Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching

Nutrition and Lifestyle

Being healthy entails more than just exercising and eating nutritious foods. It is living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition and diet promote normal growth and aging while maintaining a healthy body weight. It is the best way to improve cardiovascular health and lower the risk of chronic disease, all of which contribute to overall health and well-being.

Nutrition Coaching Services

Chiropractic Works addresses physical, environmental, and mental well-being through a combination of research-based and clinically proven best practices. We provide nutrition and lifestyle coaching services that focus on basic healthy lifestyle practices, exercise, and self-care. Our excellent wellness coaching program emphasizes ketosis and gut health, both of which are critical components of a long-term healthy lifestyle.

Ketosis and Your Health

Ketosis is a well known physiological process in which the body burns fat as a primary fuel source when the carbohydrate fuel tank is empty. This is a popular buzzword and concept in the world of weight loss. Your brain begins to rely on fat for energy after a low-carb diet, which produces ketone acids, and it burns faster than it would on a regular-carb based diet. Nutritional ketosis has also emerged as a powerful anti-inflammatory approach to systemic health. And, unlike medicines that target only one aspect of the immune system, ketosis works to balance the anti-inflammatory effect in a safe, long-lasting, and unexpectedly effective way.

  • More benefits of an effective keto diet include:
  • Preserving muscular mass
  • Supporting weight loss
  • Reducing acne
  • Reducing the risk of certain cancers
  • Improving heart health
  • Preventing diabetes
  • Protecting brain function

Without the guidance of an experienced nutrition consultant, ketosis may not work as well as it should. Seek advice from a Ketosis health-qualified doctor to establish if it is appropriate for you and create a regimen that is suited to your needs. Chiropractic Works’ experts can help you keep track of your health and progress, as well as satisfy your ketosis needs.

Gut Health

A healthy gut means more diverse good bacteria in the digestive tract that can improve immune system function, mood and mental wellbeing, and weight control.

Signs of poor gut health:

  • Bloating
  • Gassy stomach
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • High blood sugar
  • Unexpected weight fluctuation
  • Poor sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Allergies and intolerances

If you’re having symptoms, see a doctor for diagnosis and have our holistic health coach discuss a perfect plan to address the underlying or root causes of these issues and get effective advice for better eating habits including collagen-boosting foods, frequency and pace, hydration commitment, and possible gut health supplements.

Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching

What Is Considered a Healthy Lifestyle?

Health is defined as a state of optimal physical, mental, and social well-being, rather than simply the absence of disease or illness. Nutrition, gut health, and regular exercise are some of the most important aspects of leading a healthy lifestyle.

These three fundamental factors are significant because ketosis helps improve the gut health microbiome which is critical for maintaining balanced and proper gut physiology, while good nutrition is critical for achieving a healthy weight, and exercise has numerous benefits that help you maintain your results. Maintaining a healthy weight and lean body mass ratio is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You should set daily calorie burning requirements based on your intake and burning the fat from ketosis must be a part of the lifestyle for it to work.

Exercise

Since muscle is the engine that burns fat, keeping good muscle tone is an absolute must. We typically recommend some sort of resistance training 3-4 times per week, and something that most definitely incorporates core strength and stability. For your cardio-vascular health we suggest working your way up to somewhere between 45 and 90 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic cardio activity also 3-4 times per week. It is a good idea to include both cardio and resistance training on the same day for at least two of your workout days. This type of physical activity schedule, according to scientific research, can help you maintain your weight over time.

Regular exercises and cardio workout benefits include:

  • Reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems
  • Improving muscle function
  • Reducing stress
  • Reducing blood pressure
  • Reducing risk of diabetes
  • Increasing good cholesterol
  • Increasing range of motion

Proper Fueling

The recommended daily calorie intake varies with age, metabolism, and level of physical activity, weight loss goals, and other factors. In general, it is recommended to consume 2,000 calories per day on average. However, considering the numerous factors to be considered, it is best to consult a doctor with nutrition specialty practices to determine the best plan. This should be paired with proper regular exercise to maintain your ideal body weight. Many people find it difficult to stick to low-carb intake, especially in the beginning. Successful ketosis usually includes proteins like lean meats (sirloin, chicken breast), fish, and eggs. 

Benefits you get from the proper food choices:

  • Weight management
  • Emotional & mental health
  • Stable blood pressure

What Are Other Contributors to Healthy Living?

Generally taking care of yourself is one of the best things to do in sustaining a healthy lifestyle. A healthy sleep routine with the appropriate amount of REM and deep sleep are huge contributing factors to overall wellbeing. Drinking at least 10-16 cups of water each day (depending on your weight) will greatly improve general health and even help keep skin healthy. Be sure to listen to what the body needs (i.e. nap time, snack time, active time). Mental health & emotional health (or brain health) can directly affect physical health as well. Check out our information on Neurofeedback Therapy and how it can help so many different types of brain health issues. Environmental factors can also play a role in overall wellbeing. Keeping a clean living situation and positive friends are easy-to-accomplish aspects. Doing things you love and relaxing are also examples of healthy lifestyle habits. This includes things like reading, meditating, yoga, socializing, and nature walks.

10 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

With nutrition, gut health, and regular exercise, here are 10 healthy habits you can incorporate into your daily life:

  1. Measure and Monitor Weight and Lean Body Mass
  2. Ditch the Unhealthy Foods
  3. Take Multivitamin Supplements
  4. Stay Hydrated
  5. Be Physically Active
  6. Reduce Sitting and Screen Time
  7. Get Enough Sleep
  8. Avoid Excessive Alcohol or Drug Use
  9. Manage Your Emotions/Stress (Meditation is awesome for this part) 
  10. Keep Track of Your Movement, Sleep, and Heart Rate

How Does Poor Nutrition Affect Activities of Daily Living?

Poor nutrition can harm our daily health and wellness, as well as our capacity to enjoy and participate in activities. Poor eating habits can lead to stress, fatigue, and our ability to function, as well as increase the chance of getting certain illnesses and other health problems over time. Without good nutrition, we are unable to put our bodies through the mental and physical challenges that we require every day. 

If you want to become healthier, take the next big step and see Dr. Cook for some gut health restoration protocols as well as nutrition and lifestyle coaching, he is a top-ranked and well-known nutritionist in Athens GA.

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