Combining Wellness at Home with Integrative Medicine

When you become an Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation patient, we believe that your overall lifestyle plays a large role in combating the injury or condition that you’re dealing with that encouraged you to seek treatment. If you aren’t actively working on creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself, you may not see your body heal and restore itself in the ways that you’d like. When you take proper care of yourself and when you nourish your body, you will begin to see how your body responds by functioning in a more cohesive manner. To take steps towards a healthier lifestyle, we encourage you to begin with diet and exercise.

Nutrition

The food you eat fuels your body. As Hippocrates stated, “Let food be thy medicine.” If you aren’t eating whole, nutritious food, your body will not be able to function properly. We know that it can be tempting to settle for the busy, rushed lifestyle that is so prevalent in the United States today, but it comes with a cost. The cost is serious harm to your health and a body that will not work as well as it could. We encourage you to eat a diet that is rich in whole grains, lean protein, vegetables, and fruits. Don’t worry, it’s not that you can never eat cake again, it’s just that moderation really is key.

Exercise

Physical activity is another key component to creating and maintaining a healthy life for yourself. Adults should exercise for at least two and a half hours per week, which breaks down to 30 minutes, five days a week. If possible, you should get some sort of physical activity every day. If you are not used to working out, start by walking. Eventually, you can increase your activity to include more vigorous activities. It’s always a good idea to consult with a medical professional before beginning an exercise regime.

To seek professional help in implementing a diet and exercise routine that will work for you, contact us today to learn more from our doctor of integrative medicine, Dr. Sniezek.