The Importance of Maintenance and Sustainability in Achieving Long-Term Wellness

What is wellness?

Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes so that you are thriving instead of just surviving.  Overall wellness includes social connectedness, exercise, sleep, and mindfulness.  Each of these has an impact on your physical and mental health.

Sticking to a health plan for a few weeks or months isn’t all that difficult; however, maintaining your focus and commitment to a healthy lifestyle year after year can be almost impossible.  Millions of people struggle to maintain healthy lifestyles, and many people will fail to meet their long-term goals.  So why do some truly determined people fall short over the long haul and why do others continue to find success?

Why is emotional support important?

Physical well-being and emotional well-being go hand in hand.  That is why it is so important as a health-conscious individual to associate and surround yourself with supportive, caring individuals who share a similar healthy focus.  Positive influences in our families and friends make all the difference as they provide crucial emotional support and uplifting encouragement.  This positivity doubles when you are being the support your family and friends need as they, too, travel the road to better health.  What better way to help yourself than helping others make the journey to life-long health and wellness!  Joining a wellness group or other counseling group that allows you to connect with more like-minded individuals can help you maintain an effective, regular fitness plan.

Why is life balance important?

Everyone has problems and responsibilities.  Leading a balanced life is essential in order to minimize stress and anxiety.  Maintaining a balanced life is realizing the importance of rest and relaxation.   A good night’s sleep is an important part of a healthy life.  Your body can’t function properly without sleep.  Enjoying time outside of everyday responsibilities is vital to your peace of mind and sense of well-being.  All work and no play don’t only make Jack a dull boy but they make him an unhealthy boy who is unable to sustain his goals for health.

Why are culinary skills important?

Having basic culinary skills will make it less likely that you will fall into bad habits or make poor choices regarding your diet.   It’s much easier to control and maintain a healthy diet when you know how to prepare simple wholesome meals on your own.  Learning your way around the kitchen will also increase your feelings of self-worth and well-being.

Why is knowledge important?

Understanding about health, nutrition, and fitness is needed if you want to be successful in your life-long quest for health.  Be open to learn new information about foods, diet, and exercise.  Make sure you get your information from reliable sources.  Be sure to consult with your doctor or your medical providers before you act on new information.  The health field is constantly evolving as we learn more about the intricacies of the human body. 

Why is motivation important?

A loss of motivation is why many people fail to continue the push for long-term wellness.  Find ways to challenge yourself.  Incorporate your wellness-goals into every aspect of your life.  The activities you choose, the vacations you take, and the friends you choose will all have an impact on your motivation.  Choose like-minded individuals to spend time with because, after all, you will probably enjoy similar foods and activities.  Remember to reassess and update your goals on a regular basis.

Why is stability important?

Exercise and diet are easier to maintain when they become habits.  So even if you don’t lead a normal nine to five existence, you can still find ways to incorporate routines into your daily life.  Focus on weekly or monthly routines.  Removing unnecessary distractions from your personal life can be very beneficial to maintaining your personal health and will free up so much personal time that can be better spent. Following these simple suggestions will make it easier to form positive habits.

Why is self-belief important?

It is important to realize that if you are reading this, then you care about becoming healthier and that you see that as a long-term goal.  You have to believe in yourself and allow those around you to lift you up just as you will work to lift them up.  This is where sustainability comes into play.  The idea of sustainability in long-term wellness transcends the individual and morphs into the community.  Our goal becomes bigger than ourselves and, I believe, attaining wellness becomes more vital.

What is sustainability?

Sustainability is a holistic approach to wellness that considers the long-term impact of our choices on our health, the environment, and society. By promoting preventative healthcare, healthy environments, and social factors that support our wellbeing, we can create a healthier and more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.

One of the key elements of maintenance and sustainability in health is the practice of preventative health care.  Preventative healthcare focuses on maintaining health and preventing illness which reduce the need for costly medical procedures and improve health outcomes.  Regular check-ups, screenings, and an adoption of a healthy life style allows us to take control of our health and reduce the burden of chronic health care problems on ourselves and our healthcare systems.

A second aspect of sustainable health is the promotion of healthy environments.  By reducing our exposure to environmental toxins and by promoting sustainable practices, we not only protect our own health, but we protect the health of our planet for future generations.  Clean air and water and safe, healthy living and working spaces with reduced exposure to environmental pollutants are essential to healthy living.  Both individual and collective action is vital to creating healthy environments.

Social factors and their importance in our overall well-being are the third important element in sustainable health. Access to affordable health care, education, and resources, as well as, social support systems and a sense of community, play a major role in our long-term health goals.  By promoting social consciousness to reduce social inequities, we create stronger, more socially connected, more resilient, and healthier communities in which we can thrive.

In conclusion, we take charge of our health and those we love by promoting preventative healthcare, healthy environments, and an accessible society which supports sustainable health goals for ourselves and others.

How can Androgenix help?

If you have any concerns about any areas of your health or are just looking for kindred souls, the medical practitioners at Androgenix are here to help.   Please contact our office and make an appointment with our staff.  We offer a complete blood work-up and a physical examination. Our staff of caring healthcare practitioners are here to answer your questions and develop an appropriate plan for you. Our team at Androgenix is always here to support your journey to a better, healthier, and happier you.

Unless as otherwise stated, individual results may vary depending on many factors.  Not all patients “feel” the same or achieve the same results.



















*Unless otherwise stated, individual results may vary depending on many factors not all patients “feel” or achieve the same results.