What is Weight Management?
Like everything else in life, if you want something to age well you have to take care of it. It doesn’t matter if it is a car, house, teeth or your brain. Our body is our largest and most valuable asset, yet the majority of the population fails to treat it that way. Traditional medicine focuses on disease and treating the sick with little or no emphasis on preventing disease and optimal living. By combining aggressive lifestyle enhancements along with cutting-edge medical therapies, we make it possible for people to age healthier.
Healthy aging is driven by a healthy lifestyle. The causes of advanced or premature aging is largely caused by inflammation, metabolic dysfunction and hormone decline; which are also the leading causes of disease. The impact of these three things can all be slowed through healthy living. Therefore, any investment you make that supports sleep, diet, exercise, hormone balance, gut health and micronutrient balance, will improve the way you age and prevent disease.
Being healthy means being both mentally and physically fit. The number of Americans afflicted with dementia is expected to triple over the next 30 years and is fast becoming a global epidemic. Approximately 47.5 million people worldwide are living with dementia and the cases are predicted to triple by 2050.
Many people remain sick and frustrated solely because of our health system’s deficiencies and lack of readily available information on alternative, lifestyle driven possibilities. Traditional medicine focuses on disease and treating illness with little or no emphasis on disease prevention and optimal living. People have lost sight of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, which is quite evident considering the rise of disease in epidemic proportions.
TelewellnessMD® was created to offer tools that help optimize the mind and body, defy age, and prevent disease.
Keys to a Healthy Lifestyle
Maintain a regular exercise routine
You do not have to spend hours doing intense workouts at the gym, but you should get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise three days per week. Exercise is more than being active and is based on reaching your target heart rate. Make sure that you have been cleared for exercise by your doctor.
Find a healthy eating strategy – Don’t have to call it a diet
To maintain a healthy lifestyle, you need to keep eating healthy. Healthy eating is based on moderation. There are several science-based eating strategies that are easy to build into your lifestyle. We have found success using intermittent fasting and carb cycling to provide a great opportunity to maximize lean muscle and minimize body fat. Click here more information about intermittent fasting – Trim Carb Revolution™
Get your sleep – Even if you don’t want to
Many of like to stay busy even if that means sacrificing sleep. However, when we sleep the brain is going through detoxification. Without adequate sleep, you have a higher risk of fatigue, lower mental acuity, obesity and both mental and physical disease. This is secondary to hormone imbalance, tissue inflammation, decreased immune function and metabolic dysfunction. Sleep is a hormone driven cycle that is influenced by exercise, diet and specific micronutrients. Make sure to get 6-8 hours of quality sleep, preferably in a regular sleep wake cycle. Link to our sleep page.
Traditional medicine does not provide direct structure for healthy aging due to the focus being on treatment instead of prevention. There are several research-supported alternative or wellness based therapies that can have a major impact the way we age and prevent disease.
Physical health conditions that can contribute to advance or premature aging:
- Overweight or obesity
- Hormone imbalances
- Chronic inflammation
- Elevated cortisol levels
- Irritable or inflammatory bowel disease
- Micronutrient deficiencies
- Sleep irregularities including sleep apnea
- Autoimmune diseases
Alternative therapies that can help improve aging:
- Maximizing health of the nervous system
- Enhancing the immune system
- Improving mitochondria function
- Improving insulin sensitivity
- Reducing inflammation
- Reducing body fat
- Increasing lean muscle mass
- Improving sleep
- Improving blood flow to the body and brain
It's All About Postive Energy
In order to have a sound mental and emotional state, you must surround yourself with positive energy. It is believed that our internal energy will naturally cause us to gravitate to those with similar energy. Surround yourself with encouraging friends and people that will provide you with constructive criticism. Seek to find a job that you are passionate about and enjoy, as bad jobs can suck your energy reserves dry quickly.
You are only as strong as your weakest link -it does not take long before negative influences will start to drain your energy and form bad habits and pessimistic attitudes. Your energy and optimism is what will ultimately shape your lifestyle.
Investment in your health
- Save money or make money– reducing food bills at grocery stores and restaurants, less insurance co-pays and health bills, less sick days, increased productivity and of course the value of your happiness.
- Disease prevention – living a healthier lifestyle means a lower risk of developing many illnesses. The health of our society is worsening, you have the opportunity to be in the percentage of the population that is well.
- Take control of the one thing you and only you can control – your body. You are a walking expression of how you manage your body. It feels really good to show off your hard work.
Investing in your wellness has been proven to provide more than a seven-dollar return on each dollar spent – this number is actually higher if you can put a price tag on health and happiness.