New beginnings give us the chance for…new beginnings! There is no law that says 2014 must follow the same path as 2013. However, to get a different result, we must make new choices.
So it is with our bodies.
Contrary to what we might have thought in 2013, almost all of us can increase our strength and agility; one step at a time. Or, as Dr. John would say, “One bicycle stroke at a time.”
Many people find that changing in small ways creates a big result. For instance:
-Make water your drink of choice. For a gentle flavor, add a slice of lemon or apple.
-Find ways to add more vegetables into everything you cook. The extra nutrients will give your body more of what it needs, while satisfying your appetite with fewer fattening carbohydrates.
-If you eat bread, dip it in olive oil and balsamic vinegar instead of spreading it with butter.
-Park farther away from the stores where you shop. The extra walking will add up.
-Find a favorite street, or a path in a nearby park, and walk for twenty minutes each day. Or, if you have a healthy amount of self-restraint, do this at the mall where it is warm all winter.
-Re-accustom your taste buds to need less sugar, or none at all. Stevia is a great sugar substitute.
-The same goes for salt. Cut back a bit at a time and you will avoid the feeling of being deprived.
-Find one stretch to do each day. When that becomes routine, add another. At Roberts Chiropractic, we are happy to help you find effective stretches for your particular problem area.
-Most of all, change your mind. Think of it as a priceless vessel that you are in charge of keeping cleaned out. It is up to you to take out clumps of worry, fear, unbelief, anger, resentment, and bitterness. Let go of the wrongs that have been done to you, and the guilt for what you have done to others.
Then, allow pleasant thoughts of love, joy, peace, trust, and forgiveness to fill your vessel.
Make 2014 a year of brand new beginnings!
Happy New Year from Dr. Scott Roberts, Dr. John Colwell, their staff and families.