Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Try 8 Weeks to Wellness

Monday 9.30.2013 @ 11:10am | ImagesAZ | Community


In today’s climate of quick fixes and simple weight loss solutions, finding answers that are practical and sustainable can be tricky. Bad habits and choices that have taken a lifetime to establish cannot be erased in a few days with a pill or a powder, or even unreasonable “crash” workouts at the gym.

 

With a plethora of processed and fast food choices, unhealthy career demands and misinformation about health-related issues, it’s no wonder so many people struggle with wellness. We drug ourselves up with caffeine and other stimulants to get through the day and then take sleeping pills at night to shut down our busy brains. The pharmaceutical industry makes billions of dollars off of anti-anxiety drugs, anti-depressants and sleep aids and billions more off of diet aids. While we are living longer than ever, we are more obese, less happy, and less healthy than ever.

 

“I have been a chiropractor in Anthem for 10 years and I’ve seen a lot of people come and go,” says Anthem’s Back to Health Chiropractor, Dr. Brian Hester. “I’ve had patients who have come in for the last five to seven years to take care of their musculoskeletal issues, and while I see their pain being managed, their overall health is declining.”

 

Recognizing the need for real solutions, Dr. Hester began researching holistic care options. He knew it would take more than powders or push-ups for clients to make the lifestyle changes they needed to truly be well.

 

“So many people are taught that ‘healthy’ means being pain-free,” he explained. “We can’t simply say it’s when we ‘feel good.’ Wellness is tangible. Wellness is measurable.”

 

Through his diligence, Dr. Hester found and partnered with Dr. Dane Donohue, a Pennsylvania chiropractor whose drive to empower people to increase their health led to the development of a program called ‘8 Weeks to Wellness.’ Through the program, wellness is evaluated not by inches or pants sizes, but through medically measurable factors that tell the true story. Clients are then given the opportunity to learn how to make changes for themselves under the carefully guided program.

 

“8 Weeks to Wellness” is truly a comprehensive, quantifiable approach to wellness. Bloodwork is evaluated for functional nutrition markers that indicate dietary deficiencies and excess. Functional fitness is evaluated to determine how well you move. Several areas of general health, such as body mass index, blood pressure, fat mass, and waist-to-hip ratio are measured to assess how well you are aging and your risk for developing chronic disease. Finally, neuro-spinal health is evaluated to determine how well you are adapting to the environment around you.

 

Dozens of measurable factors are compiled, resulting in a true Wellness Score. This score, unique to each person, is a very real measurement of health that can be used to form a plan.

 

Make no bones about it, this chiropractor provides more than just advice. “8 Weeks to Wellness” gives clients guidance through a realistic personalized eating plan, two chiropractic adjustments each week for healthy nervous system function, full body massage once a week to reduce stress and soothe sore muscles, personal training twice a week to challenge yourself and improve your functional mobility, and meditation training for stress reduction and mental wellness.

 

You’ll be more flexible, more fit, and healthier than you’ve been in years – and you will have developed the habits needed to maintain and continue to improve that health for years to come.

 

The accountability of the program keeps clients engaged, but the results keep them coming back. The average person on “8 Weeks to Wellness” lost an impressive 15 pounds, or 7 percent body weight. They lost four inches off their waist and 2.5 inches off their hips. Blood pressure, an indicator of serious potential circulatory issues like heart attack and stroke, decreased 16 points. Fasting insulin levels, the hallmark of metabolic syndrome, a condition that affects a whopping 24 percent of American adults today, decreased by 31 percent.

 

Dr. Hester’s core focus is helping people improve their overall health for the long run rather than a quick fix to temporarily relieve pain. It’s not the fastest solution, but it is the only lasting solution.

Dr. Hester explains, “It’s about choices and nobody gets a free pass.” Through “8 Weeks to Wellness,” Back to Health Chiropractic provides products, services and resources from sound nutrition to stress reduction. Each visit offers an educational opportunity in which you are encouraged to make choices towards improving your health and take control of your life.”

 

In the end, says Dr. Hester, the question is up to you. “Your most important asset is your health,” he said. “You have to ask yourself, ‘Am I worth it?’”

 

You are invited to attend their FREE informational dinner Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ironwood Country Club, to learn about the “8 Weeks to Wellness” program. Find out if it’s right for you. Call 623-551-6677 to RSVP. Seating is limited.

 

To watch a short informational video please visit:

www.myanthemchiro.com/8weeks.html