It has come so abundantly clear to me recently how important it is to invest time in planning ahead for our health and well being as we age. We will spend hours and much money securing our financial futures yet we push through colds/flus, ignore the little pain in our knee until we can’t ignore it any longer, or make unwise choices with our diet and level of exercise. These actions are not meant to help us secure a long term future of good health.
A good friend of mine even said to me today that when she gets sick, she can’t afford to stop. A client of mine knows she needs to exercise but at the end of her day, she’s so tired, she just goes straight to bed. My business colleague who manages a home health company explained that he rarely comes in contact with people who planned to have health issues or have planned to address and have answers for the last 5 years of their life. So why do we do this? My colleague who is a life coach has spoken to the concept that we live our days without thinking constantly of death, it’s a protective mechanism our brain does naturally to save us from paralyzing ourselves with fear of the possible and unknown.
What can we do about securing our future health? Start by thinking about adding acupuncture to your foray of health options. Of course I don’t need to tell you to eat healthy and to exercise because you know that already but the immune boosting properties as well as other amazing physical/emotional reactions that result from receiving acupuncture on a regular basis as indisputable. Ask someone who has had acupuncture, they’ll tell you the truth. Also consider looking into long term care insurance. Some states may/may not have this option but I do know that if you can afford it, it may be worth it in the last 5 years of your life.
The bottom line is that the only things we can count on is death, taxes, and change. None of those are we able to avoid or completely change. But what we can do is make a positive effect on the death part. Therefore, “how do you want to live your dash”…think acupuncture.