5 medals! We are on our way!! Watch out Norway we are coming to get you.
Of a similar size to Norway (5 million people in each country), but with slightly less snow, there is no reason why Scotland cannot acheive to the same standard.
It needs a shift in consciousness, but it is possible.
There are a number of things our Norwegian friends have correct, that we can certainly aspire to (despite not being as cash rich as they are as a nation).
1. Norwegians are outside all year round no matter the weather.
2. The Norwegians I know from Chiropractic College (about 40% of our year was Scandinavian) trained at least 5 days a week, many of them were in the gym everyday.
3. Their government recognises the importance of health and subsidise chiropractic care.
4. Chiropractic clinics in Norway are often multi-disciplinary with chiropractors, physiotherapists and surgeons working together in the same building.
I notice how many of you that come through this clinic are very active with daily training regimes, healthy diets and meditation habits. Within this it is essential that we continue to work on our spinal flexibility and strength, everyday. That at least 3 times a week we do an exercise that raises our heart rate to at least 80% (please check that your heart is up to it). And if we want to continue to sleep well, eat the right foods at the right time of day.
With these ongoing and simple adaptions, we raise the energy and health of the country and the more people there are with a great baseline of health, the more there are that can acheive the pinnacle of Olympic achievement.
Support the Olympic movement by raising your own health standards, turning your shoulds into musts and by continuing to get your spine checked for the attainment of optimal neural performance.
Yours in health