Core Concepts

We live in a fast paced world that is dictated by clocks—alarm clocks, time clocks, etc. In an environment where each moment is accounted for and bouts of freedom are few and far between, it can be difficult to live a truly balanced lifestyle. Some things must go when schedules get packed with meetings, sports practices, and school functions. It becomes difficult to maintain a diet filled with proper nutrition, a steady exercise regime, and even a regular sleep schedule.

If only there were a few more hours in the day, a little extra time to take care of those core concepts that are important to basic maintenance of a healthy life. It can be worrisome and frustrating to gain that picture perfect balanced lifestyle, sometimes resulting in resignation to even try. However, nothing is ever picture perfect. There are ups and downs in all aspects of life. But, with a little planning, a few spare minutes picked up here and there, and the knowledge that sometimes things don’t go as planned, the good foods, time outside, and overall improvement in how your body feels can be coupled in with a busy schedule.

Over the next few entries, I’d like to continue this conversation, and talk with you about nutrition, exercise, sleeping habits, and several other core concepts that come together to allow for a healthy mind and body. I hope to shed some light on a few ways that will make you feel like you can hit your target health without feeling like you are constantly playing catch up.

If you ever have any questions or would like more information on anything I discuss in this forum, don’t hesitate to contact me. Our office phone number is 636-244-5223, and our e-mail is

Thanks for reading.



Abby Scheer, D.C.


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”