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Wellness Specialist

Warner Wellness Institute

Christopher A. Warner, MD, FACOG

Board Certified OBGYN & Cosmetic Gynecologist located in Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

You’ve probably heard the term “wellness,” but do you understand what it means in the context of your own health and happiness? At Warner Wellness Institute in Washington, DC, Christopher A. Warner, MD, is passionate about educating the women in his care on how the concept of wellness can lead to measurable improvements in daily life. Schedule an appointment online or over the phone to begin your own wellness journey.

Wellness Q & A

What is wellness?

Many people think that wellness simply means an absence of disease or illness. In reality, however, wellness is a far more complex matter. While health is a component, true wellness encompasses the mental and social aspects of your life, as well. 

These are some of the primary components of wellness:

  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Social connections
  • Mindfulness

Focusing on wellness requires an understanding of the holistic nature of your overall health. Each of the areas listed above is related to the others, and when all areas are in balance, you’re able to live your best possible life. 

What role does preventive health play in wellness?

As you learn more about wellness and how to achieve balance in all aspects of your life, you may also change the way you think about health care. Working with skilled medical professionals should never be reserved for those times when you’re sick or injured; preventive health is just as important as treating existing problems. 

Dr. Warner begins by listening to your health concerns and asking about your current and past lifestyle choices. Be prepared to discuss your diet, how much exercise you get, your emotional health, your relationships with others, and how fulfilled you feel at home and at work. 

He works with you to devise a plan to boost your wellness. No two people share the exact same set of needs, and your needs will shift and change over time. As you move through your wellness journey, you will check in with Dr. Warner periodically to assess your progress and make adjustments as needed. 

What is self-care and why is it important?

Self-care includes all activities you pursue in an effort to meet your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. This is an intentional, active process, not something that simply occurs naturally in the course of your normal daily routines. 

Your self-care techniques will be different from those of others, including close friends and family members. For some, a few moments of meditation each morning and an evening cup of tea are central components of self-care. Others might prefer weekly coffee dates with a close friend and a long walk before or after dinner. 

Dr. Warner works with you to determine which aspects of your wellness are in need of improvement. From there, he can help you come up with a self-care plan that helps you meet those needs. 

If you are curious about how wellness and self-care can improve your daily quality of life, schedule a visit with Dr. Warner to learn more by calling the office or booking online. Booking is as simple as a phone call or a few moments on the online scheduling page.