Corporate Wellness Programs for employees have become quite popular in businesses throughout the country. They provide employees with special programs that promote wellness, healthy eating, weight loss, group exercise and other health benefits. These programs aim to promote a healthier lifestyle and help prevent chronic conditions from diabetes to obesity. But often, the executives, owners and CEOs providing these important benefits to their employees never take advantage of the programs to improve their own health.
At Shakthi health & Wellness Center, we understand that a high-level career requires focus and executives also need to fuel their bodies to keep up with the burdens of a demanding lifestyle. Shakthi’s Executive Wellness Program is designed address the effects of a high stress career on the body.
We see many executives with a number of troubling health issues and symptoms of an unbalanced body such as:
The busy lifestyle of executives and high demand situations can cause many imbalances in the body. These may present as fatigue, decreased performance, weight gain, poor concentration, and negative metabolic changes. Through Shakthi’s Executive Wellness Program, we work with individuals to test and identify underlying medical conditions as well as ways to reduce stress, improve sleep quality, and increase focus and energy while balancing nutrients and hormones to improve overall cardiovascular health.
Cardiovascular Disease and Executive Health, A Hidden Danger
Many people overlook the role lifestyle plays in cardiovascular health. Stress and poor diet, for example, can wreak havoc on the heart, which is why our Executive Wellness Program focuses on taking a renewed approach to health through important lifestyle changes such as:
- Getting a better night’s sleep. Regardless of how demanding your job is, getting at least six to eight hours of restorative sleep is critical. Studies have shown a link between poor sleep, including sleep apnea, and cardiovascular disease. Periods of deep sleep restores your body and helps to lower blood pressure and heart rate.
- Eating healthier. We work with our executives on developing a diet that is rich in essential nutrients and vitamins from plant-based foods. Research suggests that plant-based diets not only help prevent diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and stroke, but that they may also help in the reversal of arterial plaque formation.We also help our patients reduce the amount of sugar in the diet. Increased sugar intake leads to an increase in insulin levels, a main contributor to inflammation in the arterial walls. One major study recently concluded that a higher intake of added sugar (from soda and processed foods especially) is associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors.
- Reducing stress. Stress contributes to inflammation, which plays a role in the development of heart disease. Many high level executives have a great deal of stress in their jobs every day. At Shakthi, we work with our patients on incorporating stress reducing techniques such as meditation, yoga, massage and exercise into their daily lives.
Shakthi’s Executive Wellness Program is personalized to not only fit your health needs but your busy schedule. In addition to thorough testing and evaluation, the doctors at Shakthi have partnered 368 Athletics Performance Training Center to customize programs based on specific needs and goals, helping executives achieve optimal health and balance for life.
A demanding career no longer has to come at the expense of your health. Learn how Shakthi’s Executive Wellness Program can give you the advantages you need to lead a healthier, more successful lifestyle.