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Guidelines included discussing following topics with patient:
•Assessing BMI and explaining what results mean •Referring to general nutrition of good health •Suggesting an approximate 500 calorie decrease in person’s diet •Writing an actual prescription (nothing beats instruction in black and white form) •Giving Lifestyle amendments to expend calories, such as taking stairs instead of elevators or walking during a lunch break •Recommending a pedometer and a minimum of 10,000 steps per day •Introducing benefits of strength training, and how to get started
As subject in our story discovered, metabolism begins to naturally slow down as we age, but there are actions we can take to help situation. You do not have to wait for your doctor to write you a prescription for treatment. You do not even have to hit local drugstore to obtain over-the-counter medicine. Exercise is a therapy that is always accessible to you and nothing beats resulting quality of life that it has to offer.
Sherri Dodd is the creator and author of Mom Looks Great - The Fitness Program for Moms. She is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant with over fifteen years of exercise experience. She has lectured to groups of 100+ people on her fitness plan and is a freelance writer on the topics of fitness and general nutrition as well as the humorous side of motherhood.