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, Arroyo, and McClurkin at 972.853.7100 in Dallas or (972) 943-3323 in Plano.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
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 would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
Dallas Office: 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 280, Dallas, TX 75251
Plano Office: 5068 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 155, Plano, TX 75093