You Are an Amazing, Adaptable, Healing Machine
Updated: Feb 26, 2020
Our bodies have an incredible capacity to tolerate pain and an even greater capacity to heal itself.
We take advantage of this biological miracle. Less sleep. Less movement. Poor eating choices. While our body can withstand such torment for a period of time, it can not go on taking this beating forever.
Pay attention to your body. What is it telling you? No, you aren’t someone who is “always tired” or “always sore.” Being fatigued and sore are lagging indicators. These are symptoms of a lifestyle pattern you’ve fallen into. Which means, you have the power to change the pain. Plantar Fasciitis pain? You can handle that. A simple mobility tool like a ball can help with this.
Food for Thought:
Are you someone who has chronic back or neck pain?
Stop masking the pain with Ibuprofen. Go see a doctor, physical therapist, or movement specialist to get evaluated and help treat your pain.
Are you someone with high blood pressure?
Consider that you may just be chronically dehydrated. When dehydrated, the blood becomes thicker causing resistance to blood flow and resulting in elevated blood pressure. So bring that water bottle with you!
Are you someone who is always tired?
Take a step back and evaluate your evening routine. What time are you going to bed is important but how you get there is equally important. Silence your phone and lower your lights after 8:00. Sleeping is the single best thing you can give yourself to help heal pain.
Even though, “You Are an Amazing, Adaptable, Healing Machine,” your body will eventually break. So, use today to evaluate those weak points and establish a plan of action to make a healthy change for your future.
Quote from Becoming a Supple Leopard by Dr. Kelly Starrett