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You Made Changes for COVID. Will You Make Changes for Your Long-Term Health?

February 16, 2021

Think about how your life has changed to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. Physical distancing. Frequent and thorough handwashing. Working from home. Virtual schooling. More online shopping. Curbside pickup of groceries.

Whether you did any or all of these things for a period of time or continue doing them to this day, most people have made significant changes during the past year.

I wonder who has used this crisis as motivation to make lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of serious complications or death due to COVID-19. If a pandemic that has claimed nearly a half million lives isn’t enough to wake up this nation to the epidemic of obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic illnesses, I don’t know what will.

I hear politicians and CDC officials talk about distancing, masks, and vaccines, but I don’t hear them talking about the cost of chronic illness in terms of dollars, quality of life, and death.

It comes down to a simple question.

If you’re willing to make such significant lifestyle changes that prevent exposure to the coronavirus, why aren’t you willing to make changes that make you more resilient to the coronavirus and virtually every other disease?

What Changes Have You Made in the Past Year?

Have you moved your diet closer to nature? In other words, do most of your meals come from the ground, the sea, and plants and trees rather than boxes, cans, and drive-thrus?

Since you’ve probably spent more time cooking since the pandemic hit, have you tried to use healthier cooking methods and ingredients? Have you sought out organics?

Did you figure out a routine for exercising outdoors and in your home?

Are you using extra time at home to exercise your brain?

Are you spending more time reading and less time in front of a TV, computer, or mobile device?

Have you made a concerted effort to remove yourself from stressful situations? Have you explored stretching and breathing techniques and prayer to help you relax? Are you spending more meaningful time with the people you love?

Have you made changes to your workstation to reduce stress on your spine and joints?

Focus on Long-Term Health, Not Short-Term Reaction to Crisis

These changes aren’t just about surviving COVID-19. Viral and bacterial infections are part of the human existence that won’t go away after you’ve been vaccinated.

Building a stronger, better body – physically, psychologically, and nutritionally – will help you feel better, function better, and live longer.

One of the keys to preventing or recovering from any physical, mental, or emotional disorder is practicing better self-care. Of course, it’s not always easy to figure out what the right approach is, or what the highest priority should be.

If you haven’t taken steps to live a healthier lifestyle or you’re not sure where to start, Natural Healthcare Center can help. We operate within a layer of science that exists between what your primary physician tells you and what you might have read online or in a magazine.

Make no mistake, this is science. It’s just not the kind of science that relies on prescription medication to make you feel better. It’s science based on a deep understanding of how the human body is designed, how it functions, and how it responds to your lifestyle choices and the environment that surrounds you.

Everyone Has a Choice to Make

You can wait for your vaccine and go back to living the way you did prior to the pandemic.

Or you can use the pandemic as motivation to make permanent lifestyle changes that help you live as many disease-free, pain-free years as possible.

If you’d like to have a very frank, open discussion about your health and what steps you can take to improve it, schedule a complimentary consultation at Natural Healthcare Center.

Dr. Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.