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Reboot Your Mental & Physical Health This New Year

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Goodbye 2021, and for that matter, what seems like one long year 2020-2021. Just like when your computer gets hung up on a site or program, you power down and reboot. We powered down for the holidays and we are now rebooting for this New Year!

It’s my strong belief that being more mindful can help reduce anxiety and improve mental health.

Likewise, adopting healthy lifestyle habits such as chiropractic care and exercise can help optimize both physical and mental well-being.

Mindfulness vs. Reflexiveness

A few years ago, I participated in a program titled Higher Order Thinking (HOT). The content and program were created by an interesting former Canadian Forces member, the late Dr. Bernie Novokowsky.

He combined his experience in the military and studies in business systematics and began advising CEOs and individuals in the art of critical thinking. He described a foundational principle under the acronym NEPP. This stood for noticing, explaining, prescribing, then performing. This was to encourage mindful responses to situations you faced.

The late Stephen Covey explained it in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, as the gap between the stimulus and response. I am not trying to minimize the real impact of the pandemic on the health and lives of people. However, fear and anxiety escalate when we feel we have no control or input in our circumstances.

You Can Take Control of Your Health

After two years of constant media attention to the risks to our health, I think it is time to focus on what you can control in terms of managing your health. Our resilient bodies are designed to be both self-healing and self-regulating. Good health and resilience are in large measure under your control, and result from daily choices that either move you towards or away from health.

Choose to Be a Thermostat

Another word picture suggests it is the difference between acting as a thermometer by responding to the environment, or choosing to be a thermostat, by setting the tone of the environment. Are you doing all you can to optimize your health and bolster your body’s immunity? Are you prepared to take responsibility for your health and the health of your family?

One of the best ways to do that is to keep your nervous system tuned up by being adjusted regularly. Contact our practice to schedule an appointment for you and your family today.

Over the next few months, I look forward to sharing and engaging with you in a conversation about health optimization.

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  1. Lorna Parsons says
    Feb 26, 2022 at 5:55 PM

    Excellent articles. I look forward to receiving these each month. They are always very informative. Thanks. Great to have a new member on staff to help the load and bring in the latest information.

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      Mar 10, 2022 at 11:31 AM

      Thank you Lorna! We are thrilled to hear that you are enjoying our articles and we will definitely keep them coming! Have a great day! AFL Team

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