As many of you know, I enjoy pondering all things PT, pain management, function, health, and wellness. During one of my ponderings, I realized that most people fall into one of two camps:
The people who take better care of their car than they do themselves
The people who take better care of themselves (or just as good) as they do their car
Which one are you?
If your car has a dent or scratch, do you take it in to get worked on?
If you have a new ache or stiffness that's not going away on its own in your knee or shoulder, do you get that looked at?
If your car's check engine light comes on, do you take it in to the shop or ignore it?
If your body is breaking down and you're avoiding activities you used to be able to do 1-5 years ago, do you get that looked at, or brush it under the rug?
If your car's low fuel light comes on, do you get gas, or let it run dry?
If you're short on sleep, exercise, nutritious food, or hydration, do you try to do something about it, or keep on depriving yourself of rest, movement, a healthy diet, and water?
So, really ask yourself, which one are you? And then realize that your car gets you from Point A to Point B, but your body gets you from birth until death. Which one warrants more maintenance, attention, and priority??
Food for thought!
In good health,
Dr. Ashley Bertorelli, PT and Clinic Owner
Troy, NY, USA