We all have minor imbalances with our health from time to time which we will seek help with. For most of us, our health is largely pretty good but could your health be great?
Once we reach a level of health where we experience an absence of symptoms, we feel as though we are doing well. But, when it comes to energy levels, restorative sleep or wanting to get the best out of your exercise, just an extra 5 to 10 per cent could make a difference to your day-to-day life.
Doing the small, seemingly insignificant, things daily will compound over time and make a massive difference in our overall health. For example, parking a little further away from work and walking that extra bit might not feel as though it would make much difference now. However, it could mean that, 30 years down the track, you are able to move quickly to get out of the way of a fast-moving bicycle because you maintained your muscle mass.
We’ve all seen people in their sixties and seventies who have vast differences in what they can perform daily. There are some who are competing in a sport well into their seventies while there are others who are no longer able to enjoy things in life (like chasing the grandkids around!) like they did when they were in their fifties. The difference is actually found much earlier in life when it comes to the food and lifestyle choices we make when we are younger.
Our health in the later decades of our life is built on the foundation of what we do when we are in our twenties and thirties. The challenging part is we don’t see thebenefits of the choices we make in these younger age brackets until much later in life.
Healthcare costs in the ageing population is one of the obscured factors which will come to the forefront more as the baby boomers move into the older age brackets. This represents an area many of us haven’t considered and which will be an additional cost that will need to be covered.
Being a wellness client is understanding that our health will become a priority at some stage in our life and this helps drive your daily decisions to effect a positive change now. More than likely, these are small changes which, compounded over time, will allow you to bridge the gap from an illness pathway to an optimal health pathway.
Prolonging the time that you can be a contributing individual to society is a great asset as, not only will you feel better, you’ll get to enjoy the benefits of better health in your younger years as well.
The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago; the next best time is today.