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.