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!

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