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January 8, 2015
- Avoid all the 'white' foods such as pastas, potatoes, rice and breads. This rule works because carbohydrates are directly metabolized to fat. Instead include lots of protein and raw and fresh fruits and veggies. Raw fruits and veggies have more fiber can help negate some carbohydrates. I recommend that when you need to, have a small amount of pasta over a bed of fresh spinach to keep your carbohydrates low and get the fiber which will help keep you fuller longer. Another tip is to remember it takes roughly 10 calories to maintain one pound of body weight, so if you're hoping to weigh 150lbs., that means taking in 1500 calories per day. This can help you avoid pitfalls like sodas, sweet tea, and that piece of cake with its 300 calories that is only feeding your 3 extra pounds.
- Enjoying life to fullest isn't possible without a happy healthy brain, and the best way to help keep your brain help is to feed it. Reading is a great way to start improving memory, challenge yourself to tackle a book a month. Moderate cardiovascular exercise is the best way to increase blood flow to your brain, challenge yourself to try something you haven't done before such as yoga. Yoga can be a great way to get both your blood flowing and your mental focus sharpened, not to mention improve your balance, length your muscles and improve circulation and can help achieve the third most popular new years resolution of staying fit and healthy.
- A new trend in fitness called “streaking” works well here too. Streaking refers to going on a workout 'streak', seeing how many days in a row you can work-out. As long as you vary the intensity and type of workout this can be a very healthy, challenging goal and a good mental work-out as well. Keys to success here are finding a good group of workout buddies for motivation and keeping your mental drive strong. Lots of groups are available online and locally, just look for anyone involved in running clubs, walking clubs, or workout classes. Some tricks to help keep you going are to visualize where you'll be one year from now, or to commit to a distant goal like a 5K race, a surf vacation, a mountain hike, or yoga retreat, and probably the most important is surrounding yourself with motivating pictures, quotes, and any excuse-kicking material you enjoy.
- Another weight loss tool to incorporate in your program is lung strengthening and conditioning. Your lungs are your weight loss wonder. We metabolize lost weight into carbon dioxide which we exhale in our lungs, so try to include an exercise that gives your lungs and work, like deep breathing or running, and try to avoid things like smoking which is damaging to your best weight loss organ.
August 25, 2014
Primary Care & Urgent Care Services at SIMED
SIMED Primary Care
- Specializing in Preventive Care
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May 12, 2014
SIMED’s First Care Physicians Become Certified Medical Examiners for Commercial Drivers under New DOT Regulations
SIMED’s Urgent Care physicians at First Care become certified Medical Examiners and listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to provide required medical examinations to commercial motor vehicle operators.
Gainesville, FL, May 12, 14– All commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators are required to have a valid health certificate from a medical provider. Beginning May 21, 2014 drivers can only be examined and cleared to drive by Certified Medical Examiners registered in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
SIMED’s Urgent Care physicians at First Care have completed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) approved training program and passed a national certification examination. This training focuses on the understanding and application of all the medical guidelines set forth by the Department of Transportation. The First Care Physicians are helping ensure drivers are physically and mentally fit to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle making our national and local highways a safer place to drive.
As required by the new requirements the Certified Medical Examiner inputs the CMV driver’s examination results into a FMCSA database. This national database allows Certified Medical Examiners to keep track of the commercial motor vehicle driver’s medical results wherever they may be in country should they need to update or renew the driver’s medical certification.
“A large part of the Gainesville community relies on our commercial vehicle operators and by providing this additional service we aim to keep our drivers on the roads and our roads safe to travel.” said SIMED’s First Care physician Scott Wilson, MD.