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New Year’s Resolutions by Frank Garcia

frank-640x426-300x199It’s the new year; the celebratory haze has cleared, and in the midst of the fog are the lingering resolutions that you had vowed to accomplish by the end of 2013, but for some reason or another, you didn’t.  Don’t be discouraged.  On average, one in three Americans fully commit to their annual aspirations and follow them through.  Smoking cessation, commitment to a healthier lifestyle, and weight loss tend to be the most common, yet difficult resolutions to accomplish.

A smoking habit can feel like an insurmountable hurdle to overcome, which is why it is encouraged to first seek professional medical advice.  We have been able to help many create an enjoyable smoke-free environment and lifestyle.  A physician can help the patient adhere to a treatment plan such as counseling or medication that will assist in ultimately ridding of such vices.

Committing to a healthier lifestyle may be more complicated than it appears.  A physician should evaluate you to determine a state of health and then monitor what could be, or needs to be, improved.  If you want an overall healthier lifestyle, it’s best to choose an obtainable goal, not to change everything at once, have a support system, and stay positive.

Weight loss can be daunting, especially when setting an ambitious goal weight, leading many towards crash dieting and fad dieting, which may consequently prove to be detrimental to one’s overall health.  A consultation with a physician is necessary in determining healthier eating alternatives and devising a regular exercise routine.  Doctors can also educate patients on the true nature of obesity.  Those who struggle with their weight should seek professional advice before delving into an arduous weight loss regiment to avoid secondary health concerns in the future.

Sources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/01/new-years-resolutions-healthy_n_2388277.html

http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/812362/the-health-risks-of-new-year-s-resolutions-1

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