Wellness Programs

Ridgway Center for Whole Health

Functional Medicine Specialist & Primary Care Medicine located in Ridgway, CO

Wellness is the active pursuit of optimal physical and mental health. At Ridgway Center for Whole Health in Ridgway, Colorado, Shirley Olson, NP-C, IFMCP, and her team offer a variety of meditation, nutrition, and stress management techniques to optimize your health for a better quality of life. To learn more about the wellness programs available at Ridgway Center for Whole Health, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Wellness Programs Q & A

What is a wellness program?

A wellness program promotes a lifestyle that improves your overall health and well-being through nutrition, exercise, supplements, mindful practices, and more. Not only can a wellness program enhance your quality of life, but it also helps prevent chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and even certain cancers.


What are the benefits of a wellness program?

Implementing a wellness program into your everyday life can improve your health and fitness in a number of ways, including:

  • Weight loss
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Improved fitness
  • Stress management
  • Increased productivity at work

Because a wellness program can help prevent chronic diseases and conditions that affect your health, it reduces your future medical costs. For example, quitting smoking now minimizes your risk of lung disease in the future, which can be difficult and costly to treat.


What is included in a wellness program?

Ridgway Center for Whole Health customizes your wellness plan to address potential health concerns and mitigate poor lifestyle habits as early as possible. Some of the most popular wellness services that the team offers include:

Weight management

The team records your height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) to determine the optimal weight range for your health. Then, based on your diet, level of fitness, and lifestyle habits, your provider can design a weight loss plan that helps you reach your goal.

Nutrition counseling

Ridgway Center for Whole Health pairs you with a personal health coach to create a nutrition plan that targets your deficiencies and identifies foods that are preventing you from looking and feeling your best. 

Stress management

Stress can have a detrimental effect on your health that increases your levels of anxiety, depression, and fatigue. It can also impact your digestion, sleep quality, and muscle tension. The team uses a variety of tools to help you relieve stress, including meditation — a relaxation technique that uses mindfulness or extreme focus to help you achieve a clear, calm state. They also offer Muse™ meditation biofeedback products that you can use at home for deep relaxation.


It’s hard to follow an exercise routine on your own. That’s why your health coach works with you to create a plan that fits your lifestyle and level of fitness. Just 30 minutes a day of cardio, five days a week, can significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.


Vitamin deficiencies can make you feel sluggish, tired, or unmotivated. Once your provider determines what your body is missing, they can recommend the right supplements to improve your health.

If you’re ready to improve your health today, call Ridgway Center for Whole Health or book an appointment online now.