SLUCare general internist Sonia Chacko, M.D., and dietitian Camille Jones will present "New Year's Resolutions: Diet and Exercise Tips" at the next 60-Minute Check-Up on Monday, Dec. 5. The event will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, located at 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
|Sonia Chacko, M.D.|
Sponsored by SLUCare, the physician practice of Saint Louis University, and the St. Louis County Library, the monthly 60-Minute Check-Ups are part of the department of internal medicine's yearlong centennial celebration. The free events are designed to provide information to keep you healthy as well as resources to help you learn more about health-related issues.
While New Year's Day is still several weeks away, Chacko and Jones recommend getting a head start on your weight loss resolution - one of the most common New Year's resolutions. Jones recommends daily exercise include aerobic and muscle strengthening exercises. It is alright to start with small goals and build up as your ability increases; what's important is being consistent and exercising every day.
Diet is the other part of the weight loss equation. According to Jones, many people are enticed with the promises of fad diets and weight loss pills. But if it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. The key to losing weight, she says, is burning more calories than you take in. Jones will cover a variety of topics including: portion control, how to read nutrition labels, how to choose wisely when eating out and how to prepare healthy meals.
"If one of your resolutions is to lose weight, why wait another month? Choose one or a couple small habits you can start today, like eating more vegetables or cutting out soda. You don't have to tackle it all today. But if you start now, by the New Year, you'll already be well on your way to being a healthier you," Jones said.
Because space is limited, reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, call the St. Louis County Library at 314-994-3300.
Read more about the department of internal medicine's yearlong centennial celebration.
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SLUCare, the physician practice of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, is the only academic medical practice in St. Louis that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. This accreditation is a voluntary process through which the quality of SLUCare services and performance is measured against nationally recognized standards. To schedule an appointment, call 314-977-4440 or 1-866-977-4440. More information is available at www.slucare.edu.