Ultimate Health Matters is proud of the accomplishments of our clients and their employees who have enrolled in our programs. What people say about our services demonstrates our dedication to wellness and the power of our programs to change lives and help people lead healthier, more productive, and satisfying lives.
Jeffrey Carter was severely overweight with Type-2 Diabetes. He stopped eating all fried foods, decreased his sodium intake, began preparing his breakfast, lunch and dinner ahead of time and began visiting the gym 4-5 times each week.
"Success has not been overnight, but a life journey for me to travel. Success has been difficult for me, but very rewarding. I am able to function on a daily basis much more efficiently in all realms of my life. When I started I could not tie my shoes. Now tying my shoes is a simple task. Sit-ups were a very hard mountain to climb, but I am currently able to perform 40! I feel better, look better, and my outlook on life is great!"
So what motivated Jeffrey to make all of these changes? "My daily interaction with the public. In the past I was unable to participate in church outings, now I can! I can play volleyball, softball and be a part of the group. I am healthier and happier." Staying motivated is tough, but Jeffrey said "co-workers played one of the biggest roles in supporting my efforts to change my life, along with my daughter and our Fitness Coordinator."
"I believe working out is good for everyone. I challenge those that don't partake in a daily activity to start! Take small steps, set small goals - if I can do it - anyone can!"
Meet Michael Spencer, a Wellness Program participant. "Last September I had my first Wellness Biometric Screening, which revealed that I am borderline diabetic. I reluctantly made an appointment to see my doctor and in January 2009 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My doctor reassured me that by eating better, exercising, and losing weight, I could possibly be taken off the medication he had prescribed for me.
After three months of procrastination, I finally decided to do something about my serious condition.
I started by cutting my calorie intake by 1,000 calories a day. I cut out chips and other snacks, regular and diet sodas, caffeine, and red meat while increasing the amount of water, fruits, vegetables, nuts, baked fish, and baked chicken I consumed. I also added a small amount of exercise to my newly found eating habits. I would walk at a brisk pace at least 30 minutes three to four times a week.
The first few weeks were the most difficult. There are a thousand reasons for someone to give up and I almost let that happen. However, I needed only one reason to continue, my family; and with the assistance our Wellness Program I was encouraged and fought through my yearning to quit.
Today, my enthusiasm and desire to continue is greatly increased because I am 22 pounds lighter, I have greater flexibility in my joints, my clothes fit, and I have more energy than I have had in years."