Movement is Medicine
Hi guys, just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing! We all know these are challenging times so we wanted to shed some positive light on the situation.
In case you don’t know us outside the practice, I’m Deana, Bryan’s wife and together we have two boys. Jack is five and Henry is two. We also have another baby boy on the way, he is due in early July.
Just like all of you, this pandemic has affected our family and our business both personally and financially. Bryan is now at home full time with the boys, running his practice via telehealth for the time being, while I work as a nurse in a local hospital Monday through Friday. We are so grateful for technology and the fact that we’re living in this time period that allows so much innovation and opportunity, from our home!
I wanted to share some of the positive things we’ve seen over the last few weeks.
This common enemy throughout the world, this virus, has brought us all closer together. We can now clearly see that we are all more alike than different. No one is immune to this virus nor the circumstances that might come of it. Throughout the ENTIRE world, I realize it’s somber, but this is a pretty amazing revelation.
We have lived in the Midwest most of our lives and in the last few weeks I have seen more neighbors out for walks, bike rides, and playing in their front yard than I ever have!
Challenges make us stronger. They make us more resilient. Challenges enable growth.
Focus on what you CAN control. Chances are you’re stuck at home. Possibly with children. While we know its super challenging especially with little ones, get moving! Those babies are watching you and feeding off your energy. If you’re stressed, move your body. Movement is medicine! If you don’t know where to start or have history of pain or any injury, send us your questions.
Nope, we can’t fix the economy right now. Nope, we can’t cure this virus overnight.
However, we can focus on our health and our family that is sitting right in front of us. We have gotten to spend more consistent, quality time with our boys in the last few weeks than we have since they were newborns (it sounds sad to say, but that’s the reality of full time working parents). They’re loving it and although it’s sometimes stressful and exhausting, it is such a blessing. We have enjoyed going on more walks, practicing yoga as a family (thanks YouTube), playing more games, and doing more puzzles. We can control how much screen time we are all exposed to every day. Set some goals. Read some books. Do what makes you feel good!
Dr. Ladd's views on performance improvement, injury prevention and sometimes other random thoughts.