Wellness Specialist

St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine & Allergy Clinic located in Clearwater, FL

“Wellness” is a word you may hear a lot in regard to your health, but its meaning may seem vague. Frank Averill, MD, at St. Francis Sleep, Lung and Allergy Institute in Clearwater, Florida, is committed to helping you achieve wellness by changing your perspective and teaching you to live a healthy lifestyle. If you’re interested in making the necessary lifestyle changes for your health and wellness, call St. Francis Sleep, Lung and Allergy Institute or book an appointment online for a customized wellness plan today.

Wellness Q & A

What is wellness?

Wellness is an umbrella term that relates to your health, quality of life, and satisfaction. Achieving wellness means actively making decisions that preserve your health and happiness, usually resulting in personal growth and development. 

Wellness can be divided into eight dimensions that play a role in your life:

  • Emotional wellness
  • Environmental wellness
  • Financial wellness
  • Intellectual wellness
  • Occupational wellness
  • Physical wellness 
  • Spiritual wellness
  • Social wellness

St. Francis Sleep, Lung and Allergy Institute focuses primarily on your mental and physical wellness. Once you achieve wellness in one aspect of your life, it tends to spread and grow to include other areas. 

Achieving physical wellness through a healthy and nutritional diet, exercise, and self-care can improve your mood and give you energy and motivation.

Why does wellness matter?

Wellness is an important part of your health. Getting caught in a cycle of negative thoughts and unhealthy choices is easy and common, but can lead to many diseases and conditions that are much harder to reverse than a few bad habits.

If you don’t take the time and energy to focus on your wellness, it can result in:

  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Insomnia
  • Stress and tenseness
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Poor nutrition
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure

St. Francis Sleep, Lung and Allergy Institute aims to help you combat these and other conditions regardless of your current state of health. A provider works with you to identify your goals and create a wellness plan to change your lifestyle. 

What is included in my wellness plan?

Everyone’s lifestyle could use some improvement. Even if you’re not overweight or obese, St. Francis Sleep, Lung and Allergy Institute can teach you to change your habits and add steps to your routine to achieve a state of wellness at any age. 

Your personalized wellness plan may include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • A meal plan
  • A physical activity plan
  • Massage therapy
  • Mental health counseling
  • Regular check-ups and weigh-ins
  • Wellness coaching

Diet and nutrition are difficult to grasp for many patients, and the St. Francis Sleep, Lung and Allergy Institute team can teach you to eat a conscious, high-fiber diet to the advantage of your physical health. 

If it feels like stress and mental turmoil is taking over your life, the clinic also offers therapeutic massage therapy to help you relax and alleviate the physical and emotional symptoms of stress.

The St. Francis Sleep, Lung and Allergy Institute team helps you stay motivated to actively make good decisions in your life. With regular visits to the clinic, your physician can monitor your mental and physical progress toward your individual goals.

A wellness plan may be your key to avoiding health complications that affect your life and make aging harder. To start on your wellness plan, call St. Francis Sleep, Lung and Allergy Institute or book your consultation online at your convenience.