We’re like the best workout partner ever.
This is a trip we’re excited to be riding shotgun on. We want to be your partner on this amazing journey towards great health, wellness and healthy aging. Better Life provides constant encouragement, status checks and recommendations from your doctor as well as exercise and lifestyle specialists. We think it’s important that you receive plenty of face-time, individual care and ongoing medical management by your personal physician. This allows Better Life Age Management to make a profound difference in your life now and going forward.
Nutrition. Physical fitness. Hormones. Lifestyle.
Need a spot? We’re here to back you up.
Dr. Barber has always had a keen interest in nutrition and realized not long after beginning her career in Age Management Medicine that “you are what you eat.” Intuitively, Dr. B knew that inflammation was a key component of disease. Modern medicine is finally catching up with her, and now it’s clear that sugar and other inflammatory foods affect our health in negative ways. We work closely with our patients to evaluate dietary choices, vitamins and inflammatory markers and devise the right nutritional plan for them and their family. We help our patients to choose wisely at the grocery store, in their own kitchen and at restaurants by providing suggestions and recipes.
We believe that physical fitness is a vital piece of the health plan. It’s essential to first evaluate each patient’s cardiac, muscle and lung fitness and then design a program that you can follow at home, on the road or at the gym. We are unique in that we have exercise professionals as part of our clinical team to assess where you are today and to work with you on a plan that will help you reach your goals.
Hormones are important messengers in our body that impact everything from energy, mental alertness and sleep to body composition and sexual function. If you don’t think they have an impact, just think back to puberty or talk to a pregnant female. We consider our hormones to be like a symphony orchestra. If one violin is out of tune, pretty soon the whole violin section will be out of tune, then the violas, cellos, etc. As part of our initial evaluation, we assess a number of hormone levels so that we can tune them all and make beautiful music.
You can’t stop time, but you can turn back the clock to feel and look more youthful. Making the lifestyle changes that you want takes time and commitment, but you can do it and we’re here to back you up. Positive lifestyle changes will have you sleeping better, full of energy, exercising smarter, and motivated once again. Once you’re ready to make a change, often the difficult part is committing and following through. Let Better Life help you make a plan that will prepare you for success. Careful planning means setting goals and taking things one step at a time. It is important to remember that no one is perfect and you may have occasional lapses, but resolve to recover and utilize the support at Better Life to get back on track. Visit our top-rated age management center today. Proudly serving Charlotte and Charleston residents.