The answer is yes. At Solaris we look at stress from 4 areas of life, physical stress, mental emotional stress, chemical stress and environmental stress.
Not enough quality sleep, overwork, anxiousness, eating food or drink late at night and too much phone usage are just a few examples of how some of our everyday lifestyle choices and habits may contribute to these 4 areas of stress. A typical day like this, if it persists over time, can wreak havoc on our bodies, weight loss efforts, performance and productivity and the quality of our relationships.
Long gone are the days where the scale dictates our health and that diet and exercise alone are the only levers we have to get healthy. Burn out, hormonal changes (pregnancy, age related man-opause and menopause, cortisol) and stress among many other factors make the diet puzzle more complex and one-hit wonder diet plans obsolete.
Studies show that it is not the actual diet but it is the consistency of eating healthy over time that leads to long term sustainable weight loss and maintenance. In this fast paced, high achieving world we live in and the accessibility of the cheap and quick unhealthy choices at our fingertips it can be too easy to fall back into old habits.
The InBody 770 or the InBody home models that we use for our remote clients, are just one of the many tools we use to test and map our clients personalized health journey towards optimum health and maintain all the efforts for years to come. It is used by top research facilities and institutions like the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins and 25 of the top NFL sports teams.
It is the only model that measures inflammation (ECW/TBW or bloating) in each segment of the body which is the root of chronic disease, as well as cellular metabolism (phase angle and ICW) and a distinct measure of visceral fat around the organs (excessive visceral fat can be an indication of diabetes, heart disease etc). The key is knowing how the choices in our daily lives directly affect our bodies ability to function and in real time being able to adapt and see the
Have you ever noticed that:
- your scale weight can change from 1-3 lbs overnight when you didn’t eat anything that may warrant that kind of change?
- Or one day your mind is firing at all levels and you’re getting things done at record pace and the next day things are going so slow it feels like you are walking through water?
- Or you are working out yet falling short of breath when you are running upstairs?
Without understanding the root cause of these external symptoms it can feel like you are on a perpetual hamster wheel. At Solaris by using advanced body composition tools and testing (like leaky gut, microbiome dysbiosis, hormones and more) the health and diet puzzle becomes easy to understand and is used to chart out a course of action towards optimal health.
Educating our clients to understand what is going on, based on science and data, why it is happening, and how to fix it as we develop their personalized nutrition, supplement and lifestyle plans put them back in the driver’s seat of their health.
Charting our clients progress over time and adjusting the plans based on their own lifestyle challenges is the key to not only progressing towards their optimum health potential but also maintaining it for years ahead. I always like to say, everyone knows what to do, but it is the doing it repeatedly over time, in real life, that is the challenge.
When you’re ready to stop spinning your wheels or don’t understand the test results you are getting and how to use them to propel you forward reach out to us. We are happy to help!