The Benefits of Seeing Wellness Care as an Investment in Your Health
Wellness care clinics may seem like an expense, but perceiving it as an investment in your health can shift your mindset and help you reap numerous benefits in the long run
Visiting a wellness care clinic is often viewed as an expense, a cost that many people try to avoid. But what if we were to look at it differently? What if we were to perceive going to a wellness clinic as an investment in our health and well-being, rather than just another expense?
Think of it this way: when we invest in something, we put money into it with the expectation of seeing a return in the future. This could be a financial investment that we hope will yield profits, or it could be an investment in our health, where we hope to see benefits in the form of improved physical and mental well-being. Sewing and reaping the harvest. Planting seeds for the future.
When we think of visiting a wellness clinic as an investment, we shift our mindset from reluctance to intention. Instead of viewing it as a cost that we would rather avoid, we start to see it as:
- An opportunity to improve our health,
- Prevent future health issues, and ultimately
- Save money in the long run.
Wellness care clinics offer a wide range of services that can benefit our health, such as staying physically functional, preventative screenings, nutrition counseling, stress management, and chronic disease management. By regularly visiting a wellness care clinic, we can catch health issues early on, on the horizon, when they are easier to treat and often less expensive to treat. We can also take preventative measures to reduce our risk of developing chronic diseases and improve our overall health and well-being.
The benefits of investing in our health are numerous. Some benefits include:
- Avoiding costly medical bills down the road,
- improve our quality of life,
- increase our productivity, and
- allow us to enjoy more of the things we love to do.
Of course, it's understandable that many people may still feel hesitant about the cost of visiting a wellness care clinic. However, it's important to remember that the cost of NOT investing in our health can be much higher in the long run. When we neglect our health, we risk developing chronic diseases, which can be both physically and financially draining. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases are responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths each year in the United States and account for 75% of the nation's healthcare spending.
So, the question becomes: how can we shift our mindset from one of seeing wellness care as an expense to one of seeing it as an investment in our health? One way is to think about the long-term benefits. By investing in our health now, we can avoid costly medical bills and lost productivity in the future. We can also enjoy a higher quality of life and more time with our loved ones.
Another way is to educate ourselves about the benefits of wellness care. Many wellness care clinics offer educational resources and classes that can help us learn more about how to take care of our health. By arming ourselves with knowledge, we can make more informed decisions about our health and well-being.
Finally, it's important to remember that investing in our health is an ongoing process. Just like a financial investment, it requires regular contributions over time. By making wellness care a regular part of our routine, we can ensure that we are consistently investing in our health and reaping the benefits in the long run.
The next time you consider skipping your wellness care appointment, remember that you are investing in your health and well-being, for you, your partner, and your family.....and the benefits will pay off in the future for all of you.
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Dr. Jeff Williams, DC, FIANM, DABFP, FMS is double Board Certified as a Fellow in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Orthopedics as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Professionals, Certified in Functional Movement Systems, expert witness in personal injury cases, and chiropractor in Amarillo, TX. As an Amarillo chiropractor, Dr. Williams treats chronic pain, disc pain, low back pain, neck pain, whiplash injuries, and more. Dr. Williams is also the host of The Chiropractic Forward Podcast (https://www.chiropracticforward.com). Through the podcast, Dr. Williams teaches fellow chiropractors and advocates weekly for evidence-based, patient-centered practice through current and relevant research. If you have any questions for Dr. Williams, feel free to email at [email protected] Learn more about Dr. Williams and his practice at https://www.amarillochiropractor.com.
Dr. Williams was voted Best Chiropractor In Amarillo in the Best of Amarillo 2020 & 2021. Dr. Williams's full-time Amarillo chiropractic practice is Creek Stone Integrated Medical at 3501 SW 45th St., Ste. T, Amarillo, TX 79109. If you are searching for a chiropractor near me, Dr. Williams is your Amarillo Chiropractor.
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Jeff S Williams, DC, FIANM, DABFP