Physical fitness is a critical component of overall health and wellness, just as important as the components most people would never overlook, like routine physical examinations, adherence to medication orders, and preventative screenings.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), physical activity alone can help you lose weight, improve your strength (including bone strength), improve your mood and mental health, extend your life, and reduce your risk of falls. Additionally, regular physical activity can reduce your risk of developing a number of life-threatening and life-shortening diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers. Physical activity not only reduces risk of disease, it also reduces risk of immobility in mobile populations, and increases the likelihood of achieving mobility for patients who are already impacted.
Because routine exercise can reduce your risk of disease, strengthen your mind and body, and help you manage your chronic conditions with fewer complications and effects, it is one of the most cost-effective preventative measures and treatments on the market. When you incorporate your primary care provider into your fitness goals and plans, the benefits are many:
At Boston Direct Health, your physician will develop a training routine focused on injury prevention and accommodating previous injuries. We can provide exercise routine modifications and develop custom programs to reach goals, incorporating your risk factors, medical conditions, and limitations. Because we follow a direct care model, you’ll be able to reach your provider any time, schedule same-day appointments, and enjoy the multitude of additional benefits that accompany direct care.
Over a third of American adults today suffer from obesity, making it a true epidemic in the United States. And while the risks associated with obesity are great - and in many cases, life-threatening - nutrition is rarely incorporated into routine medical care.
Obesity is just one problem caused by poor dietary choices. Other impacts of poor nutrition include:
Effects on Infants
Partner with your primary care provider to develop a nutrition plan that can help you achieve your health and wellness goals, meet your dietary needs, and fuel your body to function at its best, despite chronic illnesses, advanced age, and other concerns that impact your wellness and energy.
At Boston Direct Health, we pair nutrition counseling and meal planning with the direct care services you've come to love including 24/7 access to your provider, same-day appointments, extended appointment times, and a myriad of complimentary services with your annual membership.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Both men and women experience a decline in hormone production as they age, with many adults noticing the effects of this decline as early as just 30 or 35 years old. Hormonal imbalances can also be caused by other medical conditions or lifestyle components, so seeing your primary care doctor to discuss your symptoms is recommended.
Women suffering from hormonal imbalances may experience pain during sex, irregular periods, breast tenderness, headaches, migraines, depression, fatigue, hot flashes, difficulty concentrating, and frequent urinary tract infections (UTI). The signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men include low sex drive, decrease in muscle mass, increased body fat, poor mood, low volume of semen, difficulty achieving erection or orgasm, fatigue, hair loss, and negative outlook. Both men and women often find that these hormonal changes prove to be life-altering, impacting both their personal and professional lives and causing significant hardship.
While synthetic hormones may have earned a bad reputation throughout the years, bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the hormones made naturally by the human body. Studies show that your body can't differentiate between hormones it produces itself and bioidentical hormones, leading to a safer, more effective solution for both men and women who need hormone replacement therapy due to age or other contributors. Many bioidentical hormones are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and available through Boston Direct Health.
Bioidentical hormones come in a number of preparations including pills, patches, creams, and pellets, which are implanted under the skin for absorption. These hormones are custom made depending on the needs of each unique patient, which means you’ll receive exactly the dose your body requires in order to balance your hormone levels and alleviate unwanted side effects of the original imbalance.
While the most common cause of hormonal imbalance is reduced production due to age, many conditions can cause problems with hormone production, including:
Your primary care provider at Boston Direct Health can rule out more serious causes of hormone deficiency or imbalance and design a treatment plan customized to accommodate your needs and alleviate your discomfort.
In addition to prescribing custom bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Boston Direct Health can help you develop an exercise routine and nutritional plan that support your body's natural production of hormones. The greatest benefit of choosing Boston Direct Health is the benefit of membership, which includes access to concierge-style healthcare that provides a custom, patient-centered experience with a myriad of perks and benefits you can't find anywhere else.
One of the most important aspects of a nutrition and fitness plan designed to produce change is measurement of the results. When you and your care team have real insights into the changes produced by your efforts, the plan can be customized and adapted to ensure results are achieved consistently and throughout the entire program.
The Inbody 570 is the least invasive, most comfortable, smartest technology available, providing a full range of meaningful data designed to drive better results in real time. Unlike previous solutions used, patients simply stand on the Inbody 570, which looks just like a tech-savvy scale, and hold onto the handrails. The result is a robust fact sheet, revealing:
Additionally, Inbody 570 technology tracks your progress as you go, so you’ll have a visual representation of the effects of your lifestyle decisions during the measurement period, producing greater engagement and motivation than you can achieve alone. Whether you're looking to get fit and lose weight, manage chronic disease, or turn your health around, Inbody 570 is a crucial team member.
Very few providers have invested in this insightful technology, making Boston Direct Health one of the few clinics providing information this detailed and relevant to our patients. Whether you're healthy, suffering from long-term illnesses, working to achieve fitness goals, or simply trying to become more in-tune with your body, the Inbody 570 has something to offer you. To learn more about the benefits of the direct care model offered at Boston Direct Health - including a myriad of concierge-style healthcare benefits - or schedule a full-body analysis with the Inbody 570, contact our eager team today.
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