Ever wonder why you keep getting sick? There are times when we continuously make bad health decisions and then are surprised when we get sick. We often think we “catch” the flu. But the truth is there are a variety of things that may contribute to you becoming sick. Here are some variables that could be the answer to why you are getting sick:
Eating badly – We are all guilty of this. Some people feel the negative effects of eating unhealthy faster than others. Even though one might feel fine at the moment, consistently eating junk food catches up to your health eventually. Some of the things that can help you get on the right track is replacing your sugary drinks with water and a hint of lemon, planning your meals ahead of time, and most favorably creating healthy versions of meals that you already love. If you need an extra push, Ideal Protein is a great option for those looking to get their weight back on track.
Not working out – Over time, not being active can lead to health problems in the future. While not everyone wants to go to the gym everyday, you can still remain active by taking regular walks, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and stretching at home.
Not taking care of your mental health – People might be surprised to find out that mental health can play a factor in why you keep getting sick. Your mental health is very important because it can affect your physical health. While there are things and events that happen that are out of our control, you are always in control of how you react to the things happening to you. Make sure you are engaging in activities that help you relax. Whether that is through meditation, or prayer or even just talking a walk outside; there are countless things you can do to help your mind unwind. For instance, if you have a lot on your mind, try turning the radio off while driving to work to give your mind a bit of a rest; and do not neglect sleeping.
At the end of the day, it costs less to stay healthy than to get healthy. It is important to be proactive, not reactive. Do not wait until you are sick and in pain to start changing your life. Be proactive about your health before it becomes a larger and more expensive problem.
If you are ever in the Lake Oswego area, feel free to schedule a consultation to see how you can benefit from chiropractic treatment. We have an in-house x-ray that makes it convenient for you to get examined and treated in the same facility.