The real quick fix for better health by Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, DPT
In the ‘I-can-have-it-now!’ at the push of a button world we live in, people have become conditioned to expect everything instantly— including better health! Well, there is no current ‘app’ for better health, other than the application of some basic health essentials that are needed on a consistent basis to bring about better health. The good news is that although there are no shortcuts to better health, there really is a ‘quick fix’! However, the ‘quick fix’ I’m talking about is not a bunch of snake oil or feel-better-instantly gimmicks. A real ‘quick fix’ should be safe, affordable, and easy-to-understand. It should be ethical, readily accessible, and sustainable. It should empower people to take personal responsibility for their health. It should provide both short-term benefits, as well as long-lasting results!
Bottom line: Health is earned! By the choices we make and the actions we take each day, our health is shaped and created. It’s a result of what we do, how we think, and who we choose to be! This doesn’t change when sick or injured either. In other words, barring no medical emergency, the factors that make us well are the same factors that keep us well. For some reason, when people get sick or injured, they all of a sudden forget how to care for themselves. There are basic factors that govern our health, such as: food, air, water, light, rest, exercise, hygiene, and loving relationships. These basic health requisites are not optional; they are essential! These same factors apply to us all, as nature is not prejudiced.
It’s also crucial to understand that all factors of health are equally important—they all mater! Applying more of one aspect of healthful living doesn’t make up for a lack of another one. For example, you can’t sleep your way out of a poor diet; or eat your way out of a lack of exercise; or exercise your way out of not getting enough fresh air, sunshine, or sleep. However, although all factors of health are important, one factor may become a ‘weak link’ and need more attention to fix and strengthen it. There’s an old adage that says: “A chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link”. The same goes for your health—it will only be as strong as it’s weakest link! So, in order to attain the ‘quick fix’ for better health, you must find the weakest link in your overall health. Since your mindset is imperative to both health and healing, calling your ‘weakest link’ a ‘key link’ may be a better approach instead. This way, you have the key to better health, as opposed to a weakness that is preventing better health. So, where will you go from here with your health? Will you choose the ‘quick fix’ that teaches you how to cut out bad habits, or the one that causes you to cut out bad body parts instead?
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Dr. Samuel A. Mielcarski, DPT (aka ‘Dr. SAM’), has helped thousands of people overcome various health challenges using his unique approach to health and healing. He is an author, speaker, and retreat facilitator. His latest book: Feel Good Now! became a best seller on Amazon in the category of “Healthy Living”. You can learn more about him at: http://www.DrSamPT.com