Determining Your Overall Health in Wichita

Determining Your Overall Health in Wichita

Chiropractic Wichita KS Wellness

Its 3:30 in the afternoon and a boy is rushing home from school on his bike to get to the mailbox before anyone else does. He knows he hasn’t been putting in the effort in all his classes and he’s dreading the consequences that are sure to come. They will no doubt be much more painful than the work he could have done to keep all this stress from happening.

Fast forward 40 years. A man sits in his doctor’s office waiting to hear the results of his blood work. Again, he feels a sense of dread. Knowing he hasn’t taken care of his body the way he should have. He didn’t lose that extra thirty pounds, he doesn’t “eat the rainbow”, and he definitely isn’t getting in 10,000 steps a day.  He can feel his blood pressure rising as he waits for the doctor to tell him what he thinks he already knows. He fears that he is failing at health.

Top Wichita chiropractor asks: have you ever you ever wondered what grade you would get on your overall health? Most people do get annual physicals, however it can be difficult to interpret all the data in to tangible things that can be put into practice. The Wellness Score is different.

The Wellness Score is a comprehensive look at specific biomarkers that help to determine a person’s longevity and quality of life.  With all the information available to us at Optimal Wellness, we know that there are specific indicators that are either working in your favor so you live a long and full life or leading you to a dysfunctioning body and hijacking your health and future.

The Wellness Score biomarkers have been carefully selected in order to maximize what we know about your health in one appointment. In addition to the following list, some patient also elect to have their bloodwork done. The tests that are recommended by the Doctor may vary from the tests you have had before. That is because we are not just looking for a number but, also the details in the numbers. This is just one more reason the Wellness Score will give you a more accurate look at what is happening inside your body.

The Biomarkers in Wichita

  • Body mass index (BMI) – This is a height and weight index. In studies, a BMI of 30 or above exponentially increases your risk factors for the 3 biggest killers of Americans: heart disease, cancer, and obesity-related conditions such as diabetes.
  • Posture – Your posture indicates the health of your spine and nervous system. Since the nervous system is responsible for carrying messages throughout the body this is the foundation of how well our body can function.
  • Core strength and flexibility – Strength and flexibility are measured along with your movement patterns and joint mobility. The core muscles are the supporting structures for the foundation of your body. Joints are moving parts and they were not meant to be stationary. Joints that are moving properly have greater longevity.  The average American in Wichita is in a sitting posture for great lengths of the day, and it takes a huge toll on posture, strength, and flexibility.
  • Body Composition:  The single best determiner of how well we age is how much body fat we gain and how much muscle we lose. Even if the scale indicates our weight is not changing, our body composition is changing as we age. In addition, some people do not carry fat in visible places and it’s this hidden fat that is being stored around your organs that can be a silent killer.

If you find yourself already experiencing that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, take a deep breath…. The Wellness Score is a tool. It’s cold hard information that has no emotion to it. Also, it’s not making moral statements about who you are. It’s much like a brick. You can either build a house or break a window with it, but it is up to you how you use it.

There is no better time than now to get your Wellness Score. Don’t put off the one test that you can’t afford to fail. Call Optimal Wellness in Wichita today for help.

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Optimal Wellness
3017 North Cypress Drive Suite B
Wichita, KS 67226
(316) 425-1911

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