It’s Not Too Late to Start Your 2014 Resolutions During Healthy Weight Week
Marissa-Ferrazzo Weller, DO
New York Primary Care Physician, Marissa Ferrazzo-Weller, DO of Pearl River Internal Medicine in Pearl River, New York, a member of Highland Medical PC, shares how to approach losing weight for the New Year.
Nyack, N.Y. January 14, 2014 – If you’ve been concerned about your weight but haven’t taken any steps to slim down, Healthy Weight Week, January 19-25, is a great time to make a plan for eating and exercising in the new year.
Putting on weight as you age is common. That’s because the body’s composition gradually changes as you get older. Your proportion of muscle decreases, while your proportion of fat rises. Some people also become less physically active as they age, which can lead to weight gain. Getting to a healthy weight can reduce your risk of many diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and some types of cancer.
If you need to lose a lot of weight, you may feel discouraged. Fortunately, even losing a modest amount of weight will benefit your health. Take it slow, and concentrate on making changes to your diet and physical activity that you can stick with over the long term.
Your eating plan should include:
Your physical activity plan should include:
It may take a number of tries until you find a new way of eating and exercising that you enjoy. When you start to see a difference in the mirror, and in the way you feel, you’ll know making healthy changes to your lifestyle is well worth the effort.
About Highland Medical
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Nyack Hospital is a 375-bed community acute care medical and surgical hospital located in Rockland County, NY. Founded in 1895, it is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and has partnered with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine providing clinical rotations to third-year medical students. Its mission is to provide competent, innovative and accessible emergency and acute care services to the residents of Rockland County and surrounding areas.