The secret to feeling your best may not always come from a doctor’s office. Healthcare providers, researchers, and patients are accustomed to the idea of treating diseases with the mentality of only when it’s broke, fix it. Ask yourself whether you would rather pay for a new automobile engine or simply perform a scheduled oil change service? Similarly, if we can shift our focus to whole body maintenance and prevention, we can avoid invasive treatments and maintain affordable healthcare.
Regular diet and exercise can be very effective yet extremely boring. If all Americans exercised for 30 minutes daily, we could reduce the incidence of heart attacks by as much as 40 percent. Try something totally new to avoid the boringness that a workout brings. A few examples might be taking the stairs, using a standing work desk, juicing, probiotics or colonics, and ending the week with a spa treatment.
Spa treatments are something that can be done at home affordably or at a get away or nearby salon or spa. Massages, manicures, pedicures and facials are amongst the many on a spa menu. Some local spas in South Florida are:
- Canyon Ranch, Miami
- Maui, Boca Raton
- Rejuvenate, Coral Springs
- Bliss, W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale
You can visit Dr Shillingford’s Pinterest page for more resources. Challenge yourself and do something new. It will strengthen your body and mind. Do your research and determine what you can realistically handle. You may not always get the results you desire, but stick with it and you will be on your way to feeling your best.