Do you make New Year’s resolutions? If your plan for 2013 includes weight loss, better eating habits or a new exercise program, start off on the right foot by connecting with your health care provider. Gather essential information that will help you set and reach reasonable goals.
4 Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- Do I need to lose weight? Your doctor will be able to talk to you about your BMI or body mass index. This number will help you decide if you should shed a few pounds.
- How will weight loss improve my health? If you understand the benefits of healthier eating habits, an exercise program or weight loss, it might help you to stick to the program when the going gets tough .
- How much weight should I lose? In some cases, just a small amount of weight loss can have a significant impact on your health. Knowing the answer to this question may help you to set a reasonable goal.
- Am I healthy enough to exercise? Before you start a new exercise program, find out if you are in good shape to do aerobic activity, strength training and stretching. Your provider may have specific guidelines for you to follow.
Make an appointment today to get the answers to these questions. Then connect with the North Memorial Healthy Weight Loss program online and on Facebook to get daily reminders and tips to keep your plan on track