Wellness has become a hot topic in recent years, but many people are unsure what the term means and how to enhance wellness in their everyday lives. At Real Nurturing Family Practice in Cypress, Texas, Corinne Copeland, MSN, RN, FNP-C, APRN, offers wellness visits targeted to your specific needs. If you’d like to learn more about wellness and its many benefits, call or click to schedule a visit today.
Wellness is achieved by practicing healthy habits each and every day, with the goal of not just avoiding disease and injury, but thriving in every possible way. Wellness doesn’t just focus on your physical health; it also includes your mental, social, and emotional health.
Some of the areas of focus within wellness care include:
Everyone has a unique journey with wellness, and working with a trusted health practitioner is a great way to stay on track to improved wellness.
According to researchers, men tend to be less vigilant about caring for their own health needs. They often avoid coming in for routine physicals and brush symptoms under the rug, preferring to take a wait-and-see approach to health problems.
They are also statistically more likely to engage in risky behaviors, like tobacco use, aggression, and dangerous pastimes. The combination of high risk and low attention to health needs is a dangerous set of circumstances.
Men’s wellness often focuses on finding ways to improve communication skills and reduce conflict with others. Hormonal balance is also a common area of concern among men, and lab services can reveal your current hormone production levels.
Women are often better about coming in for routine physical exams than men, but they do tend to place their own health and wellness needs at the bottom of a very long list of to-do items. Taking time for yourself is important, especially when it comes to wellness.
It’s easy to get so wrapped up in the demands of family, career, and community support that you forget to nurture and support your own needs. Women’s wellness visits can help by ensuring you understand more about what your body and mind need to thrive.
Hormonal balance is also an area of focus within women’s wellness visits. If lab testing reveals an imbalance, you can discuss how to move forward. In addition to reproductive health care, your wellness visits might also touch on some of the health risks that women still face in alarming numbers, like heart disease and depression.
If you’re overdue for a wellness visit, call the office to schedule an appointment, or take a few moments to book online.