What is your favorite type of exercise? Do you enjoy cooking meals? How do you experience the health care system?
Physical health can be easier to identify and observe but extremely challenging to optimize. We often think of diet and exercise when someone comments on physical health and usually spend our time with physicians managing disease or perhaps staving off illness. At Table Health, we want to expand the thoughts and tools associated with physical health and around your relationship with the delivery of health care on a broader scale.
In our final third of the Wheel of Wellness, we consider the question – how do I give and receive health from and for my body?
Though all the spokes are vital for health, nourishment is most certainly a critical piece of the puzzle. Consider many popular aphorisms “it starts with food,” “you can’t outrun a bad diet” “let food be thy medicine” and you can see that nutrition is at the forefront and foundation of health. Expanding our knowledge and awareness through nutrition education with opportunity for group or 1:1 learning with qualified experts, learning how food & supplements can support best health by providing necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients. We also recognize that best intentions can get stuck in the planning stages when we don’t have the right tools for the job. With many classes designed to develop preparation skills from chopping, cooking and combining for simple, delicious, nutritious meals to planning and preparing for daily meals, dinner parties and dietary restrictions, you will gain the skills you need in a fun and engaging environment with experts guiding you in nourishing your best health.
Next we find the movement spoke – inviting us to active participation in our health. Our programming is dedicated to functional, integrative movement with medical professionals leading fitness. Learn yoga with a Family Medicine Physician and Feldenkrais with an Occupational Therapist – you will experience the expertise of their training in both movement and health specialties, guiding you to in the comprehensive support of body, mind and spirit. Recognizing that comfort levels can vary, we offer classes/workshops & consultations, allowing for instruction in group and 1:1 settings with opportunity to build community and fully customizing programming to meet individual needs. Health happens both inside and out and we take full advantage of our onsite studio & trails. Located in the beautiful setting of The Village at The Commons we benefit from integrating nature into our movement and welcome you to join us in May and June for the Meet Me at the Commons initiative!
Final component in this triad of the relational zone is medicine – which might come as a surprise. We often think health care centers around the doctor’s visit and while physicians indeed play a crucial role as leaders at Table Health, we create opportunity for participatory medicine. YOU are the key player on the team, supported by our experts who are led by physicians, offering you guidance and support and helping you develop true health independence. We offer lab services on-site for convenience and cost efficiency. When further investigation is required, we provide advocacy & referrals, with excellence in communication and collaboration with specialists as well as the primary care physicians of members for clarity, coordination and comprehensive care.
Consider the ways you can honor your body – quality nutrition, conscientious care, cultivating relationships with health professionals to gain insight, guidance and support. Recognize all the ways your body can serve you and your health – quality movement, socialization through physical activity and celebrating the beautiful environment in which we live in all the seasons. Join us to nourish, move and find health in medicine by taking a seat at the Table.