Resiliency in Lockdown
With so much going on externally, there’s never been a better time to dial in on how things are working internally. Your strongest offence is a good defence. That saying has never been more true, yet something that is barely spoken about day to day in the media.
This time last year, we spoke about how interesting it was that the goal was to prevent overwhelming the hospitals and protecting the vulnerable. However, did you ever drive past any fast-food joints / “essential services” (how funny is that) and see the snaking line down the road to the drive thru? It seems we missed a great opportunity to create a nation of resilient and adaptable humans and instead used it to continue expanding the already vast population of vulnerable people susceptible to having bad outcomes from this virus. Was the goal to protect the vulnerable, or create them?
What if we encouraged people to strengthen their first line of defence against viruses, bacteria, or even cancers through better sleep, more exercise, better informed food choices, stress reduction and a well-functioning nervous system? Instead, we’re spending more time at night on our devices (less sleep), told to stay inside causing us to move less (and get less Vitamin D), we’re told it’s ok to eat fast food during alert level 3 and the next biggest line is down the booze aisle at alert level 4. We are inundated with fear on the news every hour and we can’t even see a chiropractor to keep our nervous system firing on all cylinders.
If you’re still reading this newsletter, you’re one of the many people we look after who look at health differently. You understand you are in control of your health, and the decisions you make today are either pushing you towards vitality and wellness, or towards disease and death. The choice has been and always will be yours.
Below is a list of things we are doing differently right now to strengthen our bodies, nourish our minds, so that we can continue to love our lives. My vision is to inspire our community to be the fence at the top of the cliff, not the ambulance at the bottom, and even by implementing a few of these daily habits you will build a more robust immune system (among other systems) to keep you ahead of the game.
5 Tips to Boost Your Immune System:
- Eat Nutrient Dense Whole Foods
- Move Your Body
- Stay Hydrated
- Reduce Stress Levels
Take care everyone,
Dr Hayes, Dr Simon and Mt Eden Chiropractic Team