In the United States, National Parks are celebrating 100 Years, beginning on August 25th, 2016. They are filled with natural resources that hikers, fishers, explorers, campers, photographers and tourists enjoy regularly. Full time work crews, Park Rangers and volunteers keep the National Parks accessible and useable. These people are exceptionally skilled at preserving the integrity, natural beauty and environment that make travelers want to visit the parks year after year.
Have you considered the natural resources available to you right where you are every day? Do you take advantage of the great outdoors? Here are two ways to help optimize your outdoor experiences:
First, heighten your senses. Your senses include your sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and intuition. Barrett Hedges, award winning National Geographic Photographer who is also a photography tour guide and founder of Bearheadphoto.com recently said in a 100 Year Lifestyle interview that it’s important to “keep your senses sharp when you are in the wild and have an exit plan”.
You can keep your senses sharp by keeping your nervous system healthy. This will enable you to fully enjoy the elements, resources, environment and terrain while keeping you alert to potential hazards.
Second, make your FitNESS a priority. If you want to be able to get around better and be more active in the parks or the environment in general, your fitNESS is vital. In The 100 Year Lifestyle there is an acronym NESS. It is for Neurology, Nutrition, Endurance, Strength and Structure.
A healthy nervous system will keep your muscles strong and your organs adapting to the challenges and stresses you may encounter in nature. Good nutrition, including good hydration, will fuel you to endure your explorations. Endurance and strength training will give you the confidence and stamina to do more. A healthy structure, spine and skeletal system will help to prevent injuries and contribute to your longevity in being able to enjoy the outdoors.
Make daily choices that ensure the longevity you are meant to experience. Instead of living a long, sick, lonely existence, you can make simple changes today that will reset your opportunities for full and thriving experiences with meaningful purpose and lasting relationships. Regular chiropractic exams are vital to keeping yourself physically, mentally and emotionally healthy over a lifetime, starting today, regardless of your age or current fitness level.
Together we can celebrate the next big birthday of our National Parks, while we also celebrate your 25th, 50th, 75th and 100th. Taking care of the planet and its natural resources is important for future generations. Taking care of yourself now is equally important for your future.
A chiropractor is exceptionally skilled at helping you keep your structure, spine, nervous system and vital organs functioning at optimum levels so the integrity of your body and your internal environment have the potential you are meant to enjoy. When your body functions the way it is supposed to, you are able to live your ideal life today, up to 100 years and more.
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.