By: Dr. Ojen Masrour on November 20, 2015
It is fun to plan to make plans to become healthier via New Year's Resolutions. From losing weight, to eating better, to getting in shape, to changing lifestyle habits such as quitting smoking, or making it a priority to take vitamins, each years countless Southern Californian's will resolve that this year,
really will be the year
that they make health resolutions and stick to them.
At Dr. Ojen Masrour's Healthy Transformation Lifestyle Medical Group in West Hills CA, we obviously support all intentions to live a healthier life. But there are a few problems with making sweeping New Year’s resolutions to get healthier in the next year.
First, why would you wait to get started? Yes, there are typically parties with an emphasis on food, food, food during the holiday period. But the reality is, that if you’re currently overweight, inactive, smoking or abusing alcohol or other substances, you frankly can’t afford to wait to make changes. Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, GI disorders and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are epidemics, and each day you put off making healthy lifestyle changes, you're increasing your risk for myriad chronic diseases and conditions to progress or develop.
Second, the statistics don't lie. New gym memberships skyrocket over the holidays,
as Americans spend tens of billions of dollars each year preparing to get healthy in the New Year. With all of the greatest of intentions, as Americans, our conversion rate in terms of sticking to health resolutions is pretty poor.
We set goals, but rarely keep them. We spend money on memberships and diet aids we don’t use. Finally, discouraged because we can't meet our own demands on ourselves, we tend to give up altogether and return to unhealthy habits and lifestyles, and figure we’ll work it out next year.
Third, we tend to set unrealistic goals for ourselves in our New Year’s health resolutions. We may resolve to "go to the gym 4 times a week" or to lose "30 lbs. in two months" when that's simply not reasonable or realistic because of work, family, and community obligations. Our goals need to be both reasonable and realistic.
This is precisely why Healthy Transformations Lifestyle Medical Group provides First Line Therapy
to residents of the San Fernando Valley and beyond. Designed to improve your overall health and wellbeing today, First Line Therapy is also a proven weight loss program that requires no upfront fees, nor the purchase of any pre-made meals.
First Line Therapy offered by Dr. Ojen Masrour, in West Hills, California is generally covered by most insurance and provides proven results by incorporating healthy nutrition, nutritional protocols, exercise, and stress management. First Line Therapy is custom-made to each individual in, whether you're looking to lose weight and keep it off, correct nutritional deficiencies, reduce painful symptoms of obesity, IBS, CFS, or you're looking to achieve optimal health, and maintain it in the future. First Line Therapy program is a reasonable approach to significant, but realistic health improvements which all Southern Californians can attain.
If you'd like to talk with Dr. Masrour about beginning First Line Therapy to help you to lose weight, and bolster your overall health and well-being now, rather than waiting for the New Year, contact Healthy Transformation, A Lifestyle Medical Group by calling our West Hills, CA office at 818-702-9962.