Show Notes: Successful Weight Loss Strategies part 1 and 2 with Dr. Christine Salter on Health Talk with Dr. Diane MD

“It was a real rude awakening to look in the mirror and say ‘That’s me that I’ve been talking about.’” – Dr. Christine Salter In this episode of Health Talk with Dr. Diane MD, Dr. Diane A Thompson speaks with Dr. Christine Salter, a family medicine physician who specializes in holistic medicine and obesity medicine. This is a two-part interview, and during part 1, Dr. Salter focuses on the basics of why people gain weight and why they find it hard to shed the extra pounds. Unlike other … [Read more...]

Keep Alzheimer’s Away With Daily Physical Activity

For year we have known that physical activity has many tremendous health benefits. Study after study has shown that exercise can help you feel better and live longer by having positive effects on weight, self-esteem, mood, blood sugar control in type 2 diabetes, blood pressure management, lipids levels (decreasing triglycerides while improving good cholesterol), fall prevention, arthritis symptoms, sleep, and sexual activity among others. It now appears that exercise has a positive benefit on … [Read more...]

Achieving Your Goals With Your Accountability Buddy

With just under two months left in 2011, you may falsely believe that the goals you had set at the start of the year are destined for another New Year’s Resolutions’ grave. But you are so wrong! I know a secret weapon that can help you accomplish those goals at lightning speed and still make 2011 a winning year. I am talking about an accountability buddy, an AB for short. What is an Accountability Buddy? An accountability buddy is like a best friend and a life coach rolled in one.   Having … [Read more...]

Combining Fitness With Philanthropy

Fitness has now become a priority and giving back has always been one of my passions. I have decided to find creative ways to combine the two.  I will kick this off on Sunday October 16, 2011 at 0800 at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, NY when I take part in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.  My goal is to walk in order to fundraise to help women with this deadly disease while at the same time getting my fitness on. You too can combine fitness with … [Read more...]

Start Where You Are, Use What You Have

So many of us set lofty goals we never even attempt or achieve. Many times the road block is that the goal is unrealistic or we don’t have a simple plan of attack. I find that if we could simply adopt the principle of starting where we are and using what we have, we would surprise ourselves at the progress that could be achieved. My work schedule averages over 12 hrs per day for six days a week and I am expected to read medical material on my off time. Finding time for exercise with such a … [Read more...]