Rx: The holistic approach to well-being

(The Philippine Star) - November 20, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The pressure of keeping up with the grind of everyday life brings with it the risk of stress and compromised health.

This is why dedicated institutions like Healthway Medical, the most preferred mall-based clinic in the Philippines, has made it a point to share the benefits of complete wellness by adopting a preventive lifestyle.

“Attaining complete well-being consists of different factors working together,” says Dr. Ana Marie Nicolas, Healthway family medicine specialist.  “Of course, having a healthy lifestyle significantly increases the chances of maintaining excellent health through the years.”

Gaining a holistic approach to well-being involves dedication to and a general care for one’s own welfare. One important factor to consciously observe in order to attain complete well-being is keeping a balanced diet. To get a balanced diet and complete nutrition it is important to choose foods from all food groups because doing so greatly enhances the chances of meeting all of the body’s nutrient needs.

To maintain and regulate body functions, a steady supply of macronutrients like proteins, carbohydrates, and fats is essential. Small quantities of micronutrients are also needed to sustain these functions. Hydration also plays a major role, as a liberal supply of fluids helps regulate body temperature, transport and absorb nutrients, and eliminate waste products from the body.

As the body requires balanced nutrition, it also craves steady exercise. Another aspect of this holistic approach to complete well-being, exercise and a good fitness regimen are crucial. While diet provides fuel for the body, exercise strengthens and tones the body as well as prevents the development of various diseases.

But in order to effectively maintain one’s health, regular checkups are a must.  Healthway Medical, with its full range of diagnostics, helps patients identify potential issues. Complemented by a professional staff of doctors and nurses, the clinic offers services like corporate clinic services, outpatient surgeries, cardiac services, dermatology services, physical therapy, and specialist consultations, among others.

“Healthway has always been an advocate of healthy and preventive lifestyle,” says Carmie de Leon, Healthway vice president for sales and marketing. “All of our healthcare professionals, doctors and nurses, have one goal in mind, and that is the overall health and well-being of our patients.”

For more information, visit any  Healthway Medical clinics  located at the Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, Greenbelt 5, Market! Market!, Shangri-La Mall EDSA, Robinsons Place Manila, and SM North The Block. Also call their customer care hotline 751-4929 or visit their website at  www.healthway.com.ph. Like their page “Healthway Philippines” on Facebook.

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