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Success stories

Yesterday afternoon we launched our celebration wall.  We have four different boards celebrating the different types of success seen when people change their lifestyle and nutritional habits.

The four boards are:

  1. Normal Numbers: People who have achieved normal blood sugars, blood pressure or cholesterol through lifestyle changes.
  2. Less of me equals more of me:  People who have lost 10 lbs through lifestyle changes.
  3. I’m not a problem: People that have resolved a diagnosis through lifestyle changes.
  4. One less medicine: People who have been able to stop using a medication due to health improvement through lifestyle changes.

We invite our patients to sign their names or initials to celebrate the success they’ve had.  It stands as a reminder and an encouragement to everyone moving towards their own success.

So far today we celebrate 170lbs of weight loss and we haven’t even had our afternoon clinic!

If you want help along your journey please give us a call and we’ll be glad to get you an appointment with our Nutritional Counselors or our Wellness Nurse.

 

 

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Let’s do this together

One of my favorite truisms reads “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.”

I love the idea that when you take several individual ropes and weave them together you can get a stronger rope. As a practice we’ve used this proverb as one of the principles of treatment. We seek to partner with our patients to achieve your health goals.

We know too that when people partner together in groups even high goals are achieved. Our VitalSigns programs are designed around this idea. They are groups of 8-10 participants working hard together. They learn together. They coordinate together. They sweat together. They succeed together.

One such group of over 20 people recently completed a 12 week challenge together. They learned about better nutrition and wellness as a group and spurred each other on. Their results are astounding.

  • Together they lost over 350 lbs.
  • Over 70% of participants lost over 15lbs individually.
  • On average 5-6 inches were lost by each participant on both their hips and waists.
  • On average their triglycerides (a marker of metabolic disease) dropped over 40 mg/dL.
  • On average their LDL (a risk factor of cardiovascular disease) dropped over 13 mg/dL.

This is an amazing success. We invite you to participant with us at our VitalSigns facilities and work for your own success story. Consider joining our VitalSigns Core program to team up and win. These classes are taught by our medical staff who are experts in nutrition, exercise, wellness, and team leadership. Call our office at 539-0270 or call the VitalSigns facility directly at 249-7566.

 

 

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