In our ultra-competitive world of college prep, job insecurity, sales targets, promotions, placement tests, parenting, sport performance, etc., seeking an edge to succeed, and to just stay healthy is a common desire .
Professional and Olympic athletes are always striving for the edge to win. Many would expect elite athletes to utilize the latest science on performance nutrition, exercise physiology and mental training, and they do. But few are aware of how these top performing athletes use the power of a balanced spine and nervous system to their advantage. The nervous system controls everything.
Leading the World
The 2015 British Open golf champion, Zach Johnson along with 2015 Masters Tournament and U.S. Open winner Jordan Spieth, credit chiropractic care with giving them the winning edge. Other well-known champion athletes including Super Bowl champion quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rogers as well as 9-time Olympic Gold Medalist Usain Bolt “The fastest man in the world”, all give credit to chiropractic care for helping them stay in winning form.
In high level sports, the winning edge goes way beyond genetics. This is exciting news for those of us who may not have won the genetic lottery.
The Role of Your Genes
The science of Epigenetics recognizes that our DNA is not necessarily our destiny. At most, only 30% of our health, longevity and performance is determined by our genetics. More than 70% of our destiny is determined by our lifestyle and choices. How we live and take care of our bodies matters more than our genes. Nutrition, Exercise, and keeping your nervous system and structure healthy will largely determine your health.
If you have chronic pain, sickness or ill health, this will be an impediment to performance which may keep you from enjoying life and achieving your goals.
How to Gain the Edge to Win
Top performers adapt well to stress. How about you? Your ability to handle stress is also dependent on how well your nervous system is functioning. Your nervous system runs all your cells, organs and tissues while it adapts to your environment. The healthier your body and mind communicate through your nervous system, the better you are able to adapt and perform under stress. Remember, the spinal cord and brain are the center of the nervous system.
If you want the winning edge, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Simply adopt the health habits and lifestyle choices of peak performers.
Keep your spine and nervous system in tune for your entire family, get the winning edge and live your ideal 100 Year Lifestyle.
Contributed by Drs. David and Lorraine Melendez: Fellow 100 Year Lifestyle Affiliates with edits from Dr. Robert Cummins.
Cummins Chiropractic & Wellness is proud to be a 100 Year Lifestyle Affiliate Clinic serving Bellevue and beyond with our best chiropractic care. Our goal is to bring you to gold medal health so you can live vibrantly from your first breath of life to your last.