Making a New Year’s resolution to be healthier is one of the most common ones out there. Diet, weight loss, and exercise can be exciting starting off points or a set of daunting tasks that has one in fear from the start. It can be especially hard if you are trying to make it a family effort. With childhood obesity continually on the rise, keeping kids healthy is a must. Parents need to pave the way, so getting the whole family involved in a healthier lifestyle is a great way to start out the New Year. To be successful, it is a good idea to set manageable goals that are achievable for everyone in the family. A resolution for kids and adults alike is to find an activity or sport and get involved, even if each picks a different one.
As a family, put a big emphasis on cooking healthier foods, making good lunches and snacks and limiting the soda and sugary drinks. Families are often encouraged to do a full “pantry raid.” It takes some discipline and resolve, but the benefits are enormous! There are some great healthy alternatives to the bad food you might be used to and you can find fun recipes online the kids can get involved in making. Calendars fill up quick for busy families, so sit down and block out time to make these healthy decisions work for you.
You may have to sacrifice, but the end goal is worth it and your family will be closer and healthier as a result! At Dallas Podiatry Works, we care about your whole health as well as your foot and ankle needs. If your family needs treatment for any foot pain or problem, please contact Drs. Joel Brook or David Northcutt at (972) 566-7474 in Dallas or (972) 943-3323 in Plano.
I had a problem with my ankle and called the office to see about getting an appointment sometime this week. I was thoroughly pleased when they were able to work me into their busy schedule on the same day !!! Thank you to the staff and Dr. Northcutt.*
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.*
I was fortunate to happen upon Dallas Podiatry Works, where I got Dr. Northcutt to help me. Can’t say enough good about him: he was nice, kind, and a good listener. That last is a particularly important trait. My foot got better under his care, and I felt respected as a patient and a person. The clinic staff is helpful and clear as well. I highly recommend Dallas Podiatry Works.*
Dr. Northcutt is absolutely a true Godsend for me. On top of that, he is a true professional and has great patient skills. Never condescending or impersonal. He sincerely spend time with you and explains why you may have the symptoms and how to take care of them. Gosh, he even shakes hands with the patient, introduces himself and even says goodbye. Usually, not the norm!!!*
Thank you for your quick response to my problem. I fully expected to come in and get the run around and be scheduled for another appointment to come back for the ingrown toe nail to be fixed. I was quit surprised when a single visit and you had me out the door with no more pain. Again, thanks so much.*