Midtown Family Medicine
Holidays are Around the Corner
No, we’re not decorating the office early this year like many retailers seem to do but we are acknowledging the fact that the holidays-- and the extra pounds it brings to some of us—typically at least one pound or so, are one of the biggest contributors to our overall annual weight gain. And as you may already know, obesity is associated with many chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, certain types of cancer, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease and kidney disease to name a few.
So before you innocently reach into your kids trick or treat bag for that “fun size” Butterfinger at Halloween…get that second helping of mashed potatoes and gravy at Thanksgiving…or indulge in Aunt Lou Ann’s holiday fudge, step back and think about making better decisions about your health.
We invite you to make an appointment at MFM for an annual wellness visit, allowing you to take stock of your current state of health and make goals for the coming year. Also, you may not know that we have a registered dietician, Haley is at our office every other Tuesday, who is helping many patients like yourself fine-tune their dietary approaches and live healthier lives.
So, no need to despair what seems like the inevitable holiday weight gain-this year can be different. Make your Wellness appointment at MFM today!
Sydney Evans, APN - October 29, 2019