Building Health

Our Philosophy

You are only given one body to use throughout your life.  It is up to you to take care of it!  We believe that achieving a healthy well-being can be broken down into four components; Nutrition, Exercise, Water, and Sleep.

How you manage these four areas of your life can determine the amount of energy you have, your level of self-confidence, your overall appearance, help your ability to prevent diseases, and so much more.  Ultimately, they affect every area of your life; even how long it may last.

So, isn’t it important that you do your part in making sure you are getting the proper amount of nutrition, exercise, water, and sleep in your life?  We are here to help!  Read more below about each area and how you can benefit from Encompass Nutrients.


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Eating a healthy and balanced diet is essential to your overall wellness!  We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat”, and there’s good reason people say it; because it’s true!  Your diet provides your body with energy that comes in the form of calories and gives your body essential vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly.

Choosing the Right Foods

Box of VegetablesIt’s important that you not only eat the right foods, but also the right amount.  Like many things in life, moderation is key with the things we eat.  As a general rule, stick with foods that are natural and organic.

Eat lots of vegetables!  They are an excellent source of vitamins (C, A, K, B6, and more) and fiber!  They tend to be lower in calories, which helps curb your hunger.  So, the next time you require a snack, grab a handful of carrots or broccoli instead of potato chips or cupcakes.

The next time you require a snack, grab a handful of carrots or broccoli instead of potato chips or cupcakes

Your protein should come in the form of lean meats like fish, chicken, and turkey.  Protein will will give you more sustained energy than simple carbs, and are necessary to help rebuild muscle after those hard workouts.

Finally, make sure you are consuming enough healthy fats.  Good fats (unsaturated fats) are vital in providing sustained energy, as well as aiding in the absorption of vitamins.  Good fats can be found in nuts, seeds, and some fruits.

Encompass Nutrients: A Perfect Complement to your Diet

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The problem is, even eating all of the right foods and the proper portions won’t give you everything you need to be healthy. Take Vitamin D for instance.  Although you can get some Vitamin D in things like Milk (added by the manufacturer), and cereal, most of it will be received from exposure to the sun.  Depending on where you live, there’s a good chance you aren’t getting enough of it!  The fact of the matter is, some vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are just hard to come by when it comes to diet alone.

That’s where Encompass Nutrients comes in!  Our All-in-One nutrients are packed with 19 vitamins and minerals, probiotics, Omega-3 fatty acids (good fats), and Super Green Whole Foods to give your body the extra boost it needs to function, repair, replenish, and revive itself.

The best part is, you only have to take one a day!

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encompass-philosophy-exerciseExercise

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Our bodies were designed to move, and they are capable of some pretty incredible things! In fact, you are capable of much more than you realize. However, if not put through its paces on a regular basis, our bodies will begin to break down and not function at the level or efficiency they were designed to. It is impossible to be your healthiest without a regular routine of exercise.

We all know that it takes exercise to achieve those bodies we all want. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t get enough of it. Exercise is work! It takes time, and that’s something that is very precious to us all. However, studies have shown that regular exercise not only helps us look better, it also plays a major part in allowing us to live longer!

Even though you may have to spend that 30 to 60 minutes a day exercising,  you are adding years to your life by doing so. Regular exercise helps prevent diseases, gives us more energy as we go about our day, and recent studies have even shown that it can even make us smarter. Exercise also helps improve your mood and you get better sleep at night.

philosophy-exercise-running-shoesSo, get out there and go for a bike ride, run through the park, paddle down a river, lift some weights, or even play some competitive table tennis. You’ll find that it’s a lot easier to make a habit of exercise if you make it something you enjoy doing. Find new ways to challenge yourself. Set goals for distance, speed, or accuracy. Once you are exercising consistently, you’ll start to wonder why you didn’t make it part of your routine sooner.

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You’ve heard it time and time again. In a similar way a battery gets low and needs recharging, so do our bodies and minds! From the time we get up in the morning to the time we lay down to sleep at night, we are using our muscles for balance, walking, exercising, and pretty much everything we do throughout the day. Even our involuntary muscles, used for breathing and blood flow, are hard at work. Our minds are engaged and firing on all cylinders while we work, drive, and take care of the kids. It takes energy to do all of this. Yes, we do receive our energy in the form of calories through our diet, but we also get it through rest; giving our bodies and minds time to relax and slip into a state of reduced or absent consciousness.

philosophy-sleep-clockHow productive we are, how energized we feel, and our overall health are directly related to getting enough sleep. There is no magical number that states every person needs “X” amount of hours of sleep every 24 hours. However, studies do agree on some general numbers that can be used as a guideline (newborns = 16-18 hours per day, preschool = 11-12, school-aged children = at least 10 hours, teens = 9-10 hours, and adults = 7-8).  So, are you getting enough? More often than not, your body will let you know.

If you are having trouble sleeping at night, there are some things you can do to help. White noise, such as a motorized fan or the sound of rain, has been shown to aid sleep. It helps keep your mind from wandering; allowing you to drift off sooner and more deeply. It also helps to keep your bedroom cool and dark. Whatever you do, make sure you get the sleep you need every night in order to take on each and every day.

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encompass-philosophy-waterWater

Quite simply, we can’t live without it! Most doctors agree that the average person can live up to 8 weeks without food, whereas without water, most people would only last a matter of days (at most a week). The difference lies in the fact that our bodies can store food in the forms of protein and fat. Even when we aren’t taking food in, we are still able to receive energy off of the food we ate long ago. However, we cannot store water. It is constantly in need of being replenished. The cells in our body are mostly made up of water, so if there is no water to be had, our cells die and therefore we do as well.

philosophy-glass-of-waterThe average adult is made up of about 60% water (more or less depending on your age and size). Even if you aren’t good at math, you can figure out that the majority of what you are made of is water. So, we shouldn’t take the consumption of it lightly. We’ve all heard that we should drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day. If you are drinking that much already, you are probably doing better than most, but you quite possibly still aren’t getting enough. Studies have shown that how much water you drink largely depends on your body weight. It’s now recommended that you should drink half of your body weight in ounces every day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, then you should be drinking 75 .oz of water daily.

If you aren’t drinking enough water, you may difficulty breathing, gain excess body fat, lack the ability to digest food properly, and keep unwanted toxins in your body. One of the largest benefits of drinking more water? It helps curb your calorie intake by suppressing your appetite. So, start keeping that water bottle with you at all times, replenishing your water throughout the day. It’s all part of building health!

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