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Customize Wellness Plans, Sell Diets and Plans Online, Give Patients Mindfulness and More

The BodySite Digital Health Guidance System has recently launched so many new features and so much new content, we’re wondering if you knew about all of it!

If you missed our webinar on November 16, that’s alright; we recorded it live for you! This 40-minute webinar covers many of the new features at BodySite. Check out the topics covered in the webinar below. Please enjoy the “Big Things at BodySite” webinar:

Topics Covered in the Webinar:

 

1. Premium Shopping Cart Marketplace: One of the newest features on BodySite is our e-commerce solution for your practice. You can now sell plans to patients AND sell your plans to other BodySite providers, both for a profit. This week Dr. Corinne Weaver launched her “No More Meds for Kids: Healthy Solutions!” plan and Dr. Sage Haggard launched his “KetoPaleoFast” plans and his “NEAT – Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis” plan.   We also have two new Stress Reduction plans. Done for you! Want to see step-by-step instructions for getting started selling YOUR plans? Click here.

2. Introducing EveryDayRx™ – a way to further customize lifestyle instructions for each patient or client. EveryDayRx is your everyday prescription for wellness, a game-changing solution in your BodySite account that allows you to customize each patient’s daily care more than ever. In addition to the diet, exercise, mindfulness, lifestyle or other plan that you’ve assigned to your patient or client, use EveryDayRx to assign advice with videos, photos, exercises, meals and instructions of any kind, right on the patient’s account in seconds. Maybe you want to remind them to take their supplement everyday? No need to build a plan.  Just tell them what to do and it will appear instantly in their account and stay there every day, until removed.

3. New Staff/Team Member Accounts. Find out HOW here.

4. The All-New BodySite iOS app. You can download it now in the Apple App Store by searching for “BodySite Lifestyle Guide”. If you want to watch a 3-minute demo OR learn more about white-labeling the app, check it out here.

5. Evergreen Wellness. The new year-round Wellness Plan, customized for every season. Use this plan to send general wellness tips throughout the year or incorporate your own marketing or advice right into this plan. Want to know more about how to use it in your practice? Click here.

If you’re not using BodySite Digital Health Guidance in your practice, click here to try it free today or click on the try it free button at the top of this screen. See how you can deliver better care, effortlessly and make your practice more profitable at the same time.

 

Stress Reduction and Optimal Health Through Mindfulness and the Power of Presence

Is mindfulness the new kale? It’s on the cover of Time Magazine. The NFL and the NBA have instilled meditation into their sports psychology programs because they have found it helps players focus on the moment in front of them and stops negative self talk. Even the Mayo clinic is now prescribing 15 minutes of mindfulness a day because it increases patience, promotes creative thinking, manages symptoms of cancer, chronic pain, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep problems, and tension headaches. It was found that meditation also decreases Cortisol, the stress hormone, and can prevent many of the diseases listed above caused by stress.


When Tim Ferriss did a study on 200 executives, billionaires, celebrities, and athletes, all at the top of their field, 80% of them reported to have a daily mindfulness practice.  So it must be something to inquire about!

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the art of being present, being in the here and now. Why that is so important is because if we are not in the present moment we are probably caught up inside of our minds worrying about the future and regretting the past. We also may be planning or having life review, which are necessary to either move forward, or to look at what worked and what didn’t work in the past free of judgment.

It’s when we worry and when we regret that the stress hormone Cortisol is released, and we know that stress is the number one killer in the US and can be connected to almost all disease. When we worry it triggers emotions such as fear and anxiety.  When we regret it triggers emotions like sadness, anger, depression, frustration, guilt, and shame.  The issue is – the past is gone, and the future not yet created. We spend useless hours ruminating on things we can’t control or obsessively thinking about future events that may or may not ever come to fruition.

When we are consumed with worry or regret we are not clear nor are we creative. We can get short tempered with our loved ones, and we can stop enjoying life.

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Many times there is an issue at hand that we must put our attention to, yet rather to worry about our finances, for example, we could use mindfulness, meditation, and emotional intelligence tools to let go of the stress and anxiety so we could think clearly about how to develop a new revenue stream.

We create our own stress. This is good news, because we can instead create our own peace. Whatever is happening outside of you is a reflection of the inner landscape that lies within.  If we can use practical mindfulness and emotional intelligence tools to manage our stress, to become more clear, calm, centered, and balanced, we will start to see a shift in out outer reality. The promise of creating more connection with our loved ones, more peace in our everyday living, and more joy with everything we do, lies in the power of practice.

21 Days of Mindfulness ​​​​​is turn-key and ready to deploy to patients today. If you’re not using BodySite to guide your patients, try it free today and see how you can deliver better care, effortlessly and make your practice more profitable at the same time. Click on the Try it Free button to try it now. Your BodySite account will be stocked with the 21 Days of Mindfulness plan as well as 50 other wellness plans. Call us at 561-247-3839 if you have any questions.

Jennifer Grace

Celebrity Coach, Jennifer Grace, was voted Miami’s number #1 Life Coach in 2016 by New Times, she is a Hay House author whose book, Directing Your Destiny, was published in 2013.

Based on the famed Stanford University Masters Degree Course “Creativity in Business” her program, The Creative Insight Journey helps students get “unstuck” in their lives. She empowers her clients with practical mindfulness tools and proven emotional intelligence techniques to decrease stress and to discover their purpose so they can move forward powerfully in their lives.

Jennifer currently leads workshops and courses in Miami at The Standard Spa, where she is the Resident Transformational Coach, as well as online. She owns a retreat company, Omluxe with celebrity photographer Pamela Jones. Over the last 6 years they have traveled to 15 different exotic destinations, and have raised over $100,000 to help communities in need worldwide. Learn more about Jennifer at www.jennifergrace.com

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Year-Round [Marketing] Evergreen Wellness Plan

Evergreen is defined as : a plant that retains green leaves throughout the year and 2 : a 730 day plan complete with tips to be evergreen in every season; 365 days of the year!

Have you ever wanted to send wellness tips to your patients throughout the year, but seriously did not have the time or ability to make that happen?

Well, now you can! The Evergreen Wellness Plan is a 730 day wellness plan built to empower providers to engage patients 365 days of the year.

No matter when you’re enrolling your patients, select a start date of January 1. Your patients will receive wellness tips customized for every season: healthy tips for the holidays, how to get fit with the fam over summer break, ways to love yourself during the Valentine’s season, and so much more.

The Evergreen Wellness Plan ​​​​​is turn-key and ready to deploy to patients today. Once you enroll patients into the Evergreen Wellness Plan, patients will receive wellness tips and daily affirmations every couple of days. The plan is fully customizable so you can add any of your own collateral or information right into this year-round plan and use it for your own marketing purposes.

If you’re not using BodySite to guide your patients, try it free today and see how you can deliver better care, effortlessly and make your practice more profitable at the same time. Click on the Try it Free button to try it now.

If you have a BodySite account, copy this new plan into your libraries and enroll your patients today with a start date of January 1, 2017 and start connecting with your patients in every season throughout the year!

Upgrades on the BodySite Web Portal and App

You asked… we listened.

Wondering what we have been up to here at BodySite?
Check it out!

  1. Patients and providers now have the ability to see NET CARBS inside the app. And, not to mention, the cool and brand new in-app graphics. (Patients also have the ability to track partial servings of food items; such as a 1/2 serving of Chicken Parmesan).
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2. Patients can create meals inside the app and save the meals for later use or tracking.

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3. Do you want your patients to determine a daily calorie goal? Now they can!

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4. Patients can also see the nutritional impact of each food item in the app. Check it out!

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5. Providers, you can now add STAFF to your BodySite account. Want more information? Click here.

6. In the app, providers now have a patient/client “newsfeed” right on the Homepage so you can keep up with what patients are up to. Check it out!

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7. You can now “merge” your wellness plans. Want to know how?! Click here.

8. And finally, if you have not heard the news, you can now sell your wellness plans online. Click here for more information.

Merging Plans on BodySite

Are you interested in “merging” two plans from your BodySite Account?

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Go to your Template Plans in the Plans library and select the plan you want another plan added INTO by clicking “Edit Plan“.
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2. Once you are in the editing view, select “Import Plan Day“.

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3. You will be directed to a page that has a list of all your other plans in your Template Libraries. Select the plan you want added to the backend of the current plan you are editing. For example, if you were to select “12 Days of Stretching” all 12 days (or the ones you select) will be added to the end of your Ketogenic Diet.

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4. Select the days you want added to the end of the current plan you are editing (as shown below), then click “Import Selection“.

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Try it today!

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7 Tips For a Happy, Healthier Halloween

Halloween Survival Guide

You already know what Halloween is all about: costumes, pumpkins, candy and often unhealthy snacks. This year, be prepared so you and your family don’t hit a giant sugar crash on November 1.

1. Procrastination Is Good On Halloween
Buy candy for the trick-or-treaters last minute so it’s not sitting in your pantry for weeks tempting you and your kids to indulge early  ORhalloween

2. Pass Out Healthy, Non-Candy Options
The parents will appreciate it and you will have less temptation! Some great ideas: snack packs of all-fruit strips, natural gummies or pretzels with no added sugar. Pencils, crayons, stickers, glow sticks, and false teeth are unique, fun options as well!

3. What To Do At The Halloween Party
Bring a veggie tray, a fruit platter, bean dip, or guacamole with sweet potato and quinoa chips. Want to get creative? Serve it in an orange bell pepper to give it Halloween spirit. While at the party, avoid the mixed drinks at the bar and steer away from the processed foods, high-carb foods, and unhealthy fats.

4. Don’t Trick-or-Treat Hungry
Trick-or-trick after a healthy, home-cooked meal so you and your kids don’t fill up on candy or eat candy along the way.

5. Fit In A Full Workout
Plan to workout first thing in the morning so you still get your usual workout routine in. It’s recommended to get your kids moving before trick-or-treating, too. If you’re planning the  Halloween Party, plan activities that involve physical activity for the kids and for the adults.

6. Donate The Extra Candy
Allow your children to keep a few treats, then bring the rest (especially the ones you know they don’t like) to the office for your co-workers to enjoy.

7. Stick With Your Healthy Routine
Even if you cheat slightly on October 31, get right back on track. Do not have the mindset that because you  cheated once, you have to quit everything you have done thus far. You still have this!

What tips do you have for making Halloween healthier for you and your family? Share them in the comments below! Want to share with your patients or clients? Click here for the Halloween Survival Guide PDF.

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New on BodySite: Add a Staff Account

Many of our providers have reached out expressing their desire for multiple logins for the same provider account. And so, we listened!

Here’s where you can actually do it:

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OR

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We have made it so every staff member in your office can log in with his or her own email address and do everything you can do but with their own profile photo and message conversations. Your primary provider account will be able to see all communications with patients, but a staff person can only see the messages he or she is involved in.

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Select “Add a New Team Member +” and you will be prompted to fill out the staff person’s information. They will receive an email to activate their account. Your primary account and one additional staff account are included in your BodySite subscription; each additional team member is $25 per month.

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Try it now on the Patients page or on your Account Settings under the new Team settings then go check out everyone on your team!

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BodySite Launches Native iOS App To Empower Providers To Provide Better Care

BodySite, a leading digital health guidance system, has launched the BodySite Lifestyle Guide 3.0 native app for iPhone. Health care professionals can now provide better care to patients right from the palm of their hand, using digital guidance.

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Patients can follow a diet, exercise or wellness plan selected by their provider, right in the app. Users can log calories and track activity including exercise, steps, water, weight, and sleep. Food tracking includes macro breakdowns, net carbs, and easy to use shortcuts.

The app gives providers the ability to view their patients’ wellness journey in one complete picture. Providers can access all data and activity tracked by their patient right in the app. The BodySite Lifestyle Guide app comes stocked with 50+ wellness plans and includes an easy in-app client enrollment process. And providers can easily communicate with patients in realtime using the app’s messaging system and push notifications.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients are five times more likely to diet and exercise if their doctor tells them to do so. An easy-to-use app gives providers the ability to guide their patient, digitally. John Cummings, CEO and Founder of BodySite stated “we want this app to empower health care professionals to provide better care to patients through digital guidance.”

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To date, BodySite has been used by 1,000+ providers and over 100,000 patients. All BodySite users have access to their account in the new BodySite Lifestyle Guide mobile app. Find it now in the iTunes app store. Providers, together with BodySite’s mobile app, can create impactful lifestyle change. The app is available for white-labeling for all health care professionals. If interested, click here.

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The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP Protocol), an Anti-Inflammatory Paleo Diet Guide for the AIP Lifestyle

Autoimmune disease is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells. At BodySite, we are all about developing creative, digital solutions for health. For those who struggle with autoimmune disease, flareups, or inflammation, we have built a plan that offers creative solutions to preparing, cooking, and succeeding on the AIP protocol.

For Katrina, the Content Management Specialist at BodySite, an allergen-free diet hits close to home. “With my mom being both gluten-intolerant and diagnosed with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney disease over 2 years ago, I had to learn about restrictive diets and foods that prevented inflammation. We, as a family, chose that food would not be the boss of her, or us”, stated Katrina. Building the AIP diet gave us a glimpse into the lives of those that struggle with autoimmune disease. We don’t want FOOD to be the boss of those with autoimmune disease, either.

Autoimmune disease affects an estimated 50 million Americans. There are more than 100 confirmed autoimmune diseases, including Celiac, Crohn’s, Lyme, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and MS. Although autoimmune disease cannot be cured, it can go into remission. An AIP protocol helps to heal the intestines and reduce inflammation. Our 28-day plan includes 35+ entrees and 15+ breakfast recipes combined with 28 healthy living tips.
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“Self care is not self indulgence. Self care is self respect.”

The best thing one can do is to plan ahead. Here are some gadgets that will help with meal prepping on the AIP Protocol. Having high-powered tools in the kitchen will make recipes and meal prep a little simpler:

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The BodySite AIP protocol is meant to be used in conjunction with the advice of a provider. If you’re in practice and looking for an effective program to help your AI patients, you’ll find this template an indispensable resource as part of the BodySite Digital Health Guidance system.  Once you enroll patients into the AIP protocol, patients will receive a comprehensive DAILY guide to following the AIP lifestyle with recipes for each day, daily affirmations, answers to specific questions, shopping lists, and more. Patients can log on to your secure, private-labeled portal to access all of the materials and track their progress, food intake, activities, body metrics, keep a journal, send messages to you and more. And it’s all available in our all new native iPhone app, so patients can access it conveniently anywhere they go.

If you’re not using BodySite to guide your patients, try it free today and see how you can deliver better care, effortlessly and make your practice more profitable at the same time. Click on the Try it Free button to try it now.

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The Importance of Educating Your Patients For Patient Compliance, Better Care and a More Profitable Practice

As patient care shifts to a proactive and preventive patient-centered paradigm rather than being driven by what is billable to insurance once people become ill, patients should be driving the type of care offerings you make available and, in turn, your patient marketing.  In this new world of healthcare, are you providing patients with enough education, support and communication?  Are you giving patients lifestyle guidance protocols that are going to help them get and stay healthy?  Wellness, not illness, is the new business model.  And if you’re not already switched over to this new type of care, patients are finding someone else to help them with their health and preventive care issues.  And profiting where you’re losing patients and money.

Better communication and support is the new expectation and develops mutual trust between the provider and the patient, creating a positive relationship for the patient, better outcomes and more revenue for you from retention, return business and patient referrals.

With the advancements in technology, the internet and mobile applications,  it’s too easy to keep patients engaged, informed and motivated to pass up this new opportunity in your practice. Technology offers providers the ability to monitor and track patient progress and to communicate them on a daily basis, digitally.

Give patients what THEY need right where they are and give it to them as often as daily. Don’t wait until 6 months from now or until the “see you next year” appointment. Engage patients now, with content, protocol specific daily guidance, supplement recommendations and more.

Here’s an example of what the functions of a website look like, that provide patients with a comprehensive support experience.

Are you using a portal that let’s your patients do all of this? If not, click on the link to try it for free.