By: Daniel Pichardo
Dr. Ismael E. Dávila adjusts a patient’s neck using an activator, a mechanical chiropractic device used to manipulate the spine. Visiting a chiropractic clinic regularly helps the body restore its natural posture, taking away stress, tension and pain. “The power that shapes the body, helps heal the body,” Dr. Dávila points out.
Dr. Dávila uses another chiropractic technique. By firmly applying pressure to the shoulders with his hands, accumulated muscular tension is released from the affected area. “A daily intake of at least 72oz. of water is essential for the body to be able to use its energy properly,” says Dr. Dávila.
A six year old sleeps on a comfortable sofa after an exhausting day. Resting well is key to maintaining good health and while us college students may not get enough sleep most of the time, it is the quality rather than the quantity that matters most.
Be active, excercise
A young kid at soccer practice, shortly after completing a drill. Whether it is by practicing a sport, going to the gym, running, or simply walking to places close to you instead of using the car try to keep yourself active. An active person is a healthy person.
Balance it out
On the left, a youngster plays a video game; on the right, he learns new things while doing his homework. Dedicating too much time and energy to a single activity is not a healthy habit to maintain, evenly balance the time you dedicate to different activities on any given day.
Keep your brain working
On the left side, someone writes on a notebook; on the right side, a person reads from a tablet while another reads from a book. Writing and reading provide endless amounts of knowledge, which keeps the brain at work, therefore keeping a healthy mental and intellectual state.
Dedicate time to a hobby
A flight school student flies a small single-engine airplane over Old San Juan just after take-off. Finding a hobby and dedicating time to it keeps you continuously learning new things while having a good time. Hobbies can passively contribute to your intellectual and emotional health.
A fruit and vegetable stand in a San Juan market. Choosing to cook your own food and using ingredients of better quality over going out to eat on a daily basis is not only healthier but it also takes a smaller toll on your pockets. As the saying goes: “You are what you eat.”
Mix it up
A compilation of different foods in a single picture. Having a wide menu allows you to take better advantage of every one of your meals and ultimately fill your daily nutritional needs. Have a bit of everything.
Two friends play a match of paddle ball on a free day at the beach. Taking the time to let off steam and have a little fun is also important health-wise, since it takes you off the daily routines, aiding your emotional health.