Exploring the Meaning of Wellness

Sometimes all we need is a change in our perspective…

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Too often we consider Wellness as the successful end-goal of a heath objective, such as, dieting to lose weight. This perspective hides the purest beauty of Wellness and does nothing to inspire us.

For surely Wellness is not just an achievement of some vague state of disease-free health.  It is not the “house” at the end of the road where you settle for where you are.  True Inspired Wellness shifts that perspective of a settling just for the goal, to a state of adventurous being, of living an exalted life, expressed fully, in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual realms.

Wellness is “Well-being”, not, “well I’m done”.

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“Inspiring Wellness in Your Family”
~ Dr. Chess Miles D.C. and Dr. Melvin Aldridge D.C. ~

3 Benefits of Keeping Summer in Your Life

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“The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration” ~ Claude Monet
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” ~ John Keats

 

Great artists knew it. Great poets understood it.

Connecting with nature is good for us!

During the summer we often spend more time than usual outside in nature and in countless outdoor activities. As summer winds down we accelerate back into the more hectic lifestyle of school starting and holidays on the horizon. During this increased stress it is even more vital to our wellness to keep a bit of summer in our daily lives by getting outside regularly. Here are just three of the benefits of doing that.:

  1. Natural sunlight is a rich source of Vitamin D for our body. We continue to learn how good Vitamin D is for our health and how critical it is for our body’s systems and how it strengthens our immune system.
  2. Being outdoors gives us a break from the technology we have allowed to not just run our lives, but to run over our lives. In the process our spirit, energy, and often our health is flattened like a dried-up leftover tortilla. Even short term activities outside: a walk, gardening, watering plants, playing with kids, walking the dog, sitting or talking outside with real-life friends rather than online Facebook posts, have the powerful effect of clearing, refocusing, and inspiring our minds.
  3. We soon discover that restlessness and increased anxiety of our stressed out life dissolve in a bath of natural sunlight. Once that happens we have more room for inspiration and for that magnificent attribute of peace to move into our being.

Make a plan. The days will be getting shorter as we move from summer to autumn and into winter. Consider how you can keep even just a small piece of summer in your life, then enjoy it.

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Email: prohealth@prohealthwellnesssolutions

“Inspiring Wellness in Your Family”

~ Dr. Chess Miles and Dr. Melvin Aldridge ~

Got Stress?


These days, stress is so common it’s often seen as “normal.” Since it’s unlikely that we can eliminate stress in our lives, improving our ability to withstand and accommodate it is important for our health.

There’s good stress and bad stress.

Positive Stress Negative Stress
A workout at the gym Lack of adequate sleep
One-day water fast Daily diet of fast food
Learning the piano Paying the bills
International travel Airline seats
Trying new foods Food poisoning
A glass of wine Three glasses of wine

Generally, stress falls into three categories:

Physical Stress – Repetitive motions (painting the ceiling), postural distortions (falling asleep with your neck twisted) and whiplash injuries from a car accident are physical stresses. So are slips and falls. Even a difficult birth or learning to walk.

Emotional Stress – Ever face an impossible deadline at work? Or grieved the loss of a loved one? Notice the posture of someone who is depressed. Emotional stress is one of the most common, yet overlooked types of negative stress.  Anger, or a sense of hopelessness, are common forms of emotional stress that may affect the spine.

Chemical Stress – Today’s environment constantly assaults us with chemicals. Drugs, preservatives, tobacco, alcohol, pollen, pet dander, detergents, fabric softeners and a host of other substances that can affect our nervous system and muscle tone.

Stress produces a reaction in your body. Besides increased levels of stress hormones, the fight or flight response may produce spinal joint dysfunction. Think of it as your body’s circuit breaker.

When you’re ready to take action, ring us at PROHEALTH Wellness Solutions to arrange your first visit: (281) 991-7676.

ProHealth Wellness Solutions
281-991-7676
Email: prohealth@prohealthwellnesssolutions.com

“Inspiring Wellness in Your Family”

~ Dr. Chess Miles and Dr. Melvin Aldridge ~

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Understanding Chiropractic

“What is Chiropractic?

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Our spinal cord is made up of nerves connecting the brain to nerves in the body — a superhighway for messages between our brain and the rest of our body. Our spinal cord is surrounded for most of its length by the bones (vertebrae) that form the spine.

Here are some basic underlying principles to deepen your understanding of Chiropractic.

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“INSPIRING WELLNESS IN YOUR FAMILY”

~ DR. CHESS MILES AND DR. MELVIN ALDRIDGE ~

Memorial Day Gratitude

We are thankful as we remember… all who proudly served and all who gave their all in protection of our country.

Please enjoy this song of remembrance and gratitude titled “Row Upon Row”.

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“INSPIRING WELLNESS IN YOUR FAMILY”

~ DR. CHESS MILES AND DR. MELVIN ALDRIDGE ~

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May is Women’s Health Month

Join us for a Women’s Health Workshop!

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ProHealth Wellness Solutions
281-991-7676
Email: prohealth_dc@yahoo.com

“Inspiring Wellness in Your Family”

~ Dr. Chess Miles and Dr. Melvin Aldridge ~

Pain In Your Neck?

“Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”
~ James Bryant Conant

Most people experience neck pain at some time in their lives. A  Chiropractor’s training  helps them to be adept at locating and removing the subluxation cause of neck pain. This allows the innate ability of your body to heal itself and results in progressively restoring better mobility in the neck and other affected body parts. Like the turtle in the quote above, if you are a sufferer of neck pain, you may only make progress to relief and optimal health by sticking out your neck – at your Chiropractor’s office.

The cervical (neck) spine starts at the base of the brain stem. It includes the first seven bones of the spinal column, and runs to right above the shoulder blades. The cervical spine also contains muscles, ligaments and joints, with nerve endings that respond to problems in your body by conveying the sensation of pain to the brain, which in turn responds with “Yikes, my neck sure hurts!”

Often neck pain results from performing repetitive movements, such as painting ceilings, working at a computer with head in a strained position, or even sleeping wrong. All may result in strain, sprain, inflammation or spasm in the ligaments, muscles, or joints in the neck. This video below conveys the complex and beautiful design of those structures of the neck that must all work together.

If your neck is giving you pain and not working as designed, consider the turtle again. We all want to make progress towards the best health we can possibly be. Hiding closed up in a shell hoping the pain will one day go away, gets you nowhere. Take charge of your health and give us a call! It would be our pleasure to help you discover wellness care through Chiropractic.

ProHealth Wellness Solutions
281-991-7676
Email: prohealth_dc@yahoo.com

“Inspiring Wellness in Your Family”

~ Dr. Chess Miles and Dr. Melvin Aldridge ~