Anyone familiar with music from the 1990s must remember ‘Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen’ – Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of an article originally written by Mary Schmich for a column in the Chicago Tribune.
As I was driving earlier this morning, the song was playing on the radio. Almost a decade and a half since I first listened to the song, the words all seemed to be more poignant and have much more significance in my life. There was a particular line in the song that struck a chord with me (around 2 minutes 48 into the song):
“Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.”
Having recently been spending a lot of time working on what our core values are at goPhysio, this line really encompasses everything we are & everything we do.
Enjoy your body – we are here to help make sure you can enjoy the amazing things your body is engineered to do. Walk, run, jump, ski, sit & move, whatever it is we help to make sure you can do these things without pain or injury, in the best way physically possible.
Use it every way you can – make the most of your physical abilities by staying pain & injury free. Have the confidence to try new things and push your body to find your own limitations.
It is the greatest instrument you’ll ever own – the daily advances in technology really do blow me away. But stop & think just for a moment how amazing the human body is and what we rely on it to do for us day in, day out! I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but having heard that line, it really did make me think how precious & great the body is and how privileged we are every day to be able to help people take care of their most precious instrument! You can buy the latest iPod or computer, replace & update it, but we really do need to take care of our body and appreciate what it can and does do for us every day.
If you want a little trip down memory lane (or if you’ve never heard the song & words before) you can watch the video here on You Tube – enjoy!
p.s. Don’t forget your sunscreen!