Invest in your health

Your decisions and life-style choices today and tomorrow will affect your future ability to make certain decisions.

Prolonged periods of inactivity1, regular poor diet2, continual heightened stress3, and other long-term high-risk life-style choices all eventually take their toll on the body: ultimately preventing a full dysfunction-free life either now or when you are older.

We all want to live as long as we can with a relatively pain-free, well-moving body. Putting off healthy changes to your life can have dramatic effects on your future.

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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver

Mahatma Ghandi

We are not generally taught much beyond basic human musculoskeletal biology while at school, and some would argue even into medical school.

On the whole, our primary and secondary education establishments do not shown our children how to move properly, meditate, stretch and strengthen their bodies: all commonly sought after practices in modern Western adults.

Culturally, we are ushered down a never-ending hurried path:

  • Driving and sitting too much4
  • Working with poor posture at reduced productivity5
  • Eating an unbalanced diet
  • Not taking a proper work break to clear our minds and to detach6

The pressures that we put on ourselves, even more so today, are magnified when we compare our lives to others and strive for their successes (often at the cost to our own health):

  • Work stresses: we work longer and longer hours, for not much more benefit, with a dramatic increased risk of stroke7
  • Family stresses: we miss being with our families owing to an unbalanced work-life schedule8
  • Social media stresses: we focus our attention on keeping up with our friends/neighbours through social media, and rarely meet with them in person9

Take some action now

This all might sound rather dire and gloomy, but there is hope. If life style choices (lack of movement, heightened stress, poor posture, bad habits etc) got you into a certain physical state, then logically other life style choices can help you get out and into recovery.

Movement becomes habit, which becomes posture, which becomes structure

Tom Myers, Anatomy Trains

investment health recovery pain lifestyle posture habits stress eating needsMy promise to you

This is what I can offer you and help you understand, by showing you which areas of your body and life need focus. I will:

  • listen to your needs and concerns
  • identify the root cause
  • plan a successful outcome
  • treat you with dignity and respect
  • always help you to achieve a healthier tomorrow

Make some changes today, and book a session. Everybody needs some help from time to time.

You can view a list of common issues that can be assessed and treated.

References

  1. More evidence that prolonged inactivity may shorten life span, increase risk of chronic disease, Lia Steakley, Stanford Medicine, January 2014
  2. Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals, Sarah Boseley, The Guardian, September 2017
  3. Scientists finally discover how stress causes heart attacks and strokes, Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph, January 2017
  4. Driving: A Road to Unhealthy Lifestyles and Poor Health Outcomes, Ding Ding et al, PLoS One, June 2014
  5. Bad Posture Habits Lead to a Decrease in ProductivityStefanie Valentic, EHS Today, January 2017
  6. We’re Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That’s Bad For Business, NPR, March 2015
  7. Working long hours ‘increases stroke risk’, NHS Choices, August 2015
  8. Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of the Modern Family, Claire Cain Miller, The New York Times, November 2015
  9. Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns, Jessica Brown, BBC, January 2018

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