Massage therapy pays in the end

Massage therapy pays in the end.

Ever wonder just how much you spend on your car each year?

It can run to thousands of dollars, and that’s just for gas, oil and insurance. Then there’s the inevitable cost of repairs and maybe new tyres or brakes. The bill adds up. Funny thing is, we usually don’t hesitate to pay to keep our car on the road. And when the car gets old and cranky and starts to break down, we just trade it in!

Question is: how much money do you pay each year to maintain your BODY, because replacement parts and trade-ins are really not an option.

What happens as we age, get stressed, or succumb to low-grade fuel like junk food?

Maybe you already know how that feels. Do you spend more on your body than on your car?  It doesn’t need to be costly, and the benefits will far outlast any expense.

In fact a lot of it is free: you can de-stress by taking a walk, listening to music, or meditating. Try moving your body out of its comfort zone by stretching, striding and getting your blood moving.

You can also use any health-plan coverage for chiropractic care or massage therapy to achieve your very best muscular and joint health. If you don’t  have coverage or it’s not enough, set a monthly budget for maintenance work on your body so that you can live well now and avoid break-downs later!

It’s your body to live in and use how you please. Treat it right and it’ll run like a Rolls.


How Long do You Want to Live?

According to the National Post:  “Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But increasingly, people are grappling with the diseases and disabilities of modern life, according to the most expansive global look so far at life expectancy and the biggest health threats.”

So, how long do I want to live?  Well, that all depends, with what quality of life we are talking about?  If we are talking about living longer with more chronic disease, no thank you.  If we are talking about a long life filled with health and vitality, then sign me up. 

Maybe people say they would rather enjoy their life now and live a shorter life but what if that lifestyle of excess doesn’t end your life early just destroys the quality of your life. 

“If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
Mickey Mantle

Thanks to modern medicine, the lifesytle of excess doesn’t necessarily kill you sooner.  We can now keep you alive longer through chemical intervention, i.e. drugs, but you will live with years, if not, decades of chronic degenerative disease.

 “The biggest contributor to the global health burden isn’t premature [deaths], but chronic diseases, injuries, mental health conditions and all the bone and joint diseases.”

“Malnutrition was once the main health threat for children. Now, everywhere except Africa, they are much more likely to overeat than to starve.”

Overeating is actually worse for your long term health than slight undereating. 

What we must always remember is that if we do what everyone else does we get what everyone else gets.  Right now what everyone else gets is high blood pressure, heart diease, and cancer. 

If you want different, you must choose different.

Oh, It’s Not Going to Kill Them

I know you’ve heard it… maybe you’ve even said it.  This statement drives me insane.  Do you want to know why?  Because it’s always (almost always?) said to justify feeding complete garbage to kids.  More specifically, my kids.

I don’t know about you, but I’m aiming slightly higher than just keeping my children alive.

“And please don’t tell me that it’s just my “preference” to make the food choices that I do.  It’s a heck of a lot more than that.  It’s about doing my best to protect the current and future health of myself and my family.  It’s about taking my responsibility to care for the planet seriously.  It’s about supporting local farmers rather than factory farms.  It’s about taking a stand against the exploitation and abuse of people in other countries by unethical and wickedly powerful corporations.  It’s about doing what’s right to the best of my knowledge and ability.  It’s about using my resources wisely.

So c’mon, give me a little help here.  Let’s think about what we feed kids (and ourselves) a bit more thoughtfully.  Let’s aim for something better than just not killing them, shall we?”

Barrhaven Chiropractor, Dr. Nancy’s Comments

Beautiful!  My kids thankfully have never eaten at a crappy fast food restaurant and don’t know what the golden arches means.  Its so much more important than most people realize.  Why do kids get the worst possible quality food when they are the ones growing so rapidly?  You are right, its not a treat, it poison.  Dark chocolate is a treat not a candy bar (notice its not actually called a chocolate bar because its mostly sugar and therefore a candy and not a chocolate).  We treat our kids with homemade cookies made with honey or real maple syrup, whole grain flour and fruit purees.  We are not depriving them (as my mom would say).  Actually I am depriving them, I’m depriving them of cancer, heart disease, irritable bowel, the list goes on.  Love this article.