On May 9, 2012 Birmingham Maple Clinic exhibited at the Michigan Wellness Council Meeting at Macomb Community College. The Michigan Wellness Council, a statewide spin off of Troy Chamber’s Oakland County Wellness Coalition, seeks to provide businesses with better health information and inspire successful integration of wellness best practices in the workplace through access to quality resources and forums.
Birmingham Maple Clinic introduced its comprehensive mental health services to corporate health and wellness providers in the area. BMC therapists are available to speak on a variety of topics such as reducing stress in the workplace.
The meeting began with Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive, sharing his personal health and fitness interests, as well as, goals he has for residents for Macomb County and the State of Michigan to improve health and wellness.
Next, feature presenter, Dr. Joel Kahn, MD, Medical Director, Wellness and Preventive Cardiology, Detroit Medical Center spoke on the topic of “Forks, Fingers, and Feet: Incorporating Health and Wellness in the Workplace.” His presentation taught participants how to make simple behavioral changes in diet and exercise to improve overall health.
Much has been published about the connection of mental health and physical health. Depression, for example, can contribute to increased appetite, weight gain, and low energy which can reduce overall physical health. Smoking and drinking both have well documented consequences on physical and mental health.
If a disorder such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse is keeping you from reaching your health and fitness goals you may value speaking to a therapist. Therapists at Birmingham Maple Clinic are trained to identify and help remove psychological barriers to achieving personal goals. To schedule an appointment, call Birmingham Maple Clinic at (248) 646-6659 or visit www.birminghammaple.com