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Get a head start on a healthier "Future You"

Morning Mix - Dr. Bitner
Posted at 11:36 AM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 11:36:14-05

It's never too early to make healthy changes. Then again, 2019 is coming to a close, soon. Do you have any regrets, again?

Nationally recognized menopause specialist Dr. Diana Bitner along with nurse practitioner Natasha Peoples stopped by the studio to continue the discussion on how everyone can get started on making the future you strong and healthy.

With the holidays just around the corner, many of us will be dropping our healthy habits to enjoy big meals and tasty treats. Plus, the holidays are a time where we take a break from exercising, which turns into not exercising at all.

So how can we as individuals maintain a healthy lifestyle without giving up our holiday meal? The short answer is moderation and self-care. Self-care through the holidays will help you roll into the next decade feeling great.

Dr. Bitner created the SEEDS to follow so patients can live their healthiest and best life:

  • Water: NET of 80 oz per day
  • Sleep: 7 hours per night or 50 per week
  • Nutrition: 5 complex carbs, 5 lean proteins, 3 healthy fats, 1 treat
  • Vitamins: Calcium, Vit D and multivitamin
  • Exercise: Aerobic, strength training, stretching
  • Fiber
  • Metered breathing and gratitude

Follow through with the SEEDS, and you'll have a strong start to the new year, and for the rest of your life.

To set up an appointment with the Midlife, Menopause, and Sexual Health team at Spectrum Health, call (616)-267-8520. Their offices are located on the west side of Grand Rapids at 3800 Lake Michigan Drive North West in Suite A, and on the East Side of Grand Rapids at the Integrated Care Campus on East Beltline.