Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – November 24th

Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot

On Fridays I like to share experiences I’ve had during the week with patients and in my personal life that I’ve found significant.  I like to share them in hopes that you might find value in them and have something resonate with you in your life.  

Something I believe.  One of the things I am known for when I coach is being a “hype man.”  I have a unique way of pumping up my team and by the time we take the field, we’re like William Wallace in Braveheart ready to battle.  “Hype” is fun and can raise the level of passion and excitement in any endeavor.  While this is something I love, I am far more passionate about preparation. 

Preparation involves hard work, repetition, practice, discipline, habits, and more.  Done properly, this will accelerate the development of abilities which in turn builds confidence.  Without preparation, no amount of hype or motivation can compensate for it.  That said, when someone has prepared well, hype can go a long way.  Just that little bit extra excitement can make you feel even more certain of your abilities, especially if things become challenging.   Prepare yourself each day as best you can but add in a little hype to fuel your fire as well.

Something to be aware of.  When people get hungry, they often instinctively seek out the quickest forms of food to provide them energy.  These tend to be high in sugar and fat instead of nutrients and solid ingredients.  So rather than healthy proteins and salads for example, your mind tells you to go for candy.  My belief is that this premise applies to more than just food.

Undisciplined minds will always seek out “mental candy.”  These are paths of least resistance and include laziness, poor habits, morally questionable behavior, reduced quality standards, etc.  My method for avoiding mental candy is to shift my focus from how a decision will make me feel in the moment to how it will make me feel later.  For example, eating unhealthy meals, skipping workouts, or quitting activities will only make me feel horrible down the line so I don’t allow myself to do that.   Simply shifting your focus from instant gratification to how it will feel later can give you the power to make far better decisions. 

A great reminder.  My wife and I went out for brunch last weekend.  As we ate, a couple came to the table next to us and told an elderly couple that they paid for their meal.  They said some really nice things, wished them well, and left.  It was very nice to hear.  Later in the weekend, my wife was at a store when a woman told the young man behind the counter that his tattoos would cause him to get cancer.  He was a young kid and my wife said he became visibly upset and hurt by that ridiculous comment.

We all have the potential to be a person that either uplifts or brings down those around us.  Personally, I see no value in being someone who makes people feel terrible.  You never know where someone is at in their journey or what they’re going through.  Sometimes, a simple extra word of praise or support can make a difference.  These interactions over the weekend reminded me that I never want to be the person that leaves somewhere with people feeling worse about themselves because of me.  Instead, my desire is to somehow uplift those around me whenever possible. 

Something I strive for.  One of my favorite feelings in the world is what I like to call an “empty tank.”  To me, this is where I feel like I have exhausted myself as much as possible within a single day.  It involves challenging myself physically, work performance, and the quality of the interactions I have with those I care for most.  If I can maximize those three areas, by the time I go to bed I feel exhausted and satisfied that I did my absolute best that day.  There is no better feeling for me than having an empty tank. 

I would estimate that in each month, I hit this goal only once or twice.  Most days, I must be honest with myself and admit I could have done a bit better in one or multiple areas.  When that is the case, I use it as motivation for the following day.  The point is to set forth a high personal standard.  Doing everything I can each day to empty the tank has truly helped transform the quality of my life over what it once was.

Some quotes I Love.

“There are three solutions to every problem; accept it, change it, or leave it.  If you can’t accept it, change it.  If you can’t change it, leave it.”

“Old keys don’t unlock new doors.”

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – November 17th

Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot

On Fridays I like to share experiences I’ve had during the week with patients and in my personal life that I’ve found significant.  I like to share them in hopes that you might find value in them and have something resonate with you in your life.  

Something that helps me.  I talk often in these 5 Spots about habits I utilize physically, nutritionally, and mentally based on my successes and failures.  One thing that helps me tremendously that I have neglected to ever mention is prayer.  Prayer has become a crucial part of my daily routine, whereas for much of my life that was not the case. 

I pray somewhat formally at times but usually it’s informally as I run, drive, go through my day, or with my wife and children.  I like to talk about what I’m grateful for, request blessings for myself and others, and ask for guidance on issues both large and small.  This gives me comfort and peace more than anything else I do.  It allows me to remain hopeful and positive, keeps me grounded, and gives me strength in my best and worst times. I have no idea what your beliefs are, but I can tell you that especially over the last several years, prayer has evolved into my greatest weapon.

A story I’d like to share with you.  In my last 100-mile race, I suffered multiple injuries to one of my ankles.  At about mile 35, I tripped, twisted it badly for the third time, and fell hard to the ground.  I was dejected, lying in mud with intense pain, and still had 65 miles left to go.  I had an excuse to quit but decided to get up and try to start moving again.  When I did so, I did not feel triumphant and over the next 65 miles I never felt particularly strong or confident.  Many times, I felt embarrassed at how slow I had to go after all the training I’d invested.  After I finished the race, it took 2 weeks for the swelling in my feet and legs to subside, I couldn’t run for over a month, and it took 3 months to regain sensation in two of my toes.    

I share this story because this is what I believe success looks like.  It’s often not pretty, is incredibly difficult, and will be painful at times.  It will boil down to how badly you want it, whether you can keep believing in yourself when things are dire, and your ability to keep moving forward after countless setbacks.  Furthermore, the path to success often will not feel successful.  It will be frustrating and slow going.  However, when you look back, you will understand that what you achieved was earned over time with small victories you hadn’t realized or appreciated in the moment.    

Something I recommend trying.  In weight training, doing one extra repetition that your body is unaccustomed to when muscles are fatigued can create a small amount of muscle growth.  That single extra rep under stress forces the muscle to adapt by becoming stronger.  Done repeatedly, this increases the size, density, and strength of the muscles.  This same premise can be used in any aspect of life. 

If you ate better than you normally do, could you do that for one more meal?  What if you gave your best effort at work and did it again tomorrow?  Maybe you could wake up early, study an hour longer, spend extra time with a loved one, or do something positive one more time?  Deciding to go/try one more time is a simple goal but an important one.  If you can stack “one mores” they cumulatively become something greater.  They have the potential to increase the quality and strength of any aspect of your life.    

Something I believe.  Last Saturday, I took my middle son to the football field, and we did a challenging workout together.  It included lunges for a half mile, running stairs, sprinting hills, and dragging a weighted sled.  When I got home, my wife asked me to do the same workout, so I went right back to the fields and did it again with her.  The next day, my wife and middle son could barely walk and though I was also very sore, I did a couple additional workouts for myself.  This may all sound odd, but there is a method to my madness.

I believe that it is important to regularly show the flesh, who is in charge.  In fact, sometimes you must drop the hammer on yourself.  Physically challenging the body above and beyond what it expects will not only strengthen the body physically but mentally as well.  You do not need to drag weighted sleds or sprint hills to accomplish this either.  If you normally walk 1 mile, try doing 2 or add in hills.  Perhaps you do yoga for 30 minutes, try doing it for 60 or more instead.  If you challenge yourself to do substantially more than you thought you could/should even once, it expands your potential more than you can imagine.

Some quotes I Love.

“You can’t complain about what’s on your plate when your whole goal was to eat.” – Steve Harvey

“Dogs bark at what they don’t understand.” – Heraclitus

“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – November 3rd

Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot

On Fridays I like to share experiences I’ve had during the week with patients and in my personal life that I’ve found significant.  I like to share them in hopes that you might find value in them and have something resonate with you in your life.  

An analogy I love.  I remember times growing up when I’d be over at a friend’s house on a Saturday or Sunday and the moms/grandmothers would be cooking all day and ask me to stay for dinner.  By the time the meal was ready, it was always some of the freshest, most flavorful food you could imagine.  The reason for this was that everything was prepared slowly so that things could be done just right and allow the flavors to develop.  It took hours but the results were amazing.  If they had used a microwave to cook the meal it could have been done in minutes, but would it have tasted the same?  Of course not.

This same premise applies to life.  Our world promotes a microwave approach of ideas, schemes, pills, gurus, and everything else you can imagine convincing you that you can have whatever you want with little time or effort.  What they fail to explain is that success is never obtained in that fashion.  Instead, it will be a journey that requires commitment, practice, and determination to achieve anything worthwhile.  Just as the best foods will take time to prepare, so too will your greatest successes so think stove, not microwave. 

Something that affected me.  About 6 weeks ago, I had a chiropractor come to my office for an adjustment.  He retired after 40 years in practice in Texas and moved to Colorado with his wife so that they could be close to their daughters who are in their 30’s and starting families.  We immediately became friends, and we’d swap adjustments and/or go grab lunch.  It was great having an excellent chiropractor to adjust me regularly and I began to really look up to him.  In fact, it was like looking 20 years into my future and seeing exactly what I would like my life to look like.

Last Tuesday, I was informed by a mutual acquaintance that my new friend had tragically and unexpectedly died.  Though I only knew him for a short while, this news was devastating to me.  He was in excellent health, was enjoying his first year of retirement, loved being active, and spoke glowingly about his family.  Having lost both my sister and a best friend (my brother-in-law) over the past 2 ½ years, this was even worse.  Having experienced losing people suddenly and well before their time, I will provide you with some basic advice I hope you follow.  Do not leave the house without hugging those you love, try not to leave issues unsettled with people important to you, and do not take time for granted.  Do not spend time stressing about your own mortality, but make sure that if you were to leave today, your life and relationships would be in a place you were pleased with. 

A simple reminder.  As I arrived with my son to his junior kindergarten class this week, I realized that we had forgotten his backpack with his lunch.  I am usually very organized, so this was uncharacteristic of me.  When I returned home to grab it, I found the backpack had been moved into a play area by my daughter and that was why I missed it.  Furthermore, I always double check I have it before leaving the house and failed to do that.  Basically, I did not follow my usual system and the backup I have for it.  This served as a reminder, however.

Our systems will make or break us.  Forgetting a backpack is no big deal.  However, if a system isn’t followed in a pre-flight check, security protocols, or reading an x-ray or MRI to detect cancer, it could be.  It is crucial that we have certain systems in our lives to ensure we get things done properly, on time, and with consistency.  This leads to efficiency and less stress, and after a short period of time will become second nature.  Begin evaluating what methods you have in place to accomplish things for yourself, family, or business.  Continue what is working and improve anything that is not. 

Something I value.  Recently my wife gave me a small piece of advice that I really needed.  In the moment she said it I wasn’t thrilled but after a minute or two of considering it, I agreed with her.  She is not the type to make petty comments or give pointless advice so when she takes the time to tell me something, I listen.  I have a small group of other people in my life that I trust to do this for me as well.

I believe it is crucial that we have people in our circle that will tell us hard truths when necessary.  The purpose of receiving this information is not so that we will be harmed by it, but rather to allow us to improve in some way.  Personally, I value this type of feedback most from people that I trust but that do not bombard me with constant frivolous advice.  Instead, they take me aside when necessary and give me a constructive criticism based on their love and respect for me.  It may take me by surprise or be difficult to hear, but instinctively I know the value and importance of their words.  If you have people such as this in your life, respect them.  Also, if you are this type of person to someone else, be truthful and timely in your advice and deliver it with grace and kindness.

Some quotes I Love.

“Life gives to the givers and takes from the takers.” – Joe Polish

“Going from being worried about what might happen to being excited about what might happen is truly only a mindset shift away.” – Cory Allen

“The race always hurts.  Expect it to hurt.  You don’t train so it doesn’t hurt.  You train so you can tolerate it.”

“On every team, there is a core group that sets the tone for everyone else.  If the tone is positive, you have half the battle won.  If it is negative, you are beaten before you ever walk on the field.” – Chuck Noll

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – October 20th

Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot

On Fridays I like to share experiences I’ve had during the week with patients and in my personal life that I’ve found significant.  I like to share them in hopes that you might find value in them and have something resonate with you in your life.  

An important lesson I have learned.  Most of you know that I have competed in multiple 100-mile runs.  These races require a slow guy like me to be on my feet for more than a full day continuously.  Throughout the race there will be aid stations with volunteers encouraging you and offering everything from fluids to pancakes and bacon.  When I reach these aid stations I eat, refill my supplies, share a laugh, then head back out.  It may only take 5 minutes, but it energizes me whether I am 7 miles into a race or 95. 

The lesson is that even during a major challenge, there are moments that offer a ray of hope and encouragement.  Those times do not mean you have reached your goal, but they are important and should be enjoyed.  Last Saturday we left one of my son’s football games and he scored an amazing touchdown and played great.  We came home as a family and had a nice dinner with lots of laughs and smiles.  To me, that is an aid station in life.  It doesn’t mean things will never be challenging again, but those moments energize me like nothing else and keep me going.   Celebrate the small victories regardless of where you’re at, they are pointing you in the right direction.

Something I believe.  Most of us would love to be in better shape, have more money, improve certain relationships, have less stress, and the like.  Often, we hyper-focus on one thing and think that if that goal were to come to fruition, our lives would be bliss.  For example, if we had a certain amount of money, six pack abs, or a loving partner, everything would be perfect.  While those things may be helpful and wonderful, there is a better way to approach things.

My belief is that whatever the goal, the best method is to start by working on ourselves.  When I got divorced a decade ago, my self-esteem was low, I was broken, was starting from scratch in my career, and was anxious about being a single dad.  I saw no perfect path to solving all these issues instantly so I began to simply try and become a better man in every aspect I could.  I exercised more, studied business more, focused more with each adjustment I performed, was more present with my children, and many others.  Slowly I began to feel better about who I was.  Within a few years of that period, I was married to the woman of my dreams, had amazing relationships with my sons (with another on the way at that time), owned two businesses, and was saving money for a new home.  The only reason that was possible was because I worked on me rather than just hoping one thing would change my life.  If you make creating a better you the goal, you will find successes in areas you never expected.

Something I follow.  When one of my children falls or hurts themselves, I tell them to “take a deep breath and drink it in.”  I do this because many times, it is the fear of the pain that is worse than the actual discomfort.  The act of breathing in is meant to reduce anxiety and refocus the mind while the “drink it in” is a reminder that what is being felt can be overcome if we relax and face it.  This works with far more than just injuries.

Have you ever had a bill you didn’t want to open, a call you dreaded making, or a task you were too anxious to pursue? We all have.  In those instances, it is the fear of what may happen that paralyzes us.  Thus, we do nothing which is ineffective and counterproductive.  Instead of doing so, it is far better to simply take a deep breath, remind ourselves we can handle it, then proceed.  Next time you’re faced with a challenge that scares you, take a deep breath, drink it in, then get after it.

A story I love to tell.  Five years ago, my oldest son was 12 years old and selected by his school to attend a week-long leadership conference at DU.  He was staying in a dormitory with other kids from around Colorado and attending classes and activities all week.  My youngest son happened to be born that week, so I picked my oldest up and brought him to meet his brother.  He was gone for the night and when he returned, another boy had stolen a lot of his food from his drawers. 

Rather than tell an instructor or call his parents crying, my son confronted that boy in front of everyone.  He asked for his food back and when that was not possible (it was eaten), my son set a price and demanded payment, which he received.  I could not tell you two things my son learned at that conference, but that act told me everything I needed to know about his leadership abilities.  When faced with an uncomfortable situation, the best leaders display guts, step up, take charge, and demand results.  I was extremely proud that my son displayed those qualities (and continues to do so)!

Some quotes I Iove.

“Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow’.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“There is never any need to get worked up about things you can’t control.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Children must be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think.”  Margaret Mead

“First, it is an intention.  Then a behavior.  Then a habit.  Then a practice.  Then second nature.  Then it is simply who you are.” – Brendon Burchard

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Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot – September 4th

Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot

On Fridays I like to share some of the experiences I’ve had during the week with patients and in my personal life that I’ve found significant in some way.  I like to share them in hopes that you might find value in them and have something resonate with you in your life.  

As many of you know, this week we lost Mary’s brother suddenly at the age of 32.  He and I were incredibly close – we coached football together, opened Mile High Cryotherapy together and were best friends.  Today, I’ll be sharing thoughts related to that.

What do you do when you lose someone so important to you?  People handle death very differently.  What I personally do and will continue to do for someone like my brother in law is to honor them.  I will honor him through my faith, my actions, the stories of him I share, etc.  I will continue to exercise, work hard, coach football, be a good father and husband and do all the things I know he would want me to continue doing.  I know that would make him proud and it not only keeps me going, it gives me even greater purpose.

Any lessons you’ve taken away from this?  If you have an issue with someone important to you, don’t wait too long to fix it because you never know what can happen.  In this instance, Sam and I were incredibly close and spoke daily and I left on perfect terms with him.  There are others in his life that did not and I’m sure that’s very difficult to live with.  A lot of the battles we fight with those around us end up not being all that important so if possible, bury that hatchet and move on. 

A reminder I’ve taken from this?  My brother in law ended up in a coma and his brain function never recovered.  His body remained incredibly strong and his brain stem was still functioning, so he was able to stay alive.  I mention this because if your body can do something that significant like keeping your body alive even without proper brain function, imagine the amazing things it could do for you if you just took even a little bit better care of yourself?  Take care of your machine and your machine will take care of you – eat better, move better, reduce stress, etc. and you will derive results that will surpass your expectations.

Something I am incredibly proud of?  My brother in law was given every opportunity to recover but sadly it wasn’t to be.  Rather than let him deteriorate slowly though, once he was unable to recover, he was brought on an “honor walk.”  This means he was brought to a room and his organs were donated.  We were told he would directly save 8 people and would help 50 others.  I am extremely proud of this and I know with his unselfish behavior and kindness, he would be too.  A quote I use often is “I gotta go out the way I gotta go out” – he went out a warrior and saving people and I am so thankful for that. 

Some quotes I love? 

“You’re a brother to me Matty and I’m thankful you’re in my life.  I love you buddy.” – Sam Clark

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10 Lessons I learned from my Leadville 100 failure

As many of you know, I competed in my first 100-mile race in August, the Leadville 100.  I entered the lottery for the in December race (yes, a lot of people WANT to do this!) and began training before I was officially accepted into the race in January.  In all, I trained hard for 8 months to prepare.  I gave it everything I had and left no details to chance, I was ready.  But in the end, I failed.  I was not fast enough and missed a cutoff based on my time.  So, after 8 months of training and 14 straight hours of running, my race was over.  It hurt and it bothered me.  The good news though is that it taught me some incredible life lessons that 4 months later I am now ready to share.  I hope you’ll find them meaningful.

  1. Either win or fail and learn. In terms of my goal for the race, I was unsuccessful.  However, I gained invaluable experience within the race itself as well as training leading up to the race.  The journey strengthened me physically, emotionally and spiritually.
  2. Go all in. Only about 50% of people finish the Leadville 100, so from the start I was either going to publicly triumph or fail.  In the end it did not all go as I planned.  However, I believe there is honor in giving a complete effort, taking your shot and missing but no honor in being afraid to even try.
  3. Grow flowers, not weeds. Have you ever noticed that you need to be diligent to get flowers to bloom but that weeds will grow through concrete with no effort?  Your mindset is the same – negative thoughts grow easily so you need to focus on manifesting the positive ones that fuel you.  25 miles into the race I came up next to another runner and we began to chat.  Everything he had to say was negative and as I listened (trying to be polite), I felt my internal fire decreasing.  He was in mid-sentence when I literally ran away from him.  You can’t allow negative thoughts to halt your progress.
  4. Look for inspiration everywhere. There was a small aid station at about mile 36 to which I arrived feeling horrible, thirsty and with legs seemingly attached to cinder blocks.  As I stood there trying to regain some energy, I realized I had 4 miles to get to the next aid station and at my current pace would not make it in the allotted time.  As this was happening, a woman ran into the aid station excited and pumped up.  She got some fluids and ran off, but her enthusiasm inspired me.  I decided then that I would try and keep up with her no matter how badly I was hurting.  For the next 4 miles I ran as hard as I ever have, made up a ton of time and made the cutoff with time to spare.  I passed that woman with about a half mile to go and she cheered me on.  I told her that she inspired me and saved my race and I could tell that made her extremely proud.
  5. Cherish the good stuff. At mile 40 there is an aid station called Twin Lakes that feels like a huge party filled with hundreds of loud, cheering fans all routing on the runners.  As I came over the top of a steep hill, I saw my wife and oldest son waiting for me (I was an hour behind schedule at this point) and they looked so excited!  After fueling up I walked with my son through a sea of people yelling out my number, cheering for me and high fiving me every five feet.  I could tell my son thought this was cool and that he was proud.  I will fondly remember that forever.
  6. Set an example you’re proud of. At this same aid station, I arrived really hurting.  I had to eat and drink while on my knees due to the pain I was in; all while my son watched.  Thankfully an amazing volunteer got me upright and on my way.  During the time this took, I personally saw and heard probably 10 people give up and quit.  As I walked away I put my arm around my son and told him “It hasn’t gone the way I expected, I’m in a ton of pain and it’s probably going to get worse but I want you to remember that we never quit.  I will give this everything I have and because of that I can live with the outcome, but I couldn’t live with quitting.”  Having my son see me so physically destroyed but still trudging forward provided a real-life example of something I’d told him many times.
  7. Own it. After running for half a day, I missed my cutoff time by less than 10 minutes and my race was over.  When I tell people that, many feel like I should have been allowed to continue or that it wasn’t fair to make me stop.  As much as I would have loved to keep running, I don’t feel I should have been allowed to.  There was a standard set forth and I didn’t meet it.  Accepting personal responsibility for ourselves and not making excuses or blaming others is good practice for everything.
  8. Remember to smile and laugh. Something I’ve always noticed during my toughest races is that as bad we all feel, we all still talk about how cool it is, make jokes and laugh.  This really helps us to keep moving forward.  I think in life we often get wrapped up in our problems and the simple act of smiling or laughing at ourselves can put things back in perspective and help us march on.
  9. Keep your promises. After mile 50 in the race you are allowed “pacers” which means you can have 1 person at a time running with you.  My 12-year-old son was supposed to pace me from mile 87 to the end of the race but unfortunately, I never got that far.  After the race, he and I were sitting in my car and I was feeling ashamed.  He looked over at me and said “We said we’d run 13 miles together.  Will you run those 13 miles with me tomorrow?”  The following morning we did, and I felt like we’d honored the promise we’d made to each other.
  10. Take a loss without losing faith. After my race I was feeling down and told myself I was done attempting runs this long.  However, shortly thereafter I began to realize that I still wanted to complete my goal and just because I didn’t succeed this time didn’t mean that I never could.  Within 48 hours after the end of my race I was already signed up for another 100-mile race in March because I believed in myself enough to keep going after my goal.
Matt Kenney10 Lessons I learned from my Leadville 100 failure
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Are you playing OFFENSE or DEFENSE?

In honor of the return of my favorite sport, football I am posing the question – are you playing offense or defense with your health?

Offense starts with a definable goal and every action is intended to lead toward the fulfillment of that goal. In terms of health, offense means being proactive. Defense by nature is more reactive. Being defensive with your health usually means waiting for things (usually bad) to happen before taking action. When it comes to health, NOTHING beats a great offense. Below are some of my favorite tips for building a great health offense:

· Regular exercise – if you don’t move it, you lose it
· Healthy nutrition – 80% or more of the time you should be eating healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and proteins and avoiding heavily processed foods and toxic ingredients
· Drink more water and less soda, juice, sugary drinks, alcohol and coffee
· Be more active – get outside to walk, hike or pursue activities that get you moving more
· Get enough sleep – make sure you’re getting 7-8 hours of restful sleep per night
· Spend time with people that motivate you, inspire you and make you happy – your personality is a combination of the 5 people you associate with most often so choose wisely
· Make time for yourself – time to decompress is crucial even if it’s not long
· Pursue only things that seek to build your confidence and eliminate those that don’t – this applies to people, activities, what you read and much more
· Think more positively – try not to dwell on mistakes, complain or focus on potentially negative outcomes
· Seek regular preventative/maintenance checkups to specialists such as chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and massage therapists – a little prevention helps everyone!

For more information or to schedule appointments please visit www.NewBodyChiro.com, find us on Facebook (New Body Chiropractic & Wellness Center) or call (303) 347-9906.

Matt KenneyAre you playing OFFENSE or DEFENSE?
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