This is the ‘she’ll be right mentality’. It is where you think the problem will go away by itself, there is no need to get it looked at or doing anything about it. If you have some aches or pains or a small niggle, you should definitely do something about it. Problems always start somewhere. If you get in early the problem may be easily fixed. If you wait too long, small problems can develop into bigger ones and the healing process can take a lot longer.
This is the seeing how good other people look or feel and wonder ‘why can’t I be like that’. Or even seeing other people and thinking that it is not possible for you to look like that, so there is no need to try. The thing to remember is that everyone started somewhere. Decide to make a change and make it happen.
This is the ‘I am going to make change’ and then go 'bull at a gate' without proper thought or consideration of what is involved. Are you actually ready to make that change? You decide to do something about how you look or feel. You join a gym and go flat out and suddenly you are sore or injure yourself. When starting a new program you need to make sure you are functioning well first, you need a good foundation. Technique is very important, make sure you get the proper instruction before beginning a new program. Changes also need to be sustainable. Working out 2 hours a day may not be, but 1 hour a day 3-4 days a week may be. What would work for you?
Want those cravings or pleasures? Too much of a good thing can indeed be too much. Having too many guilty pleasures, such as takeaways and alcohol, are never good for you. They can make you happy and are pleasurable, but moderation is the key. A healthy lifestyle isn’t having nothing and denying yourself of all cravings and pleasures, it’s about having little bits and maximum enjoyment when you have it.
This is getting angry and wondering why you are not getting results you want or need. Other people seem to make it look easy. I have been trying to get better for ages with no obvious improvement. Healing and change can take time. If you are not getting better or seeing the results you want then maybe it’s time for a proper assessment or different approach. Don’t give up.
This is wanting everything for nothing. Today’s society is one of instant gratification. You want it all, but are you willing to put in the work? Again, change takes time. Sometimes you need to put in the ground work first before you see the good results.
Probably the biggest of all. Today’s sedentary lifestyle is probably one of the leading causes of most problems we see. Driving to and from work, sitting at work all day, then on the couch at home watching TV at night. To maintain good health and wellness you need to move and exercise. Small changes can make big differences.
These have been the 7 deadly sins of health and wellness. How many of these sins are you doing? Is it time to make a change to improve your health and wellness? If you would like a proper assessment of any problems or just a general check-up from a chiropractic and rehab perspective, contact us. We are happy to help.