Finding A Healthy Balance

Finding A Healthy Balance

Yes, the above picture is of a stool.  What might you ask is the purpose of this random picture?  What significance does it have with respect to my life or anyone else’s for that matter?  Why am I still staring at this random object?  This simple representation of a three legged stool is profound in many respects.  I will attempt to clarify a few of those why’s below.

Before I begin, I ask that you look beyond the stool for a moment and think to yourself “what possible meanings could this have in my life or the lives of others?”  From my standpoint it represents balance.  If you happen to remove one leg then the stool would immediately become off balance and the individual or thing sitting on it would most certainly tumble to the ground and break.

You might ask yourself what the heck this has to do with anything in life or to myself for that matter?  As a chiropractor, allow me to give you two scenarios with respect to health and wellbeing.

The seat part would be your outcome, or that which you desire from receiving care.  The legs will represent components necessary to achieve an optimal outcome for yourself.  One leg would represent receiving your adjustments “IN RHYTHM”.  Another leg would represent engaging in regular movement and doing corrective exercise.  The last leg will represent breaking all of the bad habits that likely allowed you to develop the condition in the first place.  If you were to remove one of the legs then you most certainly would become unbalanced and the desired outcome would be less than optimal.

In this second example the seat again would represent your health or desired health outcome. For the sake of argument let’s just label the seat as optimal health.   And once again the legs would represent necessary components in achieving a desired outcome.  I have spoken about these concepts before in workshops so let’s label the legs with the wellness principles of Think Well, Move Well and Eat Well.  As was witnessed in the first example, if one of the legs is removed then achieving optimal wellness becomes that much more difficult.

The stool is a perfect representation of things with which you have control.  Things that if done over time give you the best opportunity to achieve outcomes you desire.  It works in a similar way to compounding interest (if you’re a money person) .  Small things (good habits) done over time yield a positive results.  What choices are you making and is your stool balanced?

Dr. Nathan Swacha

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