How to Measure Health and What is the Wellness Score?
BODY MASS INDEX
It’s a height and weight chart. Yours needs to be below 30 and if it isn’t you have exponentially increased your risk factor for the 3 biggest killers of Americans, heart disease, cancer and obesity related conditions such as diabetes.
You live your life thru your nervous system and your posture tell us exactly what it going on with your spine and nerve system. We take a digital photo and you from the front and side. A picture is worth a 1000 words.
CORE STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY
We’ll measure 8 different ways to test your strength and flexibility of your core muscles. We sit too much and it’s taking its toll on our bodies.
BODY FAT %
The single best determiner of how well we age is how fat we get. Even if the scale isn’t changing, often our body composition is changing. And since one pound of muscle burns 3 times as many calories as one pound of fat, yet takes up half the space on your body, knowing your percentage of body fat is crucial to knowing how WELL you are.
HEART RATE VARIABILITY
As chiropractors we work with your spine and nerve system to optimize your health. So it is very practical for us to be able to measure your nerve system. Our heart rate variability test does just that and tells us how well your nerve system is adapting to your environment.
8 Weeks to Wellness® was developed and founded by Drs. Dane Donohue and Dr. Denise Chranowski – twins and third generation Chiropractors specializing in health and wellness. Dr. Dane and Dr. Denise both graduated with honors from Texas Chiropractic College – following in the footsteps of their father, Dr. Martin Donohue and grandfather, Dr. John Komarek both of whom graduated from TCC.