A Trusted St. Louis Wellness Center
Over the years the definition of ‘wellness care’ has certainly changed. It used to be used by health professionals such as doctors to describe what was known as a ‘checkup’ or by chiropractors to keep treating patients monthly in the way that has helped them greatly in the past. Often times these checkups and treatments were done even though their patients were not experiencing any problems at the time. It was a form of preventative medicine that actually went a long way toward maintaining good health and keeping former patients feeling great. Our St. Louis Wellness Center has two chiropractors on staff, a message therapist, and everything you need to create your custom wellness program.
Today wellness care is looked at a little differently and has come to mean keeping patients at their ‘optimal health’ levels. This type of care emphasizes as much of a role for the individuals following it as it does for the health professionals that are guiding them with it. It is not a one size fits all program because different people have different needs and that is why it’s best to have a health professional overseeing any individual’s wellness care activities. Wellness goals are not the same for everyone; some people may need to lose weight and others who are at their optimum weight may need to focus more on nutrition. Others in wellness care may be suffering from such things as diabetes, heart disease or aging and in all these cases a wellness care program has to be tailored to each individual’s special needs.
There are six steps that are usually followed when a doctor or other health professional designs a wellness program to meet an individual’s needs:
It is as important for the patient to know ‘why’ the wellness program was designed for them the way it was as it is to know ‘how’ to achieve their wellness goals. A good attitude and drive are the keys to successfully following any wellness care program.
A person’s current state of physical health must help determine the activities they can participate in as a part of their overall wellness program. For some people they may only be able to do such things as walking a short distance while for others they may be able to participate in many healthy aerobic activities.
This does not mean eating less it has more to do with eating better balanced meals to get the person the proper nutritional requirements they need.
Even the American Medical Association agrees that nobody gets all the nutritional requirements they need from the foods they eat. Vitamins and other supplements can be an important part of a wellness plan.
- Healthy Lifestyle
Get rid of the tobacco and excess alcohol, make healthy choices in life. Keep such things as the consumption of carbonated beverages to a minimum.
- Stay on the Path
This is why it is important that a health professional oversee any successful wellness program.
The underlying theme of any wellness plan is you will never get better until you stop doing the things that are making you ill in the first place!!