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by Dr. Steven Waldman

Last week we brought up the idea of weight loss and how it could benefit your health for now and in the future. If you read our post and thought that you personally, or a friend, could benefit from a healthier lifestyle, here are a few more ideas for you to consider:

-Fad diets are not necessarily healthy. Everyone needs a well balanced diet. In the end, to lose weight one must manage to take in less calories then they expend in a day. This “calorie deficit” must also be accomplished while acquiring what your body needs to survive throughout the day. Your body needs Carbohydrates (simple and complex), Fats, and proteins along with different vitamins. Taking all of these measures into account can be very challenging which is why consulting with a Dietician can be extremely beneficial.

-Exercise is key and every little bit counts! The American Heart Association recommends that everyone gets 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise. That can be broken down (and is best if it is) into 30 minutes of activity 5 days a week. For more information on the AHA’s recommendations, visit their website! As mentioned before, dieting is truly about a calorie deficit. Therefore, by exercising you are increasing the amount of calories you expend in day making it easier to control the correct amount of dietary intake. Speaking with a personal trainer or physical therapist can be very helpful in learning activities that are helpful for you on an individual basis.

-You should not, and cannot change the world in one day. Many people that may require a healthy change in their lifestyle hear, and understand their doctors concerns, however end up having trouble making changes. If you make one to many stops at the local fast food restaurant, starting by taking one less stop is a move in the right direction. Start with small changes with an end goal in sight. Going “cold turkey” in terms of dieting will more often than not result in relapse. A healthy lifestyle is the end goal and it cannot be accomplished in the course of one day and one decision.

As mentioned last week, dieting is NOT FOR EVERYONE. Everyone has different nutritional and exercise needs and goals. Therefore, it is very important to consult experts before making extreme changes. Physicians, dieticians, physical therapists, and personal trainers all have knowledge to help you move in the right direction. Ask our physicians here at Milwaukee Foot Specialists if you have any questions and we can point you in the right direction towards a healthier and happier life!

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