3 Simple Tips To Improve Your Wellness in 2019

I know, everyone is already sick and tired of talking about their resolutions for 2019. But listen, I am not here to discuss resolutions, I am here to provide three simple tips from our Medical Director, Dr. Thomas Huhn, that will help you lead a healthier and happier 2019.

First, stop the bad habits. I realize it is not as easy as it sounds, but tell me this, is it easier to pick up training daily to conquer that marathon or easier to put down the obstacles that may be preventing you from achieving the health goal you set for 2019? In Dr. Huhn’s opinion, without cutting out smoking, daily alcohol consumption, or other bad habits, you may never have the energy or ability to tackle your health related goals.

Second, get some sleep. Without proper rest and nutrition you will not have the energy or fuel your body needs to begin your exercise regimen. Beyond the energy benefits, getting a good night’s sleep also reduces stress, increases focus, and can decrease your predisposition for serious health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. According to Healthfinder.gov, getting a good night’s sleep can also help you avoid common sickness, keep you at a healthy weight, and increase your propensity to make good decisions.

Finally, Dr. Huhn encourages patients to take smart steps to improve their dietary habits. Dr. Huhn states, “People tend to forget the vital part that food plays in their overall health. It’s really simple, if you put good things in, you get good things out, if you put bad things in . . .” well, you can guess the rest. Regular exercise is important but according to research, nutrition has the largest impact on our fitness.

In the end, Dr. Huhn pushes patients to take baby steps at the start of the year to set the tone for the months ahead. If you are looking to make a change in your overall wellness in 2019, he encourages you to start by following these three simple steps.

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According to a recent study, the average wait time for a new patient appointment with a physician is 24 days. As you can imagine, if you are sitting at home in pain after twisting your knee playing in your church’s recreational league you are not pleased to find out it could be more than three weeks before you can get in to most doctor’s offices. Even worse, once you are able to be seen as a new patient, if you are referred for further diagnostic testing (x-ray, MRI etc.) it may take several more weeks before you are able to obtain these studies. Then again, you are forced back on the hamster wheel to wait for another doctor’s appointment and potential referral to a specialist. In the end, you have been subjected to weeks, potentially months of waiting in pain to find out what treatment options you have.

At Aptiva Health, our entire structure is in opposition to the common referral pattern described above. At our facilities, we provide immediate appointments and strive to see new patients within 24 hours. We also offer diagnostic testing, physical therapy, in-office procedures, and specialist appointments all under one roof. You can literally twist your ankle today, call our office, be seen tomorrow, receive an x-ray the same day, an MRI the next day, and see an orthopedic surgeon the same week. By bringing all services under one roof we are able to better accommodate our patients and expedite their needed treatment and thereby, how quickly they recover from an injury.

At the end of the day, we strive to set ourselves apart from ridiculous national average wait times and inconveniences. Our team of physicians, staff, and medical personnel are trained to provide immediate appointments to patients and work with patients to ensure they have the best experience while treating at our facilities. If you have any questions about what makes Aptiva Health different, call us to schedule an appointment today!



Contrary to popular belief, driving on a rainy day is much more dangerous than driving on a snowy one. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation:

“The vast majority of most weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement and during rainfall: 73% on wet pavement and 46% during rainfall. A much smaller percentage of weather-related crashes occur during winter conditions: 17% during snow or sleet, 13% occur on icy pavement and 14% of weather-related crashes take place on snowy or slushy pavement.”