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Here at Advanced Chiropractic Wellness Center, we firmly believe that wellness is much more than simply the absence of disease -- it is a way of life aimed at optimizing all aspects of health so that people can live to their fullest potential. Unfortunately, today's world poses many obstacles that cause many people to get confused, intimidated or discouraged in their pursuit of optimal health. That's why our wellness and pain management center offers lifestyle advice for our patients, giving them invaluable help and counseling on everything from proper diet and nutrition to exercise and stress relief.
Healthy eating habits can make or break a person's health. The human body requires a varied mix of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, amino acids and other nutrients to support the countless processes it must maintain on a daily basis. A balanced diet offers these nutrients in the form of lean meats or other protein sources, whole grains, and plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables, consumed in reasonable portion sizes to maintain an individual's normal weight range.
But the stress and fast pace of modern living have caused too many of us to forego healthy eating habits in favor of drive-through windows at fast food places, vending machine candy and snacks, or pre-packaged meals laden with fats, starches and chemicals. Additionally, many of us fail to drink enough water, a critical ingredient in almost every physical function. This lifestyle can quickly lead to obesity, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, arteriosclerosis, impaired organ function, and even a heightened cancer risk. Lifestyle advice helps our patients understand how to eat better and watch their weight.
Physical activity is just as critical to wellness as sensible food intake. Unless we keep our muscles strong, our spine properly aligned and our joints limber, we can fall prey to a host of chronic or acute problems. Modern office jobs, however, tend to promote a sedentary existence, with many hours each day spent in a chair -- sometimes at awkward or uncomfortable angles. As a result, many people live with muscle strain, back pain, neck trouble and headaches.
Our lifestyle advice includes exercise recommendations, suggestions for adjusting your work environment to support your physical needs, and other tips for keeping your musculoskeletal system in tune. If you suffer from a chronic pain condition such as fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis, our pain management center can advise you on ways to control your symptoms through healthy living and periodic evaluations.
Last but not least, mental and emotional stresses play more of a role in physical well-being than many realize. Muscle tension caused by anxieties can create pain and stiffness, while emotional swings can impair the immune system, making you more vulnerable to disease. We can offer valuable lifestyle advice to help you cope with and respond positively to stress. Contact our Frankfort wellness center to learn more about our lifestyle advice and counseling services.