Frequently Asked Questions
What are the 5 fundamentals of wellness?
The 5 fundamentals of wellness are sleep, movement, food, thinking, and consistency.
How do you teach healthy living?
The best way to teach healthy living is to practice it—no better way to teach than leading by example.
What is the role of chiropractic in health care?
The role of chiropractic in healthcare is to serve as preventative maintenance for the spine in her system. This ensures that the body functions at its best.
What are the 4 fundamentals of healthy living?
Proper sleep, exercise, a healthy diet, and a positive attitude are vital to healthy living.
Our Bodies Need
I'm doing another video on the fundamentals of health.
I've talked about this consistently with my patients because, with it, you'll need a lot more chiropractic care and help if you need to do a few things correctly and consistently.
The first category is sleep.
We need rest.
Our bodies need time to regenerate, recuperate, and repair, and that's mostly done when we sleep.
How Many Hours Do You Sleep?
For adults, we typically talk seven to eight hours a night, sometimes even nine hours.
For children, that's going to be 10 hours or even more as they're growing.
They need more sleep as their body is regenerating, repairing, and growing, so this is a vital health fundamental.
If people are sleeping four to six hours a night, this can throw off everything.
Studies in men show that testosterone levels drop by 40% by not getting adequate sleep, which profoundly affects our health.
That's why it is fundamental to our health.
It is a foundational principle.
We need to sleep properly.
You Need To Move
You need to move; if you have a desk job where you're sitting all day, that is one of the worst things I've seen for patients, that sedentary life where we're just sitting and not moving.
We are built to move, we are designed to move, and we need to do it.
So a good goal for people is obviously, I want you to exercise regularly or incorporate some stretching, shooting for things like getting close to 10,000 steps of walking a day.
There are different things to reach other goals, but the underlying principle is that you need to move.
You have to get exercise.
You have to do it.
We are designed only to sit some day, every day, and not move around.
What Are You Eating?
Number three, what are you eating?
What are you putting into your body?
Are you getting enough water?
Are you eating real food?
Are you eating a lot of processed stuff, fast foods, sodas, and candy? That is not fuel for your body, so what you eat profoundly affects your health.
We all know there are basic menus for us.
Let's focus on lean, healthy meats, vegetables, and fruits.
Some things like rice can also be incorporated, but not many slices of bread or starchy stuff all the time.
Getting Back To The Basics
But getting back to those basics, eating natural, healthy, whole foods and putting that into our body consistently will elevate our health.
What do you think about it?
What do you spend your time reading?
What do you spend your time watching?
This has a profound effect on our outlook on our life, too.
Listen To Positive Things
Are we listening to positive things?
Are we tackling things that are important to us?
For example, are we addressing that debt if we're in debt?
Are we listening to things like Dave Ramsey or other things that can help us pay that debt off and improve our situation, or are we listening to a lot of negative stuff or just reading tabloids and getting caught up in that?
So what you think about has a profound effect on your overall health.
I encourage you to listen to positive things that help you grow, challenge you as a person, and help you get to where you want to go.
It helps you set goals and achieve them because this significantly affects our health, whether or not we feel like we're progressing.
So these four things right there are very, very important.
They will help you.
When you're under chiropractic care, the patients doing these other things to help maximize their health and well-being tend to get even better results with their chiropractic care because the different parts of their health are being addressed.
And how do we get good results by doing these things?
We Have To Be Consistent
It's not something you're going to achieve, "Oh, I did it once; therefore, I'm better."
If you are doing this consistently day after day, week after year, year after year, those are the healthiest people.
I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.
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