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Let’s talk about fitness. Where do I start?No matter your fitness level, starting out slow and steady is always key. Setting a smaller goal that is 100% attainable 100% of the time is better than setting a larger goal that you hit 50% of the time. If you set out to be just 1% better every day, by the end of one year you will have become 365% better than you were when you started.ExerciseConsistency is KEY. If you have a goal to exercise 30 minutes a day, but haven’t been doing anything, then start with 10 minutes a day...

Strawberries: Prime-time for these bright bursts of cheer is May through June. Give your heart a boost by getting your fair share. Strawberries can also help you regulate your blood sugar and boost your immunity while providing healthy carbs, such as fiber.Kohlrabi: If you happen to miss this gem between May and June, check back in between September and October when it hits another peak season of ripeness. It can prevent certain cancers, heart disease, and inflammation, this vegetable is versatile enough to add to breakfast, lunch or dinner.Lettuce: Butter. Romaine. Baby. Green Leaf. Dark and lovely lettuce comes in...

This is my story.I have always struggled with my weight since I was a young child. I was always the heaviest kid in my class. The only time I was picked first for a sports event was tug of war. (LOL) Wonder why? Being a confident person, I managed to go through life being a larger person. I can recall many times, events, scenarios where I was very uncomfortable due to my weight and managed to smile on the outside but was crushing emotionally on the inside because I KNOW that society does judges larger people. I have tried many...

First of all, I want to thank Georgetown Bariatrics and Dr. Smith for giving me the opportunity to share a little bit about my journey. I’ve struggled with my weight for the majority of my adult life. After years of dieting and trying different things, I was completely frustrated with my weight. I would lose weight quickly and then gain it back, sometimes even gaining more than when I started! After getting back up to 280 pounds, I was miserable. I did not want to look at myself in the mirror nor did I want to be photographed. I had...

It doesn’t take much looking around at food blogs, store aisles and Pinterest posts to see that it’s the season of chocolate covered strawberries and red frosted pastries. Bakery window displays are brimming with Valentine treats, tempting people in all their sweetness. It’s no wonder that 58 million pounds of chocolate are purchased in the seven days leading up to February 14. Although it can be tempting, it’s best to limit sweets and show some love to healthier vegetables.But what vegetables are good to eat in February? Working cool-weather vegetables into your diet may take some getting used to, but...

According to an article published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology, almost half of all Americans make New Year's resolutions. Of those, however, only 8% are likely to succeed. Among all the various resolutions, the most common one is losing weight.  Some might ask if it's worth it to make a New Year's resolution if the  success rate is so low. According to University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Maurice Schweitzer, resolutions do have some value. “The new year provides a salient reference point for  setting a goal — How much did I weigh at the beginning of the year? — and forming resolutions helps...

The best way to save on fruits and vegetables is to buy what's in season when they are at their most abundant. There's also a bonus that money can't buy: fruits and vegetables just taste better when they are in season. The produce in your region are harvested closer to the peak of freshness than those that have to spend a lot of time in shipping containers that cover thousands of miles in transport. Seasonal fruits and vegetables may be brief, but they are literally the pick of the crop. And as one season passes into another,...

Happy New Year Gang! If you are like me, you have made the New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and  save money by preparing and eating more meals at home. So far I’m off to a good start, but let’s be  honest— I’m only on day 3 of this New Year! As things pick up and life happens, I’m sure I’ll be in…. THE  DRIVE-THRU, so let’s take a look at a personal favorite Chick-fil-a and discover better choices.  Chick-fil-A is a popular fast food restaurant known for its chicken sandwiches. Aside from chicken  sandwiches, you’ll also find a selection of...

Georgetown Community Hospital Earns Accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic surgery from SRCGeorgetown, KY – (December 29, 2021) – Georgetown Community Hospital recently achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, recognized for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). Status as an accredited facility means that Georgetown Community Hospital has met nationally recognized standards. Not all surgeons seek accreditation and not all that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation.Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery: Eric Smith, DORobotic Care Specialists: David Hoffman and Brad...

Winter is coming. It’s a sad but definite reality. Along with the cold temperatures and disappearance of sunshine, come the winter blues. This is a real phenomenon for EVERYONE, it just hits certain people harder than others. You’ve got all kinds of great momentum built up and we want to make sure that we don’t lose out on our progress in the winter… so what can we do??One solution is LIGHT. That’s right, the seemingly small detail of less sunlight actually is a HUGE deal to all of us. To combat this, technology gives us the infrared light. This light...