By Dr. Evan Pulver-
What happens at your house when mom gets sick? If you're like many families, life may be put on hold when mom is sidelined with illness, migraine/headaches, or fatigue. And many mothers do not like to take the time off to recover and rest because they may have several obligations- careers, families, and church/civic groups- to tend to. Time off is simply not an option! But it's important.
The natural tendency for some parents is to put the needs of others ahead of their own. This thinking is toxic. Just as the flight attendant reminds passengers to put on their own air mask first, parents- especially moms- need to take time for their own health NOW before caring for others. Waiting until secondary conditions or symptoms are present is not the smartest decision. If you're a mom, give yourself permission to take care of yourself. Having more energy and vitality will make the other tasks of your day more manageable. If you're a spouse, create the TIME for Mom to practice self care.
Strategies for Mom
Here are a few simple strategies that mom can do today to boost her vitality, energy, and overall health. Some are free, some require some planning and resources.
Moms make the world go round. They deserve to be pampered, and at the very least cared for and kept healthy. And I would like to give a special thanks to my mom, Wendy, who I know is reading this article to the very end, liking the post on Facebook, and printing a copy to show my grandma. I love you, Mom!
And if you're a mom of kids with special needs, we've got a great event coming up on February 25th! Event information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-night-calling-all-moms-of-kids-with-special-needs-tickets-21456764761?aff=eac2
I was reading an excellent book called “The Ecology of Commerce” by Paul Hawken (Found Here) and the author described how using our planet’s resources irresponsibly leads to a situation where we are borrowing from the future. Negative actions we take now change the environment for our children and grandchildren. That is a concept that is easy to grasp when talking about our environment.
But what about with our health?
Are you borrowing from the future when it comes to your health and well-being? Is another month of not exercising or eating well compromising your option to do so later in life? Mobility is something that any grandparent will tell you is critical to their independence. Can’t squat down to the toilet anymore or step into the shower? That cues the kids to have a meeting about where you should live, based on your physical limitations. The physical also changes the mental. The feeling of losing out on doing what you love impacts your confidence and vitality.
This message is NOT for the elderly.
Waiting until the issue is... well... an issue, only makes it more difficult to address. It takes longer, it is harder, and it costs more. Let's look at a child with scoliosis for example. It does not start out as a 24 degree lateral curve one morning. It is progressive. And there are multiple causes. In about 25% of cases, there is a family history. Leg length differences, pelvic and sacral distortions, and nerve damage can all contribute to the level of curve found in the spine. Waiting to address the issue reduces the ability to make substantial changes, as skeletal maturity occurs around the age of 12-16. Changes in adults are very possible, but outcomes are much better before the spine has fully matured. Foundational Chiropractic Care looks at the foundational issues of the spine that may be causing the deviations or scoliosis. This can benefit children and adults alike.
Loss of mobility is of great concern. What Foundation Chiropractic is most concerned about is the indication of a deeper issue, a Foundational Shift affecting your spine and the communication network of your nervous system. A comprehensive Foundational Chiropractic Examination will indicate the presence of Foundational Shifts in your spine to see if a program of Foundational Correction is right for you. Stop borrowing from the future. Take action to address your Secondary Conditions now to ensure a better tomorrow.
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Dr. Evan Pulver and the Foundation Chiropractic Family
Dr. Evan Pulver