A lot of the women we see in our practice are expressing their desire to get healthier, and they want to know the best way to do it. We’ve heard your requests and we want to equip you with the information you need to start experiencing healthier living in Burlington. Our first suggestion is that Burlington women should remember that healthy living is a lifestyle change that requires commitment! But trust us, you’ll be glad that you made this commitment to your health. Next, aim for balance since every aspect of your life affects your health. Your health is not strictly limited to diet and exercise, even though those are key factors. Stress and time management also impact your health and wellness. We understand the idea of living a stress free life in today’s society is just about impossible, but we do have a few recommendations for our Burlington women. At Alamance Family Practice we would urge you to remember to take time for yourself, have some “me” time everyday where you get to do something that you really enjoy. Whether this time be spent in meditation, quiet time, or even a workout routine, just make sure to take that time for yourself and preferably do it in the morning to get your day started off right. Another suggestion we have is to make a daily plan and prioritize. Set realistic goals for yourself each day that will allow you to give the right amount of time to the areas of your life that need it most. The goal in making this plan is to decrease exhaustion and increase your satisfaction with your productivity. Visit our women’s healthcare clinic for more information about our services.

Diet and Exercise Tips For Burlington’s Women

While time and stress management are important we don’t want to neglect the importance of a healthy diet and exercise routine! We recommend Burlington women strive to get at least 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week. The workout doesn’t need to be overly intense, but enough to get the blood flowing. Finally we would recommend portion control and healthy choices when adjusting your diet. Adjusting portions is difficult at first, so try a glass of milk or a side of rice with your meal if you don’t feel full off of an appropriate portion. When we say healthy choices what we are recommending is increasing the fruits and veggies, cutting back on the sweets, choosing white meat over dark meat, and grilled over fried. Some of our healthy food recommendations include nuts, cinnamon, eggs, asparagus, tuna, avocado, Greek yogurt, whole grains, oatmeal, and grilled chicken. We are proud of you for wanting to make the decision to start living healthier. Learn more about women’s health tips from our previous article. If you have any questions or are looking for more tips then schedule a visit with us and we’d be happy to track your progress through physical assessments and lab values. This way you can know just how well your lifestyle changes are working. Our family practice is excited about seeing women in Burlington getting committed to healthy lives!

Women in our culture are busier than ever which is why Burlington’s women need the best that healthcare can offer. Amongst the hustle and bustle of everyday life women need to make sure that they are not letting their health fall to the way side. At Alamance Family Practice we understand the busyness of life for a woman can make health maintenance and prevention difficult. For this reason, at Alamance Family Practice we welcome walk-ins and same day appointments for your convenience. Additionally, our office staff, nurses and our recent addition, Cheryl Lindley FNP, work hard to make sure our female patients are receiving the best women’s healthcare possible in a safe and comfortable environment. At Burlington Family Practice we are able to offer Burlington’s women complete female physical exams including pap smears, comprehensive labs, and testing for venereal diseases. We also offer several diagnostic options that are ideal for women including 3D Ultrasounds, abdominal ultrasounds, pelvic ultrasounds, allergy testing, echocardiograms and more. If you haven’t found your Burlington women’s healthcare yet then come see us at Alamance Family Practice to find out if we’re a good match for you.

Helpful Tips for Burlington Women’s Health and Wellness

At Alamance Family Practice we strongly advise preventative healthcare for Burlington Women. We suggest that women receive mammograms every two years after the age 50. We also suggest monthly self-breast exams, and a pap smear once every two years for women over the age of 20, as long as the results are normal. Additionally, we would suggest that you have regular checkups that include labs so that we can keep an eye on how well your health is being maintained. And don’t forget, at Alamance Family Practice in Burlington we are here for you, we will do our best to offer you an appointment that will fit with your schedule.

What about when you are at home? Other than coming in to our Burlington’s women clinic, there are lots of helpful things you can do to achieve optimum health and wellness. First we would suggest trying to get in 30 minutes of exercise in 3 times a week. If thirty minutes seems overwhelming then it’s okay to break it up into increments of 10. When you have ten minutes of blank space try filling it with a walk or brisk run, maybe even turn some upbeat music up and dance around the house. It’s very healthy for your body to get your blood pumping. Another thing we strongly recommend to Burlington’s women aiming for better health is to maintain a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables. When you get hungry and its after 8 o’clock, try a glass of milk to fill you up instead of the cookie. When you are craving something sweet, grab a handful of your favorite fruits instead of the chocolate bar. Finally, make sure you are staying hydrated. There is nothing better for a busy woman than a bottle of water. We recommend at least 75oz of water a day for women weighing less than 150lbs. If you weigh more than 150lbs then we recommend dividing your weight in half and drinking that amount of water in ounces per day. For example if you weigh 200lbs try to drink 100oz of water each day. These three quick tips can greatly enhance Burlington women’s overall health and wellness! Start trying them today and see how much better you start feeling.

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