There is an abundance of things that we can do to stay healthy and well. While listening to a presenter in a seminar not too long ago, he mentioned three things. He said you need to EAT WELL, you need to THINK WELL and you need to MOVE WELL. He went on to say that if you can take care of those THREE things, everything else should fall into place.
Eat good foods and make good choices such as getting calories from organic foods. Organic foods don’t have a lot of pesticides or chemicals that can make us sick. There are high rates of cancer, heart disease and diabetes and most of these things are lifestyle diseases that can be prevented because it is lifestyle that causes them. If asked, “How do you prevent heart disease,” most people would say, “diet and exercise.” These things can be modified by changing your lifestyle and that means eating well.
When you eat well, you move well. Our bodies are designed to be healthy and active. If you don’t use your body and don’t exercise, it’s going to deteriorate and get weak. You need to move well and get plenty of exercise. On a micro scale, making sure that your spine is healthy is essential. There are 33 segments that make up your spine. If those segments are lined up and moving well, you’re going to have better flexibility and more comfort when you’re moving. This makes exercise easier and more enjoyable. Seeing a chiropractor to make sure that we have good alignment and good mobility within the spine is important. This will help you move well, exercise, run, lift weights and do all the other things that you like to do.
Another thing that is extremely important is managing or eliminating the stress in your life. If your mind is poisoned with negative thinking (stinkin’ thinkin’), it’s going to change your attitude. When your attitude isn’t good, your body is going to be in a negative state and then you’re going to view everything through that negative lens. You’re not going to see the world through beautiful rose-colored glasses and you’re not going to be looking at things with a bright, positive attitude. In the big scheme of things, your attitude really means everything. Someone can tell you, “No” but if they say it pleasantly and nicely, you can accept that answer. On the contrary, if someone says “No” in a nasty way, it can be offensive. It’s just really how we process and how we look at things.
Everything in the body doesn’t have to be super complicated. Eat well, think well and move well. Those are great tips and there are plenty of people to help you – including registered dietitians, yoga instructors, massage therapists, chiropractors, physical instructors and personal trainers. It is just a matter of finding the things that you like and the things that compel you to make healthier choices. When you keep adding healthy choices onto the ones that you’re already making, your body will continue to heal, grow and respond. All of these things can actually cause you to gain and improve your health throughout the course of your lifetime. Many people think that the older you get, the sicker you get – but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Dr. Gregg D. Rubinstein, D.C., is a midtown Manhattan chiropractor with over 20 years of experience providing customized chiropractic treatment services to a wide range of clients in the Midtown Manhattan/West New York City area. Dr. Gregg Rubinstein and 57th Street Chiropractic can be reached at (917) 534-6484 and is located at 119 West 57th St. in New York, NY.