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How To Get Medical Referrals For Your Fitness And Wellness Program

prescribemetabolismtest2If you run a fitness and/or wellness program of any kind as an extension of your practice, then having a surefire system of getting other healthcare professionals to refer their patients to you on a regular basis is extremely valuable.  

In fact, if you get just 10 referrals each month, it can easily generate an extra $10,000/month in practice income based on the lifetime value and retention of that patient in your practice as a “wellness client” according to our statistics.

But more important is the fact that even when they do refer to you in the hopes that you can help them improve their health with certain lifestyle “game changers” like exercise and diet, how do you insure that their patients will show up on your doorstep?

What We Know And What We Need To Know

What we do know is sedentary behavior is a completely preventable cause of death.  We also know that physical activity can help prevent several other kinds of illness, but what don’t we know?  What do we need to find out?  The American Heart Association published a study that focuses on those questions when it comes to nutrition, physical activity, and your metabolism.  Click on the image to view the full report.

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Should You Be Assessing Physical Activity At Every Appointment?

The importance of physical activity to health and wellness is undeniable. There is an obvious relationship between physical activity and health—those who stay active and fit tend to live longer, healthier lives.  Those who are unfit and sedentary develop chronic diseases prematurely and die at a younger age.  This association between activity level and health status exists in various major subgroups of the population. It doesn’t matter whether you study men or women, various ethnic groups, diverse nations, children or the elderly, the results are always the same: people who are active and fit live longer, healthier lives.

Assessing physical activity levels at every clinical consult

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