How a Wellness Program Helps You Embrace Diet, Sleep, and Exercise
When it’s time to set your New Year’s resolutions, the chances are good that you’ll have health on your mind. In the U.S., most of our resolutions revolve around health improvements, with around 23% of us hoping for general healthy living and 20% of us striving to lose weight.
Of course, if you’re like most, you may also be prepared to ditch your resolutions by early February. There’s a reason why any health changes can be a challenge: they’re hard to tackle on your own!
The three basic cornerstones of our health are sleep, nutrition, and exercise. These cornerstones sound simple, and they affect every aspect of our lives. However, without help from a wellness program, fixing chronic issues in these areas can be anything but easy.
Want to reach your health goals? Let’s take a quick look at how a sustainable program can help, even if you’ve struggled to fix health issues in the past.
Quick Fixes Don’t Work
These days, there are countless “quick fix” solutions on the health market. Look anywhere online, and you’ll find ads and articles on the latest fad diets, magic pills, and trendy workout regimens.
These quick fixes promise us health improvements, but there are a few obvious problems with them right off the bat.
First, they’re often generalized for a wide audience. A solution that works for one person may not work for another, but health gurus hoping to make a quick sale don’t have time to tailor their aid to every customer.
Second, you may not know what you need. With thousands upon thousands of options online, it’s hard to find the right solution for your problem. And that’s only if you’ve already identified your condition, which can often be harder than it sounds!
Third, and most important, short-term changes are hard to stick with. Worse, many health trends aren’t even designed to be sustainable for the long term. This means that as soon as you run out of magic diet supplements or stop restricting calories, your body returns to the way it was.
This problem is especially nefarious when it comes to dieting.
Everyone wants to lose weight fast, which is why every diet scheme promises you’ll shed a massive amount of pounds in just weeks. However, research shows that sudden weight fluctuations often predict less long-term weight loss in the future.
That’s without mentioning the added health risks of “yo-yo dieting.” This type of dieting refers to a cycle of lost and gained weight, often over months or years. This process can not only increase your BMI, but it can even lead to high blood pressure and heart disease.
Sustainable Methods Take Time
By this point, it should be clear that there’s only one reliable way to improve your long-term health.
Shaping your everyday habits around your health needs will always be the best path forward. Though magic pills or dietary restrictions might offer dramatic results up front, they won’t alter your health for long.
Instead, you’ll need to identify the right lifestyle changes you can continue for years to come, rather than a short-term solution boasting quick success.
Because wellness takes time, it’s also important to identify the correct solutions. As you adjust your diet, try new exercises, or tweak your medications, you’ll need to know you’re putting your effort into creating habits that truly work.
A Wellness Program Makes Health Easy
Setting aside the plethora of “quick fix” solutions, there are a few key reasons why people tend to struggle with their health.
It’s harder to respect the cornerstones of wellness with a busy lifestyle. When you haven’t mastered the right habits and your schedule is packed, the first thing to go may be proper nutrition or adequate sleep.
In addition, many of us simply don’t know how to find a proven plan tailored to our needs. Navigating the sea of options can be a challenge, especially without the backing of a medical expert.
If you’ve tried to address your health issues in the past, you may feel discouraged by previous challenges and failures. This is especially common for people with complex conditions. It’s also common for those with conditions that don’t improve via conventional methods.
As you can imagine, it’s much harder to address our health when we can’t plan or understand the path forward!
Often, we instead come to accept our health issues as part of life. This may mean living with chronic pain, fatigue, stress, or sleep deprivation in the long term.
This is where a wellness program comes in.
Proper guidance can help you become the master of your health. Instead of researching and doing guesswork on your own, a specialist can help to customize a plan based on your needs.
For some, this might mean help with long-term nutrition changes, such as detox plans, recipes that play well with food allergies and chronic inflammation, and healthy shopping lists. For others, those lifestyle changes might include exercises geared to chronic pain. Others might need vitamin supplementation or sleep hormones to tackle chronic sleep deprivation.
Others might need a combination of all of the above.
With one-on-one coaching, experts can help you get the sleep, exercise, and nutrition you need, no matter your current condition.
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If you’re trying to master your health, you never have to do it alone.
Our wellness programs are customized to each patient’s needs. With a comprehensive blood panel, a tailored exercise and nutrition plan, one-on-one coaching, and more, we help you set the foundation for long-term health improvements. Our goal is to help each of our patients take charge of their health and address the root cause of their condition.
Want to learn whether our program is right for you? Schedule a free phone evaluation today.