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Presence

Presence

I recently read the book Presence by Amy Cuddy and was very impressed at how congruent the information was with what I see in and discuss with my Chiropractic patients .  A Chiropractic advocate, Bill Esteb, had mentioned that this book was a great read so I picked it up.  In this book the author discusses her story through recovery and excelling after a brain injury, how she got into researching about presence and personal power, as well as the research relating to postures and presence.

My favourite aspect of this book is how the author discusses the research related to how the body can impact the brain.  By adopting powerful, happy, sad, or angry postures, you can create those feelings and experiences in yourself!  Once aware of this physiological phenomenon, you need to take advantage of it.

Your posture matters to not only your spine and nerve system, but also to your brain, moods, and feelings of power or powerlessness.

Posture matters and you can impact it.

Check out the book here:
http://amycuddy.com/presence/

Here is a video of the author Amy Cuddy presenting this information in a TED talk! Enjoy!

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Younger Next Year Book Report by Mississauga Chiropractor

Younger Next Year book report by Mississauga Chiropractor

Younger Next Year puts you in the perspective of Chris who is applying the information from his Medical Doctor Henry towards becoming “Younger Next Year”. Chris is starting his 60’s and has a choice to make, does he care enough to put in the effort required to live a good life into his 80’s? Or does he allow his body to slowly deteriorate into his 80’s as is the current expectation of many?

Younger Next Year is written by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, MD.

Fortunately for all of us, the science of aging has revealed that it is possible to live well into our 80’s, but it does take effort. This book does highlight some great steps, such as:

  • taking charge of your body and your life
  • strength training and endurance training, including strategies using a heart rate monitor
  • nutrition, including good fats and good foods
  • mindset, such as caring about appearance and the steps required to live well
  • relationships, with your spouse, friends, and family
  • lifestyle factors, from alcohol to exercise

As a Chiropractor in Mississauga, this book highlights many topics that my patients could benefit from. The concept I often do encourage to many patients is that they can be “younger next year”. There are many patients I have that come into mind that through hard work and lifestyle changes they were able to live a younger life this year than they were 5 years ago. This is very empowering to the patient, and can be just the motivation they need to make the first steps in their life towards living a “younger life”.

What would YOU need to do to live “younger next year”?

Sometimes a patients will comment that they “feel 80 years old” or I see them moving in their chiropractic exam like they are in their 80’s. I will then ask that person throughout their chiropractic care how old they feel now? That perception of aging can be a great measure of your life.

How old do you feel today?

How are you moving today? I also see patients in their 80’s who are moving as if they are 60!

Who would you rather be?

Is it worth your time and effort to have that life experience?

Often times my new chiropractic patients are “stuck” in their life. A specific injury or multitude of injuries are holding them back. After an initial course of Chiropractic adjustments, it is incredible to see them get back to their naturally healthy selves. I usually tell them to continue the momentum they have gained in their health and continue it towards new goals! Perhaps you are stuck? If you are in Hamilton or Mississauga I would love to meet you and determine if your case is a Chiropractic case which could help you get back to your naturally healthy self!

Other books:

Another book that has excellent concepts that you can easily apply to living a longer, more comfortable, and active life is Sitting Kills Moving Heals. Check out the blogs on this topic too!

More to learn?

Another great topic along these lines from Dr. Callum Peever is “Grow Your Brain” talks and blogs. Check out the information too!

Connect with Dr. Callum Peever in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health