On the day after Thanksgiving, also known as “Black Friday”, THWC will be having a day of giving of its own.  Every patient that is seen on Friday, November 25th will receive a special gift and will be entered into a drawing to receive a FREE iPod shuffle.  Call and schedule your appointment today.

We turn the clocks back and boast how we get that extra hour of sleep.  Well after that initial “honeymoon” is over, what do you do to cope with it getting dark earlier and earlier and becoming lighter later in the mornings?  Do you struggle with seasonal depressive episodes or have low energy levels during these periods of darkness and cold?  Try ACUPUNCTURE!  Dr. Derek Hartmann is the sole provider of acupuncture at THWC and can help during these times.

Fall is a great time to begin thinking about making better choices during the busy and calorie filled holiday season.  Make a conscious effort now to get a jump start on your New Year’s Resolutions.  Take advantage of the weather and everything the fall season has to offer.  Think outside the box when it comes to your exercise mode and try something active and different that you have never done before.  This will take the boredom and repetitive nature out of typical exercise regimens.  Try to integrate exercise in all aspects of your life, from parking your car further away at the grocery store to taking the kids to the park after school instead of watching TV.  Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit through yoga, meditation or massage so you can strengthen your body physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  Remember the 30/21 day rule that it takes 30 days for your body to adapt to all lifestyle changes and it takes 21 days to create a habit.  Strive to create the 3 C’s.  It takes commitment, consistency and convenience to stick to your new lifestyle habits.  When exercising outside, remember to dress in layers and be aware that there is much less daylight during the morning and evening hours.  The most important thing is to find your motivation, whatever that may be from listening to music to exercising with friends to keep you going.  Be ready to begin your transformation during this fall season.  Get a head start on your New Year’s Resolutions and make more health conscious decisions during this holiday season.  If you want to, but just don’t know how, please allow The Hart Wellness Center help you arrive at your own health and wellness destination.

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people”
–Chinese Proverb