As many of you know, I travel 1-2 weekends a month teaching for the ICPA with my most recent trip to Rochester, NY. It was the first time I had flown in three weeks, and the first time since the mask mandate had been lifted … and thank goodness! Most of you also know how much I dislike masks, in fact, I dislike any of these mandates these days, as I feel people should make the best decision for themselves and should not be forced into doing anything.
As I walked through the airport, I would say that about 5-10% of people still had masks on, everyone else was smiling and breathing free. I wasn’t sure what to expect, I was hoping it was more like 1%, but 10% tells you that people just didn’t like wearing the things, and only did so because they were supposed to. When I look at the Facebook posts from United Airlines, Delta & Southwest and see that 97% of people either “liked” or “loved” their posts about masks being optional, it tells you that people were ready for a change. And optional it should be, just like the injection they are asking people to get. It should be optional.
As we are now 2+ years into this “pandemic”, I think about when it first started and hearing that it could last two years. My thoughts at the time were “no way, that’s impossible” but here we are, two years later, and it still isn’t declared over. Who knows if or when it will be over and what will happen after that, only time will tell? What I have focused on during the past two years (or longer) and what I will focus on in the future, is creating and maintaining health. Doing everything I can to create a healthy me, to help my son become healthier, and educate people in my office about health.
Health is not the absence of symptoms, just because someone doesn’t feel sick doesn’t mean they are healthy. Health goes way beyond that. It’s physical well-being, emotional well-being, and social well-being. It’s creating health in your body, not eliminating symptoms. It’s making sure your immune system is as strong as ever, so it can fight off whatever comes its way. It is eating a 90% healthy diet (whole foods, proteins, fruits & vegetables, and all organic based), exercising daily, getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night, and getting adjusted weekly or every other week. Your nervous system controls the function of everything in your body, it controls how your body adapts and regulates to its surroundings. Your nervous system controls your immune system, your cardiovascular system, your digestive system, and all those parts of the body. When you get adjusted, an adjustment reduces or removes nerve interference, so the nervous system works better. When the nervous system works better, then you work better. It’s that simple. It’s not about pain relief, it’s about health. Create health from within and you have a better chance of fighting disease, decreasing symptoms, and allowing your body to be the best you possible. Don’t wait until a symptom appears to act. Take steps now. Most likely you will feel better now and will help your body in the future.