With all the hype and fad diets on the market today, as the founder of Refocused Wellness, I wanted our company to be and to do something different. I wanted an approach with a foundation that was one size fits all. I wanted people, friends, and family to find success in the easiest ways possible. Most importantly I wanted my clients achieve their best health for years to come. Going back to the basics for us, fit best.
For years as a critical care nurse, I couldn’t help but feel frustration, that on a daily basis, we cared for patients, making them feel better for only the moment. We sent patients home with instructions in hand. The biggest flaw I observed with this system was, we were granted such little time to provide our patients the education they needed to successfully care for themselves and manage their disease at home. Applying this understanding to disease prevention and the basic components of health proved to be another professional struggle. One exasperated, as day by day the formal education of nutrition and health basics are removed for elementary and high schools around the country.
Fact: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)16 estimates that eliminating three risk factors – poor diet, inactivity, and smoking – would prevent: 80%of heart disease and stroke; 80% of type 2 diabetes; and, 40% of cancer. **
In motherhood, I experienced the daily struggle of balance between the needs of others and my own personal desire to be fit and healthy. Pressured by societal demands and my own beliefs of what motherhood should be, I allowed my needs to drift to the “tomorrow” list, often resulting in resentment and disappointment. After life experience, self-reflection, and the desire to be more, I rallied the energy to address my own hierarchy of needs and found a renewed balance, joy and inspiration to be my best-self, if only to be the best role model for my children.
While here at Refocused it is NOT our goal to treat medical conditions, manage symptoms or anything of the sort, it is our goal to provide you with the tools to prevent disease from occurring or improving your lifestyle to prevent the progression of symptoms of your disease, through a proven successful approach. It is also our intention to support the philosophy of self-care, stress reduction and the simple importance of filling your own cup before you can attempt to fill anyone else.
6 Weeks to Better Health, was developed to meet the needs of even the craziest of schedules, through weekly goal setting, supported by education and guidance for success. Professionals are there to support you along the way, with daily group check-in’s and one on one weekly support. Your program is adapted to you and your needs are addressed specifically to assure your individual success.
Each week is driven by a new goal and focus that fosters healthy eating, daily exercise, and personal growth and development.
It goes without saying that NOTHING worth while is easy. True success and improved health doesn’t come without your committing to change. At Refocused, we succeed, when you do.
As our gift, we have had the true pleasure of witnessing the change in the lives of those who thought change couldn’t happen. We have been witness to the blessings that health has brought and transcended through families and children.
Perfectly stated, “Deal of a lifetime. My life is so different”. — RW client review
6 Weeks to Better Health Groups run quarterly. Next group staring February 2019. Register now and reserve your spot today!
**Mensah G. Global and Domestic Health Priorities: Spotlight on Chronic Disease. National Business Group on Health Webinar. May 23, 2006. Available at: http://www.businessgrouphealth.org/opportunities/webinar052306chron- icdiseases.pdf. Accessed April 17, 2007.