As the country celebrates National Chiropractic Health Month this October, renowned Alabama chiropractor, David Below, DC, founder of the national fitness and nutrition company, The Body Renaissance, is launching Wellness+, a nutrition and fitness program that seamlessly integrates into any chiropractor’s existing practice.
“This year’s National Health Month theme is Pain Free Nation, and I want to provide a natural nondrug solution that will focus on helping patients overcome the pain of obesity and the massive health problems that are a direct result of this epidemic,” Below said.
In the last decade, according to the National Institutes of Health, the soaring rates of obesity have directly contributed to the doubling of diabetes as well as high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol levels, cancer, infertility, back pain, skin infections, ulcers, and gallstones. Millions have been shocked to learn they have one or more of these conditions. But millions more are still undiagnosed and in danger.
“Chiropractors have the best opportunity and obligation to help their patients improve every aspect of their health, but until now, there has not been a simple, cost effective way of doing that,” Below said. “Wellness+ offers a solution to help patients get optimum nutrition and start a fitness program that matches their activity level.”
The Body Renaissance has developed the comprehensive Wellness+ Program and aligned itself with Beachbody, the nation’s most popular fitness and weight loss solutions. They are the creators of Shakeology and programs for all fitness levels including Total Body Solution, P90X, Insanity, PiYo and others.
Wellness+ enables doctors to recommend nutritional products and appropriate exercise programs to patients that enhance their health and chiropractic care.
“There are many advantages for our patients and for us to integrate nutrition and fitness programs into our practice,” said Wellness+ Program participant, chiropractor and nutritionist, Virginia Irby. “But the reason many doctors don’t do it, is because it can be a severe drain on your valuable time, resources, and money. Wellness+ has solved all those problems and made it possible for my patients to receive this additional care.”
Below added: “I wanted to create a way to give chiropractors the ability to offer a fitness and nutrition program to their patients that does not require a lot of extra time or an investment in additional equipment or office space and is easy and inexpensive to start. The Wellness+ Program is an opportunity for chiropractors to help patients sustain and enhance the benefits of their chiropractic care.”
As part of the program, doctors receive training on the nutrition and exercise programs available and learn how to implement them into their practice. Additionally, each participating practice receives its own customized Patient Portal website where doctors can direct patients to easily purchase the recommended programs. The portal websites work in conjunction with the practice’s main website and make it easy for patients to take the first step to compliance.
Source: The Body Renaissance