Some Holiday Sports Doctor Tips

Every year on my radio show, "The Sports Doctor", we talk about resolutions for the new year.
Often I have guests from the fitness industry, psychologists, life coaches, personal trainers ETC. to talk about what it takes to stick to some of those resolutions to "eat smarter, & be more active".
One of the humorous endless observations is how busy the fitness clubs & gyms are right after New Years for a month or two & THEN how so many "fall off the wagon"!
ANYWAY - here are some of the wisdoms that many of my expert guests have always recommended to keep in mind;
1. DECIDE that making some fitness & wellness goals IS REAL SMART
2. Pay attention to your diet - sensibly ADD some good food & SUBTRACT some not good (we know which is which!).
3. Cut portion sizes by at least 1/3
4. GET MOVING! Find an activity that you enjoy- walk, join a gym, take swimming lessons, tennis lessons etc. Check with your doctor if needed but get started!
5. Set REALISTIC goals - you'll be amazed what progress you can make in just a few months!
Whether its losing weight, getting in better shape, reducing stress, sleeping better, having more energy, (what did I leave out?), ETC.---
DEEP BREATH!-- like the famous Nike slogan... JUST DO IT!..... Cheers!

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    The Sports Doctor

    Born and raised in New York, I've practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area (almost BUT NOT QUITE LONG ENOUGH to lose my NY accent ). You can check that out for yourselves by listening to "The Sports Doctor," my weekly radio show on WDCB, 90.9 FM, Thursdays from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Go to to hear many past shows & read many articles under the heading The Sports Doctor. My specialty in sports medicine is orthotic therapy, combined with specific training & strengthening of the feet & ankles. I've been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the best athletes in all sports including many of the Super Bowl Bears back in the 80's, tennis greats John McEnroe & Tracy Austin, & numerous Cubs & White Sox. A true highlight of my career was watching Naperville's hometown figure skater Evan Lysacek, who I first saw as a nine-year-old and put orthotics in his skates, win the 2010 Olympic Gold Medal for men's figure skating with his orthotics (updated of course!) still in his boots. These high performance youngsters still remain my passion. Another big interest of mine is the challenge of our countries greatest epidemic: childhood obesity. I've been co-hosting "Kids Beating Obesity," a podcast produced by WDCB co-hosted by Rick Osbourne, author & creator of Pull Your Own Weight, an innovative simple method for kids to "immunize themselves against obesity for life." You can access the podcast by going to, click new media, click kids beating obesity.

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