|Staying in Shape on South Beach|
|A Terrible Accident|
You all know that your friendly neighborhood Staten Island Chiropractor often talks with his patients about the shape they are in--you know who you are. Some of you are in great shape, physically fit and healthy, and then there are the 'normal' average Joes and Janes who are often not as fit as they could be.
Under-Active and Over-Medicated
We Staten Islanders tend to be overweight, under-active, fatigued, over-medicated and just plane 'not in good shape'. When we get an acute injury or illness, it really knocks us for a loop. Instead of being laid up for a few days, recovery can take weeks or sometimes months.
Our reaction is often: "I don't understand, I should have gotten over this in a couple of days...." But the realities of our health situation are pretty obvious. The shape you are in determines the course of your recovery and even your longevity.
Lacerated Liver and Spleen
You see, it was a very good thing that Jake was in great shape ...
My young patient had a skull fracture, rib fractures, broken arm, broken leg, lacerated liver and spleen and more. The first miracle was that he survived the accident. When I saw him in the hospital a couple of day after the accident, Jake had tubes everywhere, traction, bandages--he looked like a mummy in the hospital bed.
|A Miracle in the Making|
Back From the Dead
The second miracle was Jake's amazing rate of recovery. Every doctor and nurse in the hospital commented, "Thank goodness he is in such good shape, or he would not have survived."
Jake Jones was out of the hospital in just a couple of weeks--in a cast and bandaged up--but home. As soon as possible--and faster than expected--his bandages were off, casts were off and he was into rehab--sooner then anyone expected.
Then his rehab went much better and faster than anyone could have predicted.
Throughout his treatment and rehab all the healthcare professionals commented on how well and how quickly Jake progressed. Now remember, Jake was in excellent shape. He was not a fat, fifty-ish, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, diabetic, asthmatic--the 'average' American. If that average American was struck by a car in a similar manner--it is highly likely that he would have died at the scene. But Jake survived and ultimately thrived because of the shape he was in. He was in good health.
|Back on Track|
Jake missed a month of school but completed High School on time. He went on to college and eventually played football there as well.
Do you think your could survive a sudden traumatic accident or injury or illness?
Prevention does pay off. Being healthy and fit pays big dividends in your daily life everyday and when the unexpected happens.
Live Life to the Fullest
Hey, your friendly neighborhood Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan can't put it too delicately: Get off your butt. Get in shape. Live life to the fullest. One important thing you can do is get to your local Doctor of Chiropractic for preventive healthcare. Your friendly neighborhood Staten Island Chiropractor is here to help get you get in the best shape of your life.