Happy Holidays and Christmas Cheer 2013

As 2013 comes to a close and we are in the midst of celebrations, I wanted to take the opportunity to say Thank you!

I have been fortunate to survive and thrive in my first full year of practice, all due to the amazing people, patients and colleagues that surround me.
Couldn't have done it without you and looking forward to an even more spectacular 2014!

Now onto the useful stuff...

December Tips:

1. When shoveling snow, bend at the knees and lift with your legs. This prevents the all too common "low back strain" and saves you an abundance of holiday pain.

2. When indulging in the Christmas feast - eat slowly and until you're ALMOST  full, not completely full. This prevents that bloated, uncomfortable feeling after dinner. If you are feeling bloated after every meal regardless, digestive enzymes can be your best friend!

3. Sweets are in abundance, that doesn't mean you need to snack on just sugar though. Incorporate fruits and veggies as often as you can so you maintain your nutritional requirements.

4. Exercise doesn't have to wait until the January resolutions are made. Go for a walk after dinner to keep the workout momentum going!

5. Take this time to RELAX! Work can wait, stress can wait and you deserve a bit of a break.

6. Although the craziness of the holidays can get to you, try to maintain sanity with 15 minutes of alone time each day. Think, meditate or simply breathe!

And most of all, be safe, have fun and stay healthy

All the best,
Dr. L