Do you ever think about stopping your adjustments?  The time, the money and the effort – is it worth it?  If you do, then maybe it’s time to re-evaluate your priorities and ask, “What do I want my life to look like?”

You can live to be 80 – 120 years old & in good health, with chiropractic and wise lifestyle choices (stop smoking, exercise, good nutrition, and keep stress in check).  Life expectancy in Canada is still under 75 years and is steadily decreasing.  People are living way below their potential.  They often spend of their last years in diminished health and poor quality of life.  Way below their potential!  The average Canadian lies in their nursing home bed after a mediocre life thinking “Now I have all the time in the world”.  This is what not getting adjusted does – you die early and often badly spending years in a nursing home loaded up on 10 to 20+ medications.

I can guarantee you that as they stare at the ceiling, they think of how they could have been healthier.  They would rather be home working in the garden, on the golf course or playing with their grand kids.  And this is the kicker . . .       most of them could have done those things, if they had the right priorities along the way.  So here is my plea to all of you –  please, please make sure you keep your priorities straight!  Many people will wait for 10 minutes in the ‘drive thru’ of a fast food restaurant.  In the same amount of time you could get adjusted.  Making the right choice will radically transform the outcome of your life.  

We have all the time in the world.  Everyone has seven 24 hour days a week.  That’s 168 hours.  If you break that into thirds it gives you 8 hours of sleep each night (56 hrs), 8 hours everyday to work (56 hrs), leaving at least a full 56 hours a week to do what ever you want.  Here is where priority comes in – will you use that time to train your body and get fit, prepare healthy food, get adjusted??  Or, will you spend it on screen time (tv, computer, hand held), or doing something else you will regret if you lose your health (and have nothing left but time on your hands)?  Why do some become presidents and others lead mediocre lives?  Priorities!

As we get closer to the lazy, hazy days of summer there are a multitude of opportunities to be distracted.  It could also be an opportunity to crank things up a notch.  For example, instead of relaxing into the summer I have decided to make my physical training a priority for June, July and August – why?  Because it is the easiest time to fall off track.  I will do 2 runs, 3 weight work-outs, and 2 burst trainings each week and I will not to miss (even when on holidays!) and I will most definitely get adjusted at least once a week!

The decisions we make today will affect the outcome of our life – don’t end up working all your life so your can spend the last 10-15 years of it staring at the ceiling in a nursing home.  You deserve better – keep getting adjusted – and live the abundant life!

This week is Compassion week – please have compassion for at least one person around you and tell them about specific, scientific chiropractic and the stories that are happening here.  Keep it simple, if you see someone with a spine give them a card and say, “hey, maybe these guys can help!”

God Bless,

Dr. Brad, Dr. Paul and the New Life Team

Dr. Brad Norman

Dr. Brad Norman

Dr. Brad Norman, D.C., is a seasoned chiropractic practitioner and the insightful voice behind New Life Chiropractor's blog. With a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Western University, Dr. Norman combines deep expertise with a passion for holistic wellness. Proudly serving the community since 2002, Dr. Norman and the New Life Chiropractic clinic continue to be beacons of health and education for their patients, guiding them to a more vibrant and pain-free life.