The Path to Wellness 4

What Does Wellness Mean to You? How Do You Achieve it?

Kelly Lance

Kelly Lance MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at La Belle Vie and is passionate about the healthcare of her patients inside and outside. La Belle Vie is located at 248 East 13800 South, Suite 3, 801-987-8384, LaBelleVieMedicalCare.com.

Wellness is not only a state of good health, it is a state of wellbeing. We can find a little acceptance for the things we cannot change and make small steps towards the things we can change. By changing our diets, exercising more, and adding a little more time to our workout routine, we can make changes in how we look and feel. For little touches to help our looks, we can refresh our faces, our body, and our most intimate moments. Feeling good and looking good is the whole package of wellness, inside and out!

Diana Lovato

Owner and Licensed Massage Therapist at The Spa Lounge Day Spa, 726 E 12200 South, 
801-495-9732, SpaLoungeDaySpa.com.

Wellness to me is a way of life and a balanced lifestyle you design to achieve your highest potential for well-being. I achieve wellness in my life by exercising, eating a balanced diet and getting frequent massages. Getting regular massages is a very important part of my wellness program because it can help improve performance, aid in recovery, prevent and eliminate injuries, reduce stress and even enhance metabolism and circulation.

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie owns Pilates Revolution with her husband, Ethan. 13957 S Bangerter Parkway Suite 102, 801-890-0538, PilatesRevolution.com

Wellness means achieving balance in our priorities. For us, that involves several aspects of life: spirituality, family, mental health, physical wellbeing, personal relationships, personal development. Ethan and I like to achieve wellness by devoting the most effort to those things that have the most value to us. Our family and spiritual well being top this list, followed closely by physical strength, healthy intimacy, nutritious eating (for Ethan anyway…. I have a Dunford Donut addiction!), relaxation/downtime and living regret free. Occasionally we’ll try and be really efficient and have a workout date. In the end, wellness means achieving a lasting joy and inner peace.

Dr. Robert Orme

Dr. Orme is a Board Certified dermatologist and was the first Utah physician to offer Coolsculpting. He can be found at Lone Peak Dermatology & Med Spa, 11760 S. 700 East, 801-572-8043.

Wellness embodies both physical and psychological attributes. Physical wellness is keeping active; doing the things you enjoy while not letting those pursuits lead to imbalance in other aspects of life. As a dermatologist, I value the importance of taking care of our largest organ (skin!) externally (sunscreen, hats, clothing etc.) and internally (through good nutrition and appropriate supplements). Regular preventive healthcare and periodic dermatology exams are a great way to bolster your wellness and longevity. Psychological wellness to me is a life in balance. Don’t be too hard on yourself; we all make mistakes. Seek opportunities to laugh (hard!) at yourself. Be curious and make “why” a major part of your vocabulary. Be quick to forgive and strive to understand others with differing points of view. Above all, 
have fun while you can!

Dwana Olsen

Dwana is a group fitness instructor and online wellness coach. Connect with her via social media @dwanaolsen or MomOf4Fitness@yahoo.com and at ThinFeelsGood.com.

I remember it clearly: that moment I tearfully decided I was done wishing for my mind and body, my life to be different… Done feeling depressed, fat, hopeless. The most powerful lesson I’ve learned on my wellness journey is that there was never anything “wrong” with me—there’s nothing wrong with any of us. Wellness is embracing who you are today and loving yourself enough to pursue positive growth physically, mentally and spiritually. I embrace wellness through God’s gift of endorphins through exercise, laughter, anti-depressants and being around my family. A good bottle of wine and some See’s candy never hurt either.

Kat Morrill

Kat is Nutrition Director, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at Treehouse Athletic Club, 801.553.0123, Kat@TACFitness.com.

To create a sense of what you want your wellness to look like, try creating a wellness statement. Start with a few simple questions: Who am I trying to become? Why is my health important to me? What behaviors are preventing me from this vision? What steps can I take to start my path towards my best self? My statement is: I am a warrior fighting to protect my vitality, who is strong enough to fight the physical and emotional battles that are part of the vicissitudes of life, and sharp and relevant in the lives of others. I can be a contributor, rather than just a receiver. I can commit to exercising and feeding my body a diet rich in whole foods. I can create space for less rigidity in diet and exercise, so I don’t feel enslaved to a strict regimen that hinders spontaneity and social experiences.