“We started walking. Just walking. Then we started doing exercise…dancing…Zumba…kickboxing…. The result has been that my pain has gotten better by about 85%. Now I can do many things that I couldn’t do before.”
“One way I try to reach my patients is to say that what you are eating, your kids are eating. Do you want your child to look like you when they are your age?”
“Depression is a huge barrier towards movement. If you don’t want to get dressed and get out of the house, how are you going to think about exercise?
“Patients are encouraged to politely speak up and question their provider if they feel they are not receiving attentive care. Providers should be aware of the fact that they may unconsciously not be as attentive to some pateints who are members of a group different from their own”
“If I could choose only one thing for you to do to become a healthier individual—like quit smoking or stop drinking—the one thing I would tell you to do is maintain your mobility. Everything else will come along for the ride in terms of your health.”
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