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Posted on 06-05-2018

It’s always been about speed and convenience.
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It’s easy to reminisce about how much better it was when things were slower, but the reality is that we’re obsessed with increasing the speed of productivity and the convenience at which we can obtain it.
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We act nostalgic, but speed and convenience always win. In information, travel, entertainment, communication, the list goes on… speed and convenience win. The handheld device most of us are reading this on supports the point.
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There is a cost though.
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Our obsession with speed and convenience has caused us to overlook a critical component of our lives and the cost is far too high.
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We’ve bought into the idea that there’s a pill for every problem we have because we’ve been sold the lie that they deliver better health with speed and convenience.
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It turns out Americans take more pills today than at any other time in recent history —and far more than people in any other country. (1)
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When looking at opioid usage "If you include Canada and Western Europe [with the United States, consumption of global opioid supply] increases to 95 percent, so the remaining countries only have access to about 5 percent of the opioid supply," said Vikesh Singh, assistant professor of medicine and director of the Pancreatitis Center at Johns Hopkins University. (2)
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Our own U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, has publicly stated that we give opioids out so easily that every adult in America can have "a bottle of pills [opioids] and then some." (3)
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The logical conclusion for us taking more pills than any other country in the entire world would be that we are the healthiest country in the entire world.
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Sadly, the United States came in 34th place. (4,5)
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The point to all of this is simply that speed and convenience are not getting us where we want to be with our health.
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What if instead of taking multiple pills everyday, we took one small positive change and implemented it?
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What if we took a walk at lunch or took the stairs up to our office?
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What if we started getting regular chiropractic care to truly correct the aches and pains we’re taking the pills for and that are keeping us from being active. Patients in our office report care allows us to sleep better, have more energy, and more vitality.
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What if we didn’t drink that soda or eat that muffin, and instead drank water and ate fruit?
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What if making those small changes built into making bigger changes like going to the gym, eating better overall, and being able to focus on our family instead of our problems?
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What kind of impact would that make in your life?
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Will it be slow and consistent? Yes, because sometimes speed and convenience have too heavy a price to pay.
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Commit to one small change that you can make to your health and your life today.
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I suggest starting with Chiropractic care at

Vidan Family Chiropractic

2230 S Brentwood Blvd

St Louis MO 63144

314-678-9355

http://drvidan.com/

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