Given the current Panic-Demic in our country today, the forced isolation, closures and changes in the way we go about our daily lives in is no wonder that many of us are feeling powerless. This is never a good feeling even without the constant threat of an apocalyptic pandemic looming over us. The 24-hour news cycle, social media, Facebook, Twitter, etc. only serve to heighten our feelings of helplessness!
So, what are some things we can do to re-exert control in our daily lives? Following are a list of things that can improve your outlook, give you back some realistic perspective on life in general, and enable you to take control of your health in a sensible easy proactive fashion. Putting you back in the driver’s seat!
  1. Commit to at least 1 hour per day without electronic interference (TV, Internet, Social Media).
  2. Get outdoors, breath! Take in full deep breaths of fresh air, let them out slowly. At the very least open all your windows for a few minutes to clear out stale air.
  3. A brisk walk is a great way to lighten your mood. Make a concerted effort to look around and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings!
  4. While you are out, take a few minutes to do a system check of your body. Do a quick evaluation from head to toe, make note of anything that is bothersome, aches, or feels stiff or tight. Take a deep breath in and hold for 10 seconds, if you can do this without cough, irritation or chest tightness that is a good sign your lungs are functioning well. This simple tool allows you to quickly note any changes that may occur another day. Changes in your daily status check will be your first indication of changes occurring. If changes are noted, please call your Primary Care Provider immediately.
  5. During the writing of this newsletter we received the Governor’s order to “Stay Home” for the next 21 days.
  6. I wanted everyone to know that Harper Chiropractic Clinic is considered “Essential Care” We will continue seeing any patient that is experiencing pain or discomfort.
  7. We will be scheduling patients with plenty of time in between appointments to insure we can properly sanitize between clients.
  8. We will be asking routine screening questions when you call or come in. Realize this is for everyone’s safety and protection.
We are fortunate here in Clearwater County, we have no known cases as of this writing. By following the Guidelines and recommendations provided by our City, State, and Federal Officials and CDC Guidelines we have the opportunity to stop this virus here and now! Let’s use our down time to do all of the things we put off everyday because we are “too busy”.
I would like to offer the Harper Chiropractic Website as an open form for questions, requests, tips, suggestions and words of encouragement that we can all use to inspire and quicken the days ahead. Godspeed to the next 21 days!
Please call the clinic if you have questions or need to schedule an appointment. We can also be reached at Dennis’ phone # 208-816-6423 or mine @ 208-827-6359 after hours.