We caught up with holistic Chiropractor & our lovely client, Dr Aimee Brown, to talk all things morning routines, healthy habits & the importance of being authentic.
Aimee has a background in NET, Neurolink & Applied Kinesiology which she draws upon in her multidisciplinary approach to Chiropractic care. Between mum life, running her own business & practicing as a Chiro, Aimee still finds time to run ultramarathons (just casually) & prioritise all areas of her own health & wellness. Let's dive in to learn more about her daily rituals & happenings.
What does your morning routine look like?
Four mornings a week it starts between 5 & 5:30am with a run, before the craziness of kids/school run/getting ready for work. Other days it revolves around whatever the kids have going on & their moods. Breakfast at the moment is normally a smoothie packed with goodness & a coffee. Mornings are normally pretty hectic!
What’s one healthy habit you prioritised / embraced during lockdown that you’ll continue as we start to return to normality?
Exercise & movement, & just being even more grateful for the ability to get out & run, wherever & whenever I wanted when not in lockdown.
What are five things you’ll always have in your fridge / pantry?
All the things to bake cakes which I only ever do for the kids birthdays.
What’s your favourite form of movement?
Running. I love that I can do it anywhere, with minimal equipment & it is a great way to explore new places, & to get out to clear my head!
What’s the first destination you’d like to visit once we’re allowed to travel again?
I am hoping to get to SA & NSW for two ultramarathons (200milers) next year in April & June. New York in 2023 is the dream, & also Vietnam with my family.
What is one fun fact most people wouldn’t know about you?
I love music! I played piano, clarinet & saxophone when I was younger, & can’t wait to get back into it again soon!
Why is it important to you to be Straight Up & authentic? Have you ever struggled in the past with being your true self?
You can't be anyone other than yourself, so you just have to be you. One of the biggest compliments I ever get is that “what you see is what you get” with me. I don't hold back & you will know how I feel about something. Whilst this is confronting for some people, most love it. I have absolutely struggled with being my true self at times, but normally I get out of that space fairly fast & just go with my gut & what feels right. If it isn't right in my gut & heart, it never lasts!
The health industry is constantly adapting to external circumstances. What’s one health trend you predict will remain in 2021 & beyond?
For me 2021 has been all about people recognising the impact that stress has on their bodies & that emotional stress does physically have an impact on them. Doing simple things to decrease stress & the impact it has on your body is important. People are now more aware of this concept & I think it will be a good trend that will continue to grow!