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Live to Exercise and Exercise to Live

In Uncategorized on August 8, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Yes!  It is very important to me that my patients exercise.  Chiropractic is only one part of a healthy lifestyle.  A very important part, but exercise is also a must.  Exercise to me means just some type of physical activity for about 30 minutes three days a week.   That could mean just walking the neighborhood or strolling the mall.  Easy…. Getting the body moving improves every system of the body. My exercise of choice, right now, is Zumba and walking my neighborhood.  Zumba is not only fun, I meet a ton of people, and I get to work on my dance moves; these moves need some improving. My children love the neighborhood walks, they play as we stroll and get to poke fun at the neighborhood dogs.   Just knowing that my body improves as I exercise is one motivation for me.  I am not getting any younger, numerically, but I can get better with age…CHEESE

As I exercise, the condition of my muscles are getting a much-needed boost.  The heart is a very important muscle and its condition means everything to me.  I count on its good health daily for one ultimate reason; it makes me a better mom.  Being healthy is a fantastic journey, but when it allows me to spend time on the playground being  a fun mom, it  is worth the trip.

My children enjoy their active mom.  I am no spectator;  I swing, slide and climb.  Just last week my daughter and I scaled that indoor playground at a restaurant while on vacation.  It may have seemed weird to the other moms but we were having the time of our lives.  Strength to play and longevity are my goals in this health quest.

My great-grandmother is ninety-nine years old and going strong.  I only hope to be in her shoes.  She often talks about how she worked in the fields to take care of her family.  Her busy active lifestyle, I know is one of the reasons that she is still with us. 

Living longer and getting the most out of life includes exercising.  Get started today.  Happy Playing!

The Have It All Decade

In Uncategorized on December 23, 2009 at 8:56 pm

How exciting to know that I can begin to rewrite a new me.  I can change my story to fit a new decade.   This up and coming decade is going to be so awesome for me.  I will be more prosperous than I have ever been, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.  I will begin this decade with the birth of my new baby in June.  This baby will complete the family that I have long for since I was a little girl.  These two children are going to change my story for the better.  They will add more joy and more fun to my life than I can even image.  I will be the best and most supportive wife for my husband.  I am going to push him as he moves to the top, and anchor him so that he doesn’t feel weak or fall.  I will be attacking my dreams like never before.  I am going to raise my professional status to heights that are almost impossible.  I am going to study and learn more and more in order to create this incredible career woman, a woman built for service.  That is all I have ever wanted out of my career, to serve others.  My service will be unmatched.  I am going to get myself in the best physical shape that I have ever been.  I want people to look at me and see a total picture of health.  I am going to get back to the business of my community.  I am going to get involved realizing that my city is a reflection of the people who are involved.  I want to see the co-op happen, so that we can all shop for healthy foods.  I want to get more involved with the scouts for me and my children.  I want it all, and I will not sit by and watch my dreams pass me by, I am on my way! Watch out!  This is the Have It All Decade!

Trying to Live “My” Walk

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2009 at 10:08 pm

As a Doctor of Chiropractic it is easy for me to tell others what they should do to be and stay healthy.  Of course, this includes having your spine checked regularly for nervous system interference.  I usually continue by suggesting that people take a look at their lifestyle and evaluate the habits that have persisted in their lives and determine which ones that should be eliminated.  I often ask myself, do I live my walk, my walk is definitely all about health.  The answer is that I am constantly improving.  I do have my spine checked regularly.  I have adopted a low fat and high fiber way of eating.  I have removed beef from my diet, and slowly working on removing pork.  The removal of beef and pork is from my idea of not wanting to eat animals that are bigger than I am, and I don’t want to overload my diet with protein.  Am I a perfect eater, no, I have my weak moments and I am not the best cook, but I am working toward perfection with the understanding that perfection is not possible.  I am learning how to create meals that center them around the veggies and fruits instead of the meats.  I have adopted whole wheat pasta.  In my refrigerator, I am working to eat or toss the foods containing high-fructose corn syrup and the partially hydrogenated oils.  I am working on my gardening skills, this year I have my first set of tomatoes growing in pots on my deck.  As I learn more about gardening, I will move on to cucumbers, squash and other seeds.  I am working harder to shop the walls of the grocery stores and decrease the amount of process foods that I take into my body.  I do have a goal of becoming a completely organic foods shopper.  I am getting back to my regular exercise routine.  I have always been a person who would exercise, but I allowed my new life as a mom to slow down my exercise program.  I live in a walkable community, so my family and I walk often.  Even though I have a gym membership, the walk with my family relaxes me and allows me to better my relationship with them, which is a very important part of healthy habits.  As a doctor it is important that my habits be in line with what I am teaching my patients.  I can’t possibly asked them to improve themselves, if I am not constantly improving.  I know that spirituality is just as important as eating right, exercise, and establishing good relationships, but personally I don’t choose to discuss religion with my patients, but  as long as I let them know that the spirit should be in line with the goals of the body.  I pray often and have a tremendous amount of gratitude for life.  I work to stay positive and try to make as much lemonade as possible.  My walk  is as a Doctor of Chiropractic.  This was given to me to inspire others to live healthy and whole lives.  I work daily to live that walk.