Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hello world!

Welcome to Healthy Lifestyles 101. I hope you find the information here interesting and relevant to your life and health. I have been thinking about this website/blog for several years, trying to decide just how I wanted to present the material. I finally decided to take my own advice and just do what I need to do, jump in and see where this takes me.I invite you to go along for the ride.

For the readers who don’t know me, let me give you some of my background, and why I am so interested in the subject of Healthy Lifestyles.

I am a retired physician assistant, graduating with the second class of PAs at Emory University in Atlanta in 1974. I have worked in emergency medicine, family practice in rural Alabama, the Federal Prison System providing health care to inmates, and organ procurement with the University of Florida Transplant program. The last 18 years of my career were spent in family practice and urgent care.

During these years I worked with many patients with health problems directly related to their lifestyle such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, alcohol and tobacco use. I have to admit that I indulged in some of these same unhealthy behaviors; however, I learned over the years that in order to get the most out of life I have to moderate the unhealthy aspects of living. I am not a “Health Nut,” but I believe that eating healthy, avoiding tobacco, limiting alcohol, and regular exercise will help keep me healthy and limit my risk for early death or disability.

Life is risky enough. After all, the number one cause of death is being conceived. Why increase the risk with unhealthy behaviors?

Over the next few weeks and months, I will address these subjects in detail with suggestions for how you can live healthy with some changes in your habits.

This blog is intended for information purposes only and should not be considered Medical Advice. Changes in diet and exercise routine should be made only after consultation with your primary health care provider.

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