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Health and Wellbeing

10 Aug 2017

Injury, see your GP and be your best!

Injury

Injury, discomfort and pain are things that we all despise. To move freely, effortlessly and pain-free is a wonderful feeling (often taken for granted) and this not only helps with our everyday movement but helps us mentally feel alive and well.

For many though, chronic pain is something that has to be dealt with on a daily basis. For others, it may be some form of acute injury that sets them back for a period of time. What I encourage anyone that has any form of injury or endures pain and discomfort is to seek the help of a specialist. Many of us elect to try and push through and save money or time and instead hope that either the pain or injury will go away or that we can push on through it.

What price though do we put on feeling great and moving pain-free? Our bodies are finely tuned and if we let things fester or go unchecked, sure we may get by but our body will adapt and potentially lead to postural imbalances and more ongoing pain and discomfort.

Perhaps it may be time to book in and see one of the following - GP, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Exercise Physiologist or Personal Trainer. If you need help with finding a good one, get in touch!

See your Doctor

When was the last time that you took the time out of your busy schedule to see your GP? There is a saying that “you don’t know what you don’t know” and many of us let our health go unchecked especially when it comes to some simple tests like our bloods, blood pressure and even our mental well being. Seeing a GP regularly is crucial to keep you on track to optimal health and wellbeing. Personally, I think that everyone should make a trip to see their GP every six months. Men are especially bad with regular check-ups with their doctor and there are also many women that could perhaps benefit from more regular visits too. Do me a favor and check when your last visit was and if it has been a while make an appointment!

Be your best!

Life is increasingly going by at a faster rate. There are so many more options available to us than there were 10 or 20 years ago and many of us are getting caught up in the ‘noise’. We are often failing to live in the now and instead turn to social media and then by the time we look up, we’ve missed out on so much of the now.

What I like to help people do is strive to be the best they can be. Time is a very valuable commodity and many of us waste it, holding us back from being the best that we can be. Are you giving yourself the best opportunity for success with everything in your life? Are you spending enough time getting the sleep you require? Are you focusing on getting the most out of your career? Are you doing all that you can to be healthy through exercise and nutrition?

These are all vital parts of being the best you can be and I ask you to take a moment to reflect. Are you happy with where your life is heading or could you take steps to address it and make changes? Go on, be your best!

 

Justin Moran

Personal Trainer - Just In Time PT

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