Living well and healthy lives can’t just be something you talk about. It involves choices and discipline to keep those choices in place. If families want to be healthy they need to be proactive – but it’s hard though to know where to begin, especially if healthy choices haven’t been a priority.
For adults and children alike, healthy living is essential. Parents need to pave the way in modeling healthy eating and being active. Even if hasn’t been a habit in the past, it’s never too late to start! Ease in with small steps and goals that are easy attain. Be intentional about changing habits and find food and activities that the whole family will be on board with. This will set everyone up for success.
A good place to start is in your cupboards. Go through your fridge and pantry and take out sugar-sweetened drinks, fried foods and high calorie snacks. Not having them available will make getting healthy a lot easier. This is especially important if you or your children have diabetes. Encourage water consumption and healthy snacks. Making food fun isn’t hard, so get your kids involved in picking out good snacks and making new recipes together.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to break the bank. Plan ahead and make recipes that can stretch over into multiple meals. Buy fruits and vegetables that are in season and buy foods in bulk when you can.
Healthy eating alone is not going to cut it. Limit TV time and other activities that keep your family sedentary. It’s recommended that children get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. This is a great time for the family to try out new sports, hiking trails or games together!
Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt, foot specialists at Dallas Podiatry Works care about the health of their patients. If you or your child are experiencing foot pain or problems, please contact us today at (972) 566-7474 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.