sufferers who have been prescribed pain relief medication, they are just “masking” the actual cause of the pain, and there will still be limitations on their physical abilities and overall quality of life… not to mention the opioid addiction crisis in Ontario and across North America.

The best way to avoid chronic pain and the cascade of associated problems is to be proactive and avoid pain from the start. Stretch, exercise, eat healthily and live a life with balance.

And when in pain, seek help immediately.

When your body is in pain, it’s a sign that “something is not right”. Seek to treat the actual cause of the pain, rather than covering up the painful symptoms up with drugs. When possible, utilize natural treatments to get you back into good health and to help you remain in good health.

Whether you’re in pain or feeling great, we’re here for you. Please call to schedule your appointment: 519-258-8544

Have a Great Day – Start with a Great Morning

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. — Marcus Aurelius

Happy and Healthy Morning HabitsResearch has shown that the most successful people in the world share similar morning habits. Many of these habits involve establishing a healthy start to the day. To find the extra time to add these healthy actions into your day, it’s recommended that going to bed at night and rising in the morning 5 minutes earlier, each day for a week.

Consider adding one of the following healthy morning ideas to your new routine each week.

  • Avoid sensory overload for the first half hour in the day and leave cell phones, TVs and other electronic devices off.
  • Drink water immediately after waking to help start your digestion and hydrate your body.
  • Open the blinds and if possible spend a few quiet moments outside.
  • Take 5 minutes to stretch, breathe deeply and listen to your body.
  • Spend 5 minutes doing one of the following:
    • Reading something positive or motivating
    • Meditate
    • Write in a journal
    • Listing things that you’re grateful for
    • Listen to music
  • Repeat positive affirmations to yourself
  • Take a few minutes to review your plan for the day and prioritize based on importance.
  • Eat a healthy, fresh and well-balanced breakfast.

When you are able to approach your day in a purposeful and calm manner, the benefits will last throughout even a hectic day. The healthy actions in your morning will compound and spread, positively affecting your entire life.

Mid Year Health Check-In    

Renewing health goals Huron Church Chiropractic Many of us may find it hard to believe that we’re nearly half-way through the year, but the calendar doesn’t lie!

With the bounty of summer nearing and all the fantastic outdoor activities available to us in Windsor and Essex County, now is a great time to review and renew our commitment to improved health.

How are you doing with your health goals? Are you more active? Healthier? Happier? Less stressed? Here are some considerations and healthy inspiration for you:

We’re here for you! If we can help you, please reach out to us. 519-258-8544