By Dr. Drew Rubin 770-937-6300
Retirement. Financial planning. Investing for your future, for your kids’ future, for their weddings or college education. We must be vigilant in creating an investment portfolio that prepares us for our retirement and for the numerous special events of our life. But did you ever think about investing in your health, in the strength of your body, mind and spirit? How you prepare yourself for the future will have a TREMENDOUS IMPACT on how you live your life. What kind of ‘golden years’ do you want to enjoy?
You create a tremendous asset when you plan for your families’ health. Imagine you are putting health and wellness ‘deposits’ into your life’s ‘bank account’, like exercise, nutrition, yoga, and regular chiropractic care. They are like having IRA’s, Keogh’s, stocks and bonds in a diversified retirement portfolio. You keep on putting these deposits in, day after day, week after week, and then years from now, you’ll look back and be very appreciative of the massive strength your body has compared to your coworkers, friends and relatives. If and when a crisis occurs, you can make a withdrawal, and YOU WILL SAFELY NAVIGATE THROUGH THE CRISIS!
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE NOT READY FOR A HEALTH CRISIS? What happens if, over the course of the last 10 years, you have gained weight, your cholesterol is a little on the high side, you don’t have time to exercise, you begin smoking again, and your spine, which is your life line, is a disaster. The same thing that happens when you have insufficient funds in your bank account and you write a big check. Your account becomes overdrawn. When you have an overdraft on your health bank account, you plummet into a health crisis.
That’s called “Wrong Way. Go Back”, like the signs you see on the other side of the ramp as you are pulling onto the highway.
What’s one main difference between healthy kids and sick kids, between healthy adults and sick adults? (Remember, we define health as physically, chemically, emotionally, and spiritually strong, not being symptom-free). Is one lucky and the other not? Its not only better or worse genetics… it’s a better or worse plan. An old AA saying is, “when you have a plan, work the plan, and the plan works.” It’s that simple, but unfortunately, it works both ways. If you have a plan for health and wellness, then a lot of benefits flow your way. For instance, when you follow a health and wellness plan, (chiropractic during pregnancy, your family under the chiropractic care, breastfed babies, use of vitamin C and Echinacea instead of antibiotics, etc.), you will have a whole different result than if you follow the traditional path. There’s nothing wrong with travelling down the standard medical path, but then expect the standard medical result, which is NOT health and wellness.
The traditional pattern states, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The health and wellness path says, “if it ain’t broke, constantly and vigilantly maintain it in peak condition!” And if it is ‘broke’, then fix it and keep it fixed. It’s like Disneyworld. Do you know how often they clean the bathrooms at Disney? Every 15 minutes! It’s always clean. Why? Because Walt Disney’s favorite saying was, “Clean when it’s clean.” In other words, don’t wait for it to get dirty to clean it again…by then it’s too late! Keep it clean and it will never get dirty!
Health is an investment into your future. You could save up all the money in the world, but without your health, would you be able to enjoy that big chunk of savings? Are you investing in your health and the health of your family every day, every week, every month, year in and year out, building a powerful health portfolio? Health should be a full time job for every individual and every parent, a 24/7 commitment to yourself and your family. Everybody deserves to be healthy from the moment they are born until they take their last breath. This often is not the case. However, more and more families are taking care of their health by making regular ‘deposits’ into their ‘health’ bank accounts. Families who wait for sickness to hit them are not taking a proactive stand to protect their most valuable asset.
What’s your health plan? What’s your health plan for your kids? It’s time for you to start investing in your most precious commodity. Eating right, exercising, and regular chiropractic care don’t cost anything… because the return on your investment will be so much more than your monthly expense. Yes, there is money exchanged, but you can’t find a better place to put your money now than in yourself, your kids, and your future.