What Does Wellness Really Mean?

More Than Adjustments

Not only do we practice chiropractic care, but we also practice wellness care. Our patients are so unique in the care they receive, the number of times they come in, and certain plans they go on. We encourage all of our patients to live out true wellness lifestyles. Many people think wellness means feeling well, but true wellness is so much more than how you feel. Wellness is not dealing with an injury, for example, and making sure the pain goes away. Smaller goals of losing weight or eating healthy are only one stepping stone of the process.

Our Bigger Picture

Wellness care is a continuum, not a destination. This is a hard concept for most people to dedicate themselves to, but it is this lifestyle that keeps people to be at their healthiest selves. The things we focus on and teach you are for a regular basis and a consistent lifestyle. Wellness care is not just getting rid of symptoms; wellness is allowing your body to be at its optimal ability to heal and adapt to the environment around you on a daily basis. This creates longevity and health for the rest of your life.

The “DREAM” Concept of True Wellness

D = Diet

Food is the fuel necessary for your body to be able to function on a daily basis. You may have heard the saying, “you get out what you put in.” The same is true with food. If you eat a diet high in carbohydrates and low in nutrients and healthy fats, you may start to feel symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, stress, or even depression. That’s because your body uses nutrients from food to heal itself, and it must be healing at maximum levels for you to be healthy.

R = Rest

It’s no secret that sleep reduces stress. Resting at regular intervals is essential to reducing cortisol, the stress hormone that negatively impacts your health and causes your body to hold on to fat. If you’re looking to lose weight, feel better overall, and achieve a better quality of life, make sure you’re getting an adequate amount of sleep each night (at least 8 hours). Other forms of rest will also enhance your body’s natural detoxification methods.

E = Exercise

Regular exercise increases oxygen supply to your body and mind, allowing you to burn fat and create lean muscle. Studies show that consistent exercise is as good or better at reducing depression, without all the side effects of antidepressant medications. Furthermore, exercises that raise and lower your heart rate at short, specific intervals help regulate the hormones necessary for maximum health.

A = Adjustments

Without nerve supply, your cells, tissues, organs, and systems would be completely unable to function. The spine is your nervous system’s central hub, and serves as the medium through which all nerve supply flows. Daily habits that encourage poor posture, such as sitting at a computer or frequent texting, often cause spinal misalignment, which reduces nerve supply to the body’s vital systems. The result is that your organs are unable to function at maximum levels. You may experience symptoms like poor digestion, decreased energy or headaches. These, and more, are often signs of poor nerve supply and can be remedied through chiropractic spinal adjustments.

M = Mindset

A healthy mind is a balanced mind. Balance is achieved through adequate sleep, stress management, and relationship building. In order to maximize your health, you must have a healthy mental attitude about life and the steps necessary to achieve your goals. A positive mind is a key to implementing the rest of the above principles and following through with your overall lifestyle plan.