Posts Tagged ‘BMI’

Shin Splints: A Guide to that Nagging Leg Pain


by G. John Mullen, DPT 2011 | mullen@myhousecallmd.com

Weekend warriors from Kyoto to Santa Barbra push their bodies to the limit between work, chores, driving to pick up their kids from extracurricular activities and who knows what else. Unfortunately, these hectic schedules often lead to inadequate injury prevention.  This inadequacy manifests itself in workouts as warm-ups are shortened and equipment is used improperly to save time.  These deviations from your normal training plan can lead to a number of injuries including shin splints.  A “shin splint” has become a catchall term used for any injury in the greater shin region and, unfortunately, leads to improper self-diagnosis and management.  What are all these things that can go wrong with your shins?  The three most common injuries of the lower leg are: medial tibial stress syndrome, stress fractures and compartment syndrome.
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12 2010

Healthy Weight Gain without the Burger and Fries


by Leah Frankel, MS, RD | frankel@myhousecallmd.com

With over half of American’s classified as either overweight or obese, there is a plethora of information available on weight loss (not that we recommend the unusual “grapefruit diet” your Google search pulled up). While most of us in America are trying to lose weight, have you ever thought about the people out there trying to gain weight? According to the Center for Disease Control (2003-2006), approximately 1.8% of adults are underweight. Adults are underweight for a variety of reasons including a desire to be thin for aesthetic reasons, medical conditions and poor dietary intake (which is common in the elderly). As with being overweight, there are risks associated with being underweight; we’ll discuss these risks as well as common reasons for being underweight and walk you through how to gain weight in a healthy manner without a diet of burgers and fries.

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09 2010

Breakfast: How to Properly Fuel Up for the Day


MS, RD | frankel@myhousecallmd.com

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but did you ever stop and wonder why? With so many wise tales out there suggesting why you should eat breakfast, it can be difficult to understand the real benefits.  Once you’ve decided that breakfast is a good idea, you’re faced with the task of deciding exactly what you’re suppose to eat in the morning for this vital meal. We’re here to discuss the benefits of eating breakfast as well as what to include in your well-balanced morning-starter. Finally, we’ll tackle some common excuses for skipping breakfast and debunk them with some helpful time-saving tips. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2010

Eating for Two: Your Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

by Leah Frankel, MS, RD | frankel@myhousecallmd.com

You’re standing in the checkout aisle at the grocery store when you glance over at the newest entertainment magazine and see that yet another celebrity just lost all the weight she gained during her pregnancy in record time and looks even better than she did before the baby. You’re thinking to yourself, “Why can’t I lose my stubborn pregnancy weight?” One of the reasons many women have difficulty losing their post-pregnancy weight is because they don’t know how much weight they should be gaining during their pregnancy. While you are eating for two, you’re not eating for two adults!  We’ll discuss appropriate weight gain during pregnancy, what essential nutrients women need during pregnancy, some diseases that can develop during pregnancy and finally some tips to help lose weight after the big delivery.

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07 2010

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