There is no owner’s manual for human wellness and it’s not always easy to navigate the wealth of misinformation, mind-numbing detail or media induced fads. Very few of us have everything it takes to lead a healthy lifestyle that keeps us well. CorpsWellness reviews and condenses thousands of research studies to simplify the nutrition, activity and change management know-how required for wellness. We train the mind and body to empower workers with motivation and confidence to succeed.
Diet – Excess weight is America’s greatest health problem; over 2/3 of U.S. adults are overweight and 1/3 are obese. Although diet can be powerful medicine to ensure a healthy metabolism, strong muscles and bones and a disease-free body, we live in a frustratingly challenging Obesogenic environment that takes daily planning and restraint. When armed with the simple facts on nutrition and the health risks from danger foods, online tools, rewarding events, supportive teams and a plan that optimizes nutrition, satisfies hunger and the need to splurge, people can choose to eat healthier and to maintain a healthy weight.
Activity – Over
2/3 of the U.S. is not active enough; most of us have forgotten how good it
feels to be fit. Inactivity is as dangerous
as smoking, doubling the risk of heart disease and diabetes. The body needs exercise to function normally
and prevent decline that leads to disease, pain and disability. Fitness is a balancing act that requires knowledge
and skill anyone can learn, but less time than you may think. We foster daily practices to sit less,
challenge the cardiovascular system, strengthen all the body’s muscles while retaining
flexibility, maintain good posture and musculoskeletal health and balance the
effects of injuries, stress, misalignment, overuse and the wear and tear of
Change – Change often fails due to a lack
of readiness or understanding of the change process. Lifestyle change is an
incremental process that takes a plan and balance approach we call ChangeControl. Gaining the upper hand requires biological
changes and more than just willpower; you can’t sustain change if it leaves you
hungry, unhappy or resentful. But you can learn to manage change with
training to build expertise, create a clean environment, rely on structure,
establish new habits, leverage community, reinforce success, help others and
find joy in change.
Knowledge is power when it comes to wellness. Simplifying the complex into a digestible action plan that we can repeat, repeat, repeat, instills confidence and motivation to succeed. And when the workers around us receive health training, we get a new healthy culture to help keep us on the right track.