Updated: Mar 2, 2020
You’re no doubt familiar with the basic human rights penned by Thomas Jefferson. Our Declaration of Independence offers us life, freedom, and the ability to pursue happiness. But when it comes to your healthcare, it’s important not to confuse rights with responsibilities.
While you have the RIGHT to eat at any restaurant - You are RESPONSIBLE for choosing healthy items on the menu to fuel your body properly.
While you have the RIGHT to sit on the couch and watch Netflix all day - You are RESPONSIBLE for exercising and stretching regularly, so your body doesn’t become lethargic and sickly.
While you have the RIGHT to go bungee jumping, ride roller-coasters or take up cage fighting - You are RESPONSIBLE for keeping your spine aligned, so your nervous system can clearly coordinate all the physiological processes needed to keep you alive and functioning.
Health and Wellness in this day and and age is taken quite lightly. The importance of movement, the feeling of ownership or entitlement and the feeling of being “The Great” are misconstrued.
Yes, we all have the unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But only YOU can be held responsible for preserving and maintaining your health, not your insurance company, your primary physician or your political party – YOU.