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1 Your Prescription to Thrive Arch Int Med 2004 Presentation title Your Prescription to Thrive How Healthy Eating and an Active Lifestyle Can Be Yours

2 2 Dear Dr. S, I have been having a really hard time sleeping lately. Can you give me some sleeping pills? Thanks, Neil

3 3 My Advice Stress Management Kick the Habit Healthy Eating Physical Activity

4 Resources for my Patients Office Visit Physician’s Home Page Your Doctor Classes & Support Groups Multi- Disciplinary Team of Professionals

5 5

6 6 Pat 48 year old Single mom Helps daughter with child-raising Dental hygienist “I’m afraid I’m going to have a heart attack or stroke.”

7 7 Pat High blood pressure High cholesterol Diabetes Overweight 7 medications “I’m afraid I’m going to have a heart attack or stroke.”

8 8 Body Mass Index

9 9 My Advice Healthy Diet Exercise +

10 10 Portion Distortion 20 Years AgoToday 210 Calories How many calories are in today’s portion of fries? 610 Calories = 1 hour 45 minutes of walking

11 11 Resources for my Patients Office Visit Physician’s Home Page Your Doctor Classes & Support Groups Multi- Disciplinary Team of Professionals

12 12 The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live. Ann Landers

13 13 Your Prescription to Thrive Physical activity Nutrition Know Your numbers

14 Physical activity Take the stairs whenever possible Purchase a pedometer; aim for 10,000 steps per day Display “exercise prescription” in a visible place If you drive to work or stores, park in a space far away from the door and walk If you take public transportation, get off a stop early and walk Walk on your lunch break Try exercising with friends or a group Consider strength training for 20 minutes 2-3 times per week Nutrition Pay attention to portions; avoid super-sizing When eating out, consider splitting an entrée Set regular times to eat: 3 meals and no more than 2 snacks per day Limit saturated and trans fats Increase daily intake of fruits and vegetables: at least 5, aim for 7-9 Since fiber can increase the feeling of fullness, aim for 2-3 servings of whole grain food per day Limit sweetened beverages, drink water or nonfat or 1% milk Know Your Numbers BMI Cholesterol Blood Pressure Blood Sugar Check out my webpage at Your Prescription to Thrive


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