”Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.”
- Jim Rohn
Crisis. That is the word commonly used in reference to health and healthcare in the United States.
The statistics can be overwhelming:
- Over two-thirds of adults, and one-third of children in the US are overweight or obese
- One in three adults has high blood pressure
- Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate, with an estimated 44 million people in
the US expected to contract the disease in the next 15 years
- Only half of the adults in the U.S. exercise regularly, and the percentage appears to be decreasing.
- Heart disease continues to be the number one cause of death for men and women
- Stress levels are high for many people and are major contributors to health problems
- Health care spending in the US in 2009 exceeded 2.47 trillion dollars
All of the necessary external resources for good health are at the fingertips of nearly every American. And yet so
many people struggle with serious health issues - a high percentage of which are self-imposed. Why?
The answer is fairly simple. External resources do little good without the right internal resources.
Having a gym membership has never helped anyone become more fit – to get any benefit one actually has to go in and workout.
Similarly, losing weight has a lot to do with what people actually eat and very little with what they know they should eat.
While there are a number of important internal resources people have to use, none has a bigger impact on achieving good
health than motivation. Without adequate sustained motivation, it is nearly impossible to lose and keep off weight, get and
stay in shape, or adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Simply stated, motivation is critical to the process of becoming and staying healthy. However, motivation is anything
but simple. Unfortunately, the vast majority of information on motivation and health does not reflect that. An internet
search of “motivation and health” gives more than 25 million results. The vast majority of these provide some basic
information on health and give generic tips or tools for people to use to motivate themselves. Sadly, these one-size-fits-all
tips have done little to increase people’s motivation for health.
The reason for this failure is that the process of developing and sustaining motivation is complex, highly individualized,
and closely related to personality. What motivates one person can be very different from what motivates another.
The challenge is for each person to discover what really motivates them - what drives them as a person. They are then able
to learn how to effectively use these individual motivational factors to succeed in losing weight, becoming fit, or
achieving other specific health goals.
Achieve more with Achieve-Tec: Success in health and fitness
Achieve-Tec is dedicated to helping people become healthy and sustain healthy lifestyles. Becoming healthy,
whether that involves losing weight, improving physical fitness, or recovering from an illness, can improve a person’s
quality of life in so many ways. Failure can’t be an option – the cost is far too high.
Achieve-Tec offers a wide array of services to individuals and organizations designed to help people achieve their
health and fitness goals, and to maintain these over time. These state-of-the-art services are highly individualized
based on the needs of the person or organization. Our consultants and partners around the country have a high level of
clinical expertise and experience in health and fitness.
Services for individuals seeking to improve health: Achieve-Tec offers a variety of health-related services
in West Michigan and throughout the country. Services are developed based on people’s individual needs and goals,
and can range from one-time consultation to comprehensive assessment and treatment.
Because success in health and fitness are highly dependent on individual motivational factors, we encourage our clients
to take advantage of our exclusive approach to building and maintaining motivation. Achieve-Tec is the exclusive national
home of the Reiss Health Motivation Profile, a new scientifically-developed tool to help people understand what motivates or
drives them. We offer a variety of services based on the Reiss Health Motivation Profile.
Our approach to helping people achieve health-related goals is to focus on the whole person and the long-term.
Improving health is complicated and difficult, and short-term, narrowly-focused approaches have not been shown to work.
Achieving success in health and fitness typically involves a complex process that involves gaining deeper understanding of
oneself, discovering underlying problems and ineffective patterns, developing new effective behaviors, setting achievable
goals, developing an effective plan, and building and sustaining the necessary motivation. Achieve-Tec’s expertise is helping
people to succeed in this process. Common health-related issues we help with include:
- Weight loss – losing weight in a healthy, sustainable manner
- Fitness – building bodies for long-term health
- Aging - adopting healthy approaches to growing older and maintaining lifestyles
- Wellness – proactively promoting health and preventing health problems
- Stress – helping people reduce and effectively manage stress
- Illness – recovering in a “better-than-ever” manner from illness, dealing with chronic illness
Healthy Aging: For many people, the idea of growing older is just plain scary. Facing the inevitable physical, mental and lifestyle changes that are associated with aging can be depressing and overwhelming. Many choose to ignore the whole idea of getting older until age-related problems force them to face reality.
The truth is that aging is a process that begins long before problems arise. And most importantly, it is a process that is affected by many factors that are under people’s control. At Achieve-Tec, we promote an active, intentional approach to aging. While this intentional approach is ideally started earlier in life, it can have benefits at any age. Benefits can include better physical and mental health, slowing inevitable aging processes, maximizing functioning, maintaining abilities longer, extending independence and opportunities, increasing enjoyment of later years, and improving quality of life.
We offer unique services to individuals and groups of people focused on intentional healthy aging. The goal of these services is to help people age more successfully by developing and implementing a long-term, individualized plan and maintaining the motivation to carry out the plan over the years.
Healthy approaches to deal with stress: A large majority of us experience high levels of chronic stress - this stress may be slowly killing us. The negative effects of stress on our physical and mental health, relationships, performance, and quality of life are well-documented. Chronic stress is associated with many health conditions including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, infertility, asthma, insomnia, arthritis, depression, anxiety, smoking, alcohol abuse and addition, divorce, underperformance, job loss, etc.
In short, the cost of unmanaged, chronic stress is far too high. Fortunately, there are many things people can do to reduce stress, more effectively manage stress, and minimize the negative effects of stress.
At Achieve-Tec, we believe that an intentional, proactive approach to stress is highly beneficial. We help individuals and groups of people develop, implement and maintain effective, individualized plans to deal with stress that promote physical and mental health, improve performance, increase enjoyment of life, improve relationships, and promote quality of life.
Achieve-Tec has consultants from a variety of health and fitness-related professions, as well as individual and
organizational partners around the country dedicated to helping people achieve their health and fitness goals.
Please contact us by email or by calling 1-877-6560 for more information.
Services for organizations: Many organizations are recognizing that it is in the best interest of both the company
and employees to promote health and fitness in the workplace. Achieve-Tec provides consultation and training to organizations
regarding developing wellness or fitness programs, improving the effectiveness of existing programs, and increasing employee
motivation to participate and succeed in the programs. We also provide onsite seminars for employees regarding health and
fitness. Organizations can also qualify to purchase the Reiss Health Motivation Profile at reduced rates for larger numbers
of employees. Interested organizations can contact us by email or by telephone at 1-877-411-6560.
Health services for executives: Executives frequently report high levels of stress - the negative effects of chronic
stress have been well-documented and can be severe. They also typically report having difficulty finding balance in their
lives, and health and fitness are often areas that suffer. Achieve-Tec offers services designed specifically for executives
who want to improve health and fitness. These services take into consideration such things as the unique challenges
executives face with regard to health and fitness, balance in life, healthy approaches to being a high achiever, unique
motivational factors, family life and health, etc. Services are available for individuals as well as groups of executives,
and can be provided in the workplace if desired. Please contact us by email or by telephone at 1-877-411-6560 for more
“The greatest wealth is health.”
Services for Health and Fitness Professionals and Organizations: As the exclusive national home of the Reiss
Health Motivation Profile, Achieve-Tec can assist professionals and organizations who provide health or fitness-related
services. The Reiss Health Motivation Profile can be a valuable tool for professionals and organizations to improve
the motivation, and consequently, the success, of their clients. Learn More
Professionals (physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, dieticians, athletic trainers, wellness coaches, personal trainers, coaches, and others who work in the health and fitness fields) and health-related organizations (health clinics, weight loss programs, fitness centers, wellness programs, etc.) are able to use the Reiss Health Motivation Profile to help their clients succeed. The RHMP is designed to help clients develop and maintain motivation to improve success in weight loss, getting in shape, developing healthy lifestyles, and achieving specific health and fitness goals. Use the Reiss Motivation Profile ® with Your Clients.