Building Long-Term Health as a Family

Healthcare Crisis

The healthcare system has had no issue focusing their time and energy on ways to financially provide healthcare. Our focus should shift from affording healthcare to transforming healthcare. Studies continuously show we are the sickest industrialized country with the most doctors, medicine, and treatment options. We are 5% of the world’s population and we consume 75% of the world’s medications. Statistically, one out of two people will have heart disease and one out of three people will have cancer. It is evident the healthcare sytem is failing us.

Do You Have a Plan?

Thankfully, you have full control of taking responsibility of your health. The question to ask yourself is do you have a game plan? We are not just talking about a specific insurance plan, but more about a plan of action. Most plans are in place of emergency situations, rather than preventing detrimental health disasters. It’s all about building up health. It’s giving your body strength for its optimal ability to function and heal. This is how you keep yourself from  getting things like heart disease, cancer, back pain, digestive problems, and more. Health is more than focusing on one thing. It’s multiple lifestyle habits working together to make sure your body is functioning at 100%.

Changing Societal Norms

As a society, we are very aware of following protocols from medications to cover up health symptoms. Where we lack, however, is dealing straight with the root cause. Our body was not made to heal from the outside in. Instead, it was powerfully created to heal from the inside out. A proactive question to ask yourself before taking medications or following a treatment for symptoms is, “will this remove the interference causing the underlying issue and is it going to rebuild health, strength, and healing?” Creating a game plan with your spouse and family for each of the following topics will set your family up for overall success and health.

5 Ways to Build Health as a Family

1. Diet

Focusing on non-inflammatory foods will drastically change the way your body functions. Almost every named diet follows this specific step. If your body is inflamed, then your body is building disease. Adults typically feel effects faster than a child’s due to the strength of a child’s body. The issue with this, however, is your child will eventually see side effects overtime. Watching your water intake, electrolytes, and minerals are equally important.

2. Recovery

What does your sleep schedule look like? What about your child’s ? A parent’s amount of rest effects the entire household’s health. Lack of prioritizing sleep can result in issues between spouses, children, and your overall health. It is vital to get 7-9 hours of sleep and remain in a mental state of peace as often as possible throughout the day. Recovery is vital for exercise, also. Without it, you are breaking your body down opposed to building  muscle.

3. Exercise

Our society is so sedentary that it requires us to prioritize full range of motion movement daily.   Exercise increases oxygen, regulates our hormones, and strengthens our cardiovascular health. It’s important to understand the different effects on woman’s and men’s bodies when it comes to exercise. As a family, walking can be a key to your health. This is an easy routine to get into, decreasing screen time and increasing health physically and emotionally.

4. Adjustments

Your spine is essential to the nervous system’s functionality. Your nervous system is vitally important because it controls 90% of the brain’s stimulation and is also connected to every organ in the body. Movement feeds the brain so when disks are holding extra pressure or misaligned, health issues begin to rise. Adjustments alone do not heal the body. Adjustments assist in removing interference so the body can heal itself properly.

5. Mindset

The most important aspect of your health is your mindset. Your perspective on life impacts the stress released throughout your body and ultimately the way your body functions. Your mindset can be impacted by multiple things. If your diet is poor, your mindset will follow. Inflammation causes brain fog, fatigue, and memory loss. If you have little to no movement daily, you will increase the chances of depression. Studies prove the positive effects of exercise are greater than depression medications time and time again.


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Queen City Health Center is a Charlotte Chiropractic and total wellness center for individuals and families. With locations across Charlotte, NC and Matthews, NC, we specialize in helping individuals and families find true health and ways to maximize their lives through nutrition, lifestyle classes, detoxification and spinal correction.


SouthPark Office 4421 Sharon Rd #100 Charlotte, NC 28211 980-422-2000
Matthews Office 1730 Matthews Township Pkwy Matthews, NC 28105 704-844-6368