Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did. ~ Mark Twain
We should all live our lives doing the things we love. We stay active, train hard, play with our kids, and travel to experience everything this world has to offer. We get one amazing body, a body that we should take of in order to make it to the end. Preventative maintenance is the key to keep our bodies running like Ferraris.
Preventative maintenance can take many forms, including eating right, performing regular blood work, taking supplements, and above all, Moving Well. The more you drive your car without changing the oil, rotating the tires, and replacing the filters, the worse the damage becomes and the more expensive it is to repair the damage. The same analogy holds true for the human body. Performance therapy is much more cost effective. Learn how to move well, increase strength and resiliency, and recover optimally. The other option is running on fumes and waiting for everything to break down, resulting is costly surgery.
Our body has its’ own check engine light. Listen to your aches and pains and address these issues as they become more apparent. Seeing a professional who understands what good movement looks like is just like seeing your trusted mechanic. They can figure out your limitations, whether they be mobility, motor control, or stability in nature before they lead to incident or injury.