About Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine
Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine approaches care and service from our Five Pillars of Health and Well-being.
SLEEP: Quality and quantity of sleep is essential for the body and brain to heal, repair, and prepare for the next day. Sleeping disorders or not getting enough sleep can lead to many chronic illnesses.
ACTIVITY: Physical activity is fundamental to the circulatory and respiratory systems and produces bio-chemicals such as endorphins that promote positive emotions and brain functions.
PURPOSE: A sense of purpose is that which gives meaning to one’s life. Having a reason to get up in the morning adds not only years to your life, but also life to your years.
NUTRITION: Food is the fuel by which our mind and body function. Proper nutrition helps keep people sustained through life’s challenges.
RESILIENCE: The ability to “bounce back” and adapt to adversity are the skills needed to respond to stress in order to thrive versus survive.