“The first wealth is health,” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The greatest wealth is health,” -Virgil
As both Virgil and Emerson agree, health is the cornerstone of wealth. True health extends beyond the physical to the mental and spiritual aspects of our lives. In fact, the World Health Organization defines health as a “State of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Experts agree that taking steps to enhance physical, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental well-being is fundamental to building true health and happiness. Resolve to actively pursue a healthier lifestyle and explore the myriad local options for living your best life.
Moving our bodies is key to maintaining a fit physique. Dance is a great way to involve mind and spirit while exercising and having fun.
- The Arthur Murray Dance Center in Thousand Oaks offers programs for every level. Certified instructors employ proven training methods to ensure an enjoyable, productive experience.
- Pure Barre in Westlake Village integrates the ballet barre to create an extremely effective total body workout that lifts the seat, tones thighs, abs and arms, and burns fat in record-breaking time.
Varied workouts motivate us to keep moving, and educators at Wundabar in Westlake Village lead focused, high-energy core-shredding workouts at a cardio-intense pace with the integrity of Pilates biomechanics. Combining the Reformer, Wunda Chair, Ballet Bar and Jump Board into one unbelievable machine, Wundabar workouts challenge you at every turn, causing you to stand taller, feel great and have a better experience in your own skin.
After working up an appetite, treating your body to a healthy meal is a well-deserved reward. Deliteful in Thousand Oaks serves fresh food “made with love” and prepared onsite with wholesome, natural ingredients to feed the body and soul.
Recognized as one of three main influences on the body, along with structure and emotion, nutrition is used as a tool to manage back pain, headaches and other problems at Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center in Westlake Village. Eliminating foods that increase inflammation and adding those that strengthen and support the body’s structure initiates the healing process and boosts the immune system. Drs. Alan Duben and Lindsay Erickson are extremely knowledgeable about restoring balance and health with nutrients. Services include nutrition lessons, chiropractic techniques, applied kinesiology and neuro-emotional techniques.
At the Mind Body Spirit Center in Westlake Village, Dr. Sharon Norling uses Intravenous nutrient therapies to treat a wide range of symptoms and illnesses. Bypassing the GI system, the IV therapies allow for better nutrient absorption. Focusing on the whole person, Dr. Norling specializes in finding the root cause of illness.
“Oral health is a window to your overall health,” according to the Mayo Clinic, and problems in your mouth may affect the rest of your body. Proper oral hygiene is necessary to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
- The caring professionals at Wellness Dental Center in Westlake Village deliver exceptional service using modern technology and cutting-edge techniques for general, specialist and cosmetic dentistry needs.
- A “world-class Westlake Village dentist,” Dr. Greenman draws on three decades of experience to provide restorative, implant and cosmetic dentistry services with a commitment to excellence.
- At Snow Orthodontics in Agoura Hills, Dr. Snow and his team of experienced professionals have been creating beautiful smiles by delivering quality orthodontics to patients for more than 40 years.
Have You Heard?
Numerous research linking hearing loss to heart health is another reason to have your hearing checked regularly. At Conejo Hearing Center in Westlake Village, patients gain an understanding about hearing loss and the options available for treatment. Using the most advanced testing equipment and years of experience, Audiologists Christine Wilson and Raye Ann Clayton perform diagnostic and screening assessments and provide solutions with compassion and concern. They are now offering patients a revolutionary new hearing aid called Oticon Opn™. A powerhouse of innovative technology that connects to the Internet and helps people hear better with less effort and better recall, the small, discreet hearing aid is “proven to make it easier on the brain,” says Christine.
“Preliminary testing shows that Opn increases speech understanding, the parameter most important to hearing aid wearers, by 30%” (compared to Alta2 Pro). “People who wear Opn also experience 20% less listening effort when trying to understand speech” (compared to Alta2 Pro). “And because they use up less energy trying to understand, they are able to remember 20% more of what was said.” (Individual benefit may vary depending on instrument prescription.)
Priority Hearing Aid Group in Westlake Village offers a full range of diagnostic and preventive hearing services, including hearing aid screenings, evaluations, fittings and rehabilitative and preventive counseling. Their dedication to keeping abreast of technological advancements allows them to offer patients the most current options in hearing solutions.
When we feel good, we look good, and vice versa. Taking the time to maintain your best self boosts confidence, helping you live a vital and happy life.
HERA Health Care in Westlake Village is a holistic restorative medical practice dedicated to integrating patients’ medical needs with spiritual and mental wellness. From bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to rejuvenating facials, Dr. Mirela Cernaianu is passionate about addressing the spirit–mind–body connection and taking the time to understand patients’ needs.
At the Vitality Institute of Agoura Hills, Dr. Michael Sarti spends a great deal of time with patients to ensure their success in achieving their medical goals. Hair transplant laser skin care and body sculpting services delivered in a serene, nurturing environment help you look your best. A few simple sessions can revitalize dry or damaged skin, restore thinning hair or remove unwanted fat.
For non-invasive fat reduction to help you lose weight, Westlake Body Contouring offers natural LED light therapy. Contour Light body sculpting is 100 times more powerful than any currently on the market. By liquefying fat, cells shrink and the fat gets flushed through the lymphatic system for the liver to break down. A safe alternative to invasive procedures such as liposuction, the Contour Light treatment is 100% non-invasive and produces no heat, pain, bruising or scarring.
Varicose veins? Visit the Vein Center of Westlake Village, where Dr. Karel Vaughan effectively treats varicose veins, soft tissue complaints and bronchial infections using state-of-the-art therapies. Combining medical advances and technology with a holistic, naturopath’s respect for balance of mind and body has earned Dr. Vaughan a devoted, long-time roster of patients.
For in-home care after surgery or for elder support, AdvantagePlusCaregivers.com provides compassionate personal care to advance or maintain quality of life. Their caregivers take pride in attention to detail and providing clients with high-quality care.
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center’s Acute Care for Elders Unit addresses the specific needs of seniors 65 and up, while offering support and access to loved ones. The patient-first interdisciplinary approach by a care team trained in geriatrics makes the unit unique. The goal is to provide a home-like setting for patients while encouraging them to stay mobile, socialize and maintain their daily activities.
“It’s not enough to just treat the patient for their ailment, but we want to return them to the meaningful, productive life they lived before the stay,” says Los Robles’ Betty Wei.