The Health Effects of Procrastination

If you are a procrastinator, now may be the time to consider the health price you may be paying for this habit. Procrastination may be the worst enemy of optimal health. We think about exercising and eating healthy foods, however postponing these changes is much easier than actually performing them.

When this attitude dominates our behavior, we have turned into an “after” person, dealing with health issues after they arise. This is reactive habit and we will make health decisions based on pain or fear. Pain will actually make the decisions for us at times. However, pain is a signal that something is already wrong. Our health is already compromised, sometimes seriously.

Fear is another reactive motivator that may also convince us to change our health habits. Unfortunately, fear brings with it a certain level of anxiety that may damage the good health we are striving for.

Fear develops when we read newspaper ads and hear advertising on television describing various health problems. Often the fear instilled by these ads may lead us to ask for prescription medications we may not really need.

Fear and pain are negative motivators, and they depend on negative reactions as motivators for good health habits. If we wait for fear or pain to motivate us, we may suffer pain and/or serious health problems. 

When you make a decision to act rather than react in the area of health habits, you are improving your chances for a healthy life. This decision means you will be a “before” person, because you build health before problems begin, rather than treating problems after they arise. 

Chiropractic care is a natural health care tool not only to correct problems after they arise, but also to help prevent problems from developing in the first place. Chiropractic, which focuses on the body’s ability to heal itself, focuses on the spine as the avenue of communication between the brain and every cell and organ in the body. When this natural communication system is disrupted by displaced spinal vertebrae, health problems can result.

By Carolyn Gochee

Dr. Carolyn Gochee, a holistic chiropractor, chose to specialize in wellness. Specific aspects of her practice include: Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)- Dr. Gochee is Advanced Certified and has over 500 hours of post-doctoral training. SOT(R) Methods practitioners recognize the important role of normal cranial function in health and disease. The cranial bones can cause problems in central nervous system that are often overlooked or ignored by most other chiropractors. Cranial adjustments help with ADD/ADHD, sinusitis, dyslexia, headaches, and many more. Dr. Gochee has taken hundreds of hours in Functional Medicine. This forward thinking of looking at a person’s labs or blood test. Dr. Gochee has spent many hours studying Functional Medicine and has developed a way to custom tailor your treatment. Many times, a patient will get labs results that are “normal,” which means there is no pathology or disease, but the patient still feels “off” or “not themselves.” Dr. Gochee can take a patient’s lab results, as incomplete as it might be, and find some serious, underlying problems that are being missed by many healthcare professionals.

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