First Line Therapy in Hickory, NC
You may not have heard of metabolic syndrome , but chances are you or someone you know may be suffering from it. That's because metabolic syndrome currently affects one in three people in the United States.
Metabolic Syndrome is a combination of three different factors:
If left untreated, it could lead to heart disease, type 2 diabetes , or even a stroke.
Some healthcare providers believe that one of the most effective ways to treat metabolic syndrome is with lifestyle medicine. Lifestyle medicine is a treatment philosophy designed to improve your health without the use of pharmaceuticals. This holistic approach to wellness can not only help you manage your weight and cardiovascular health, it can also improve conditions such as fatigue , low sex drive , stress , and poor memory. One program for lifestyle medicine is First Line Therapy.
What is First Line Therapy?
First Line Therapy is a long term wellness plan designed by medical professionals. The goal of this program is not just to help you lose weight, but to enhance your quality of life by improving your overall health.
You will receive continuous and personalized guidance as a medical professional leads you through a system of exercise, stress management , and balanced nutrition . These three factors are essential to lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure, and reducing your risk for developing osteoporosis or a cardiovascular disease. During First Line Therapy, you:
- Establish realistic goals
- Track your progress
- Build muscle and burn fat to improve your body composition
- Learn to eat better
- Manage your stress and make it easier to relax
One of the foundations of first line therapy is bioelectrical impedance analysis, or BIA. Bio-impedance analysis provides your physician with a complete look at your body. This includes your body fat, body water, and mass. BIA gives your healthcare provider a wealth of information about your system, which allows them to create the ideal first line therapy for you.
First Line Therapy by Metagenics is a 12 week program comprised of dietary supplements , food suggestions, and exercise programs. The dietary supplements used are specifically designed to target obesity .
Nutrition plans include suggestions for five to six small meals and include foods such as brown and wild rice, oats, quinoa, leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans, fish, and nuts.
AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center
Address1604 Lamons Lane
Johnson City, TN 37604
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm