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Practices, Habits, and Attitudes that Ensure Optimal Results from Wellness Centers

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Summary. Wellness Centers provide teaching and training for those who want to enhance their overall health. To do this, changes in lifestyle and diet are typically required. Usually nutritional supplements and special foods are sometimes prescribed.

Optimal Results. The following will help ensure optimal effectiveness and improvement from your wellness center visit.

  • Change. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got. Seeing big changes in health through natural methods typically requires big changes in lifestyle and diet. So, one needs to embrace positive lifestyle changes.
  • Documentation. It’s essential to document your progress and practice. Documenting progress is a great motivator because you see that your efforts are paying off. Documenting what you’re doing is important because it makes you more mindful of the process. If your new diet includes nutritional supplements that need to be taken at different times of the day, then it’s important to track and make sure you’re getting everything you need when you need it. If you’re wanting advice on your daily practice to get better outcomes, having everything written down gives a wellness advisor something to go from. There’s often a difference between what we plan to do and what we actually get done. So, documenting keeps us honest with ourselves.
  • Perseverance. Significant changes in health can take many months or years. So, having perseverance is key. This is another reason why documenting your progress (as mentioned above) can show you the visual trajectory of where you’ll be in the future if you stick with it.
  • Planning. Each person needs to take the advice and guidelines given to them, and figure out a way to map that into a maintainable daily and weekly routine. Having a plan is essential. It’s not enough to simply tell yourself, “Yes, I’ll exercise more and eat more vegetables.” You need a plan that describes when, where, and what. It’s really important to document what you are actually doing to see how close your daily practice is to meeting your intended plan of action.
  • Sacrifice. It’s initially hard to stop eating certain foods, or make changes in your life to reduce stress and exercise more. Those willing to completely embrace an entire wellness program, and push through the initial discomfort, will get the greatest rewards. Initially it feels like sacrifice, but optimal health and wellness feels better than anything tastes.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com