After lots of previous attempts at losing weight, you may think that it will be easier for you to get started this time around, right? Unfortunately, the opposite is usually the case for many people. Starting your weight loss journey, once again, particularly when you have failed many times before, could be immensely daunting and stressful. The good news is that weight loss is possible, and you don’t have to go at it alone.
Here at HealthPro Wellness Center in Houma, LA, our safe, effective, and weight loss program, supervised by Dr. Patrick Haydel, has helped many patients reach their weight loss goals. With this in mind, here are top tips to jumpstart your weight loss journey.
Examine Your Weight Loss History
Almost everyone has some sort of weight loss history, so you should know by now what works for you and what doesn’t. This means that you should be true to yourself and don’t try to make drastic changes that you can’t possibly fit into your lifestyle and follow through.
Focus on Changing Small Things First
Do you have an unhealthy eating habit that you do on a daily basis, such as extra sugar in your coffee or tea? Perhaps a chocolate brownie after dinner? Focus on replacing this habit with a healthier one. This way, you won’t be overwhelmed with adjusting your diet and your weight loss program. Don’t hesitate to consult with your doctor in HealthPro Wellness for advice if you’re having a difficult time managing your diet.
Take a Look at Your Stress Levels and Sleeping Habits
Other seemingly unconnected lifestyle factors like sleep and stress might work against you, even if you are eating right, if you let them. Thankfully, making some smart tweaks can help you manage these factors properly.
Give Yourself Rewards
Reward yourself when you achieve small goals. Your reward doesn’t even have to be food! Skipped extra sugar in your coffee the entire week? Treat yourself with a mani-pedi or a massage. Small rewards like these can help motivate you and push you forward on your journey.
Stick to Goals, Not Deadlines
It is a weight loss journey after all, not a race. Setting goals is fine, but giving yourself deadlines for reaching those goals might set you up for failure if you’re too hard on yourself. For instance, you may start to doubt your plan if you don’t experience progress by a specific date, even when in reality, you’re actually making leaps and bounds.
Keep in mind that consistency and patience are key, and that you should enjoy your journey of getting healthier each day. And if you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it.
For More Details on Our Safe, Effective, and Supervised Weight Loss Program, Call Us
Dial (985) 872-5777 to set up a meeting with Dr. Patrick Haydel here at HealthPro Wellness Center in Houma, LA, today to get started on your weight loss journey.
Do you find yourself not having enough time or the capability to help an aging or disabled loved one like you used to? Between running errands, feeding, bathing, scheduling and transporting your loved one, and doing all you need to do with your own life, it’s normal to get overwhelmed and stressed. In turn, this could make the situation so much harder for everyone. In times like these, family caregivers opt for professionals to help them out.
Here at HealthPro Wellness Center in Houma, LA, we offer personal care assistance services under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Haydel. Find out what personal care professionals can do for your loved one below.
What Exactly is Personal Care Assistance?
The primary focus of personal care assistance professionals is to help with activities that entail personal hygiene and other personal activities. Generally speaking though, they can assist with tasks such as:
- Help with dressing, showering, bathing, and oral hygiene
- Assist with toileting
- Aid in applying face, hair, and/or body product
- Medication reminders
Whether they also help with daily errands or other things will depend on the specific services the personal care assistance provider offers. However, your provider will certainly get to know your loved one well and take note of their personal preferences and dislikes. They’ll work closely with you to ensure that all tasks are performed up to you and your loved one’s standards.
You could likewise opt between a visiting or in-home personal care assistant. A visiting carer will only visit during specific hours and days. You could then fix your schedule around these hours and days to ensure optimal care and comfort for everyone.
On the other hand, an in-home carer will stay with your loved one and provide round-the-clock personal assistance. Talk to our doctor or coordinator in our Houma, LA, office to help you select the most suitable care arrangements for your loved one.
Personal Care Assistance Equal Additional Care for Your Loved One
Getting a personal assistance carer to help you out will help make sure that your loved one can remain at home for longer and enable you to obtain the additional support that you require. Personal care assistance services are extremely invaluable to family caregivers who have a ton of other obligations that keep them from giving the necessary care their loved one deserves.
For More Details on Our Personal Care Assistance Services and Help Choosing The Best Care for Your Loved One, Contact Us
Book an appointment with Dr. Patrick Haydel or our personal care coordinator here at HealthPro Wellness Center in Houma, LA, by dialing (985) 872-5777.
Physical Therapy can benefit individuals of all ages suffering from conditions, injuries, or illnesses that restrict their normal ability to function and move. Here at HealthPRO Wellness Center in Houma, LA, Dr. Patrick Haydel and Chadd Duncan, PT, can create a personalized physical therapy plan for people to help them return to their normal functioning level and promote lifestyle adjustments and activities that could help in injury prevention and improve their overall health. With this in mind, here are the benefits you can reap from physical therapy.
Improve Your Mobility
Strengthening and stretching exercises can help restore and improve your mobility. Your physical therapist can also customize and fit you with assistive devices to help you move more freely and safely.
Eliminate or Alleviate Your Pain
Manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercises including soft tissue and joint mobilization and procedures like ultrasound, electrical stimulation, or taping could help ease pain and restore joint and muscle function. These can likewise help prevent your pain from recurring.
Prevent or Recover from Sports Injuries
Your physical therapist in Houma, LA, can craft a suitable prevention and/or recovery physical therapy program for you to help you recover safely and prevent reinjury.
Prevent Falls and Improve Your Balance
Physical therapy exercises can help improve your coordination through specific techniques that will help restore or improve your vestibular functioning and eliminate and decrease symptoms of vertigo or dizziness.
Manage Common Conditions Related to Aging
Physical therapists can help individuals manage osteoporosis and arthritis using conservative techniques.
For More Details on our Physical Therapy Services, Contact Us
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Patrick Haydel or Chadd Duncan, PT, here at HealthPRO Wellness Center in Houma, LA, by dialing (985) 872-5777.
The chiropractors at HealthPro Wellness in Houma, LA in offer help for a range of conditions, from back pain to neuromuscular disorders to post-surgery recovery. If you're wondering whether you need our help, read on to find some ways to decide when it's time to come into our Houma office for physical therapy:
How long have you been in pain or discomfort?
If you've been in pain for longer than a couple of days--especially if you've already been resting and icing the painful body part--then it's a good idea to get a professional opinion.
Is the pain a recurring one?
Sometimes the pain will go away for a while but come back. This can be a sign of a serious injury and should be looked at.
Is the pain or injury sudden?
If you're unable all of a sudden to walk up the stairs, definitely seek out medical care. Likewise, if you experience acute injury--if you had a fall and now you can't sit up without pain--it's a good idea to find a professional.
Are medications not making a dent in the pain?
If over-the-counter painkillers aren't doing anything to help, then it's important to seek out a professional, who can address the underlying problem and help manage the pain.
Is this impacting your daily life?
If your pain or discomfort is enough that your routine is impacted, then it's worth making the effort to regain your previous lifestyle.
Remember, when it comes to pain, there's no benefit to "toughing it out". If you neglect an injury or a painful body part and try to work through it, oftentimes that will only lead to another injury or exacerbating your current condition. So get it treated!
Tired of being in pain? Call HealthPro Wellness in Houma, LA at (985) 872-5777 today to see how our chiropractors can help you feel better.
How your home care professionals in Houma, LA, can help you
You can’t always take care of a loved one when it’s necessary. After all, you may still have to work, go to school, or take care of other dependents. If you are having difficulty balancing the needs of your family members, non-medical home care services can help. HealthPro Wellness Center in Houma, LA, offers a wide variety of aid services, including non-medical home care to help you when you need it—read on to learn more.
How we can help
Bad situations can happen when you least expect it. If you or a family member are having trouble coping with the tasks of everyday living, non-medical home care can help. These are just a few of the reasons why non-medical home care may become necessary:
- To help an aging parent stay in their home
- To provide companionship to someone unable to get out and see people
- To help a family member cope with a physical or mental disability
A non-medical home care provider can help with:
- Grocery shopping and preparing meals
- Bathing and personal hygiene
- Getting up and getting dressed
- Housecleaning and laundry
- Running errands and transportation
- Scheduling doctor appointments
If you have an aging parent or loved one, it’s important for you to know they are taken care of when you can’t be there. A non-medical home care professional can help. If you are suffering from a disability and having a difficult time handling everyday tasks, a non-medical home care professional can help you too.
Life can be a difficult balancing act, and there are lots of things to take care of. If you or a loved one is having a hard time coping with independent living, a non-medical home care professional can take up the burdens to keep you or the family member at home.
To learn more about the benefits of non-medical home care services, call the professionals of HealthPro Wellness Center in Houma, LA, at (985) 872-5777. Call now!
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