THANK GOD FOR SICKNESS
The human body is a complex and beautiful machine. Just a few examples … Did you know that nerve impulses travel to and from the brain at speeds of up to 250 miles per hour? That’s faster than the top speed of an Indy 500 race car.
Did you know that a mother’s body will actually change the composition of her breast milk based on the health needs of the feeding child? It literally tailors the chemical composition, antibodies, and nutrients, to the exact ratios needed in order to support the health of the growing baby.
Did you know that the average American has a heart rate of 80 beats per minute? By 30 years old, your heart has beat around 1,261,440,000 (that’s billion) times, and runs 24/7 without fail – what other machine do you know of that can sustain such use?
And the body is so intelligent, that it knows you won’t change your life if you’re comfortable… let’s think about what this implies… If we didn’t get sick, we would die without warning. Thank God for sickness. When our bodies start to experience common symptoms like headaches, inflammation, or hypertension, our culture and society has learned to “take a pill” and make the symptoms go away. We can choose to live this lifestyle, masking our aches and pains, OR we can get to the root of the problem. We can choose to listen to the genius design of these amazing bodies that we wear. This is the greatest difference between HEALTHCARE and WELLNESS. .
Stillpoint Family Chiropractic would like to invite you to be deliberate with your choices. That is what WELLNESS is about. That is the message and story we want to share. We want to encourage you to treat your body with respect. We ask that you allow the “pains” of change to be what lead you to a richer and fuller life. Your body’s brilliance is not to be taken for granted, and when your body stops giving you signals, that’s when you need to worry.
You make choices every day, and it is up to each of us to be the change we want to see. Today, choose to make a choice about the direction you are taking your body, your life, and yourself. Choose to say “thank you” to your body for working so hard for you, even when you aren’t working hard for your body.
Statistics quote from the American Heart Association, and the University of California Santa.