The Be Well Lifestyle Program

No Fads, No Gimmicks, Just Sustainable Results

We developed the Be Well Chiropractic Lifestyle Program (BWCLP) based on our clinical experience over the last decade, our experience in the fitness industry, how we personally eat and exercise, as well as the latest research in fitness, nutrition, health, and longevity.

True anti-aging and longevity doesn’t come from a pill, potion, or lotion.  Rather, it is the cumulative effects of a common sense, sustainable, and effective nutrition plan, and regular exercise that is progressive in nature.

We host 2-3 workshops quarterly in our office to teach the basics of nutrition and exercise and have a simple goal of creating informed consumers that are able to develop their own comprehensive lifestyle without relying on today’s latest fads.

Mission of the BWCLP

The mission of the BWCLP is to develop well informed, health conscious consumers ultimately leading to healthier individuals, families, and a healthier Will County.

Vision of the BWCLP

By 2025 we aim to put 500 people through our masterclasses, and in doing so, create a sizable decrease in per capita health care spending in Frankfort and greater Will County.

The Core Four

People love to claim that their diet and exercise program is “the best.”  Our question is always, “best for what?”

We developed the Core Four by examining volumes of the latest research looking at healthy aging and the healthiest middle age and elderly populations around the world and narrowing it down to traits many of these people have in common.

1.) Decrease Pain and Chronic Inflammation

Eliminate foods that contribute to inflammation such as processed and refined carbohydrates and industrial seed oils.  Begin a more active lifestyle which has been shown to improve joint health and independence as we grow older.


2)  Lifetime of Developing Strength and Functional Movement.

Your independence in your older years will largely depend on how well you are able to move, lift things, and carry items. You don’t have to be as strong as a body builder, but you should be able to master the basics.

3)  Improve Body Composition

Stop worrying about what the scale says and focus on measurements instead.  We focus on developing lean mass (muscle) and eliminating body fat.  Rather than focusing on the BMI, we teach you how to use your hip to waist ratio and waist to height ratio as indicators of overall health.

4)  Maximize Aerobic Capacity

How well is your heart able to pump oxygenated blood around your body?  What is your resting heart rate?  We teach why these things matter and how you can improve them through heart rate guided training.

Our Nutrition Plan

 “The 1/3 Diet”

No more fad diets.  No more “cleanses.” Just straight forward advice on developing healthy nutrition habits that you can sustain for a lifetime.  The three pillars of nutrition we teach are:

  1. Sustainability and adherence. Fad diets are not sustainable, and they do not create lifelong habits.  Learn what does.
  2. Develop a *SLIGHT* caloric deficit and maintain it for life. Don’t starve yourself but generally aim to eat 5-10% less calories than you burn every day.
  3. Food choices matter, prioritize real food (but don’t be weird). 90% of the time prioritize real food.  When you are at the summer party, enjoy the party.  You don’t have to “eat clean” 100% of the time.  It doesn’t work for long.

Our Approach to Exercise

  1. Increase your physical activity levels through “non-exercise” activities. Before you buy the gym membership, simply make yourself more active.  Get outdoors, go for walk, take the stairs etc.  Too many folks focus on the hour a day they spend at the gym, but then remain inactive for the remaining 23 hours of the day.
  2. Utilize Heart rate guided exercise to develop true aerobic fitness. We teach a simple formula to follow whether you are just getting started in exercise or training for your tenth Boston Marathon.
  3. Develop strength. Begin with the basic bodyweight movements and progress to weight training.  This is not optional.  No, you won’t look like a bodybuilder, but you will be able to improve your quality of life as you get older.
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