Greetings from Sweetwater!
We hope you had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!!!
Pregnancy in the Summer
Being pregnant during the summer months isn’t easy. Having hot flashes on top of hot flashes doesn’t seem like the latest trend either. We’ve compiled a list of tips for those lucky ladies that are pregnant in this hot Texas weather!
- Do outdoor tasks in the morning or evening when the sun is lower and temperatures are cooler.
- When temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit, stay indoors in the shade near a fan or air conditioner.
- Wear light-colored clothing.
- Drink plenty of liquids to remain hydrated. Sports drinks with electrolytes can help replace lost salt and retain fluid.
- Carry a spray bottle of water with you at all times.
- Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher 20 minutes before going into sun. Reapply throughout the day.
- Take quick showers frequently to keep cool.
- Put feet up to alleviate swelling.
- Minimize salt intake, which will combat water retention.
- Take frequent naps.
- Ask for help if you’re too tired to cook, clean, or run errands.
- Beware of typical barbecue foods, such as potato salad and coleslaw that, when left out in the sun, can sour and cause stomach upset.
- Clear your calendar. If it doesn’t absolutely need to be done now, or by you, don’t do it.
Have Cancer in the family?
Many women (and men) remain at increased risk of cancer and are unaware of lifesaving medical options available to them. Your personal and family history of cancer matter and hereditary cancer testing saves lives. As board-certified Ob Gyn Specialists, we recognize the importance of the identification and management of patients with elevated cancer risks. We have incorporated risk assessments and genetic testing into our practice years ago and would love to tell you how genetic testing has evolved in recent years and how it has become a benefit to our patients. If you are interested in assessing your own risk, please take the quick survey below.
Tips for Working Out without Burning Out!
Reaching your fitness goals—whether that means losing weight or getting in the best shape of your life—can be incredibly challenging. It requires dedication and a commitment to having intense and sometimes lengthy workouts on a consistent basis. And that’s not to say anything about making the necessary changes to your daily food intake.
For many people, they find themselves in a situation where they’re trying to reach a challenging fitness goal. We’ve came up with some tips to attain and maintain this fitness routine to avoid burning yourself out.
-Don’t forget to rest – Don’t feel bad about taking rest days. Try to avoid stringing together more than three straight high-intensity workout days before taking a day to rest your muscles. If you’re worried that taking breaks could negatively affect your progress, be sure to eat sensibly on those rest days.
-Keep Moving – If you want to boost your chances of reaching your fitness goals, whatever they may be, don’t let off the throttle when in the middle of a workout. By reducing the amount of rest time between sets, you’ll keep your heart going and increase your chances of burning fat and calories.
-Stay Focused – To get the most out of your workouts and increase your chances of having longer and more intense exercise sessions, give those workouts the respect they deserve. This means scheduling your workouts and treating them like an important meeting you have.
-Concentrate on intense exercises – Here’s one of the best tips you’ll ever learn as you inch closer to your fitness goals: not all exercises are created equally. Some are just far more intense, which means they have the potential to build muscle faster, get heart rate up quicker, and help you burn fat and calories more efficiently.
-Don’t run on empty – Generally speaking, though, to enjoy a longer and harder workout, you should avoid starting your routine on a completely empty stomach. At the same time, you should carefully avoid overeating prior to getting physical. Ideal pre-workout meals are actually closer to snacks, and include energy bars, smoothies, fruit, and salads.
-Try Intervals – Intervals can include just about any type of exercise—the key is stepping up your pace to a point you can only maintain for a short period of time. By interchanging periods of high intensity exercise and rest, you can train your body to endure more, thereby helping you workout for longer.
-Mix it up – That said, by expanding your workouts to include both cardio and strength training, you’re putting more pressure on your body, including your muscles, lungs and heart. For that reason, it’s important to take rest days on a regular basis. Two days a week is good.
-Change it up – If you’ve been running a lot lately and finding yourself getting bored with it, try cycling, spinning, hot yoga, zumba, or even something radically different, like ballroom dancing. Check your local classifieds to see what physical activity classes and programs may be available.
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Did you know?…
Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) can dramatically affect a woman’s comfort, confidence and quality of life. We are helping women reclaim their lives with a simple procedure called Novasure endometrial ablation. This is a safe, simple solution used by more than 2 million women since it was FDA-approved in 2001.
Don’t let a period stop you.
One in five women live with very heavy periods. Periods that get in the way of everyday life. Periods that keep you from the people you love and the things you enjoy. NovaSure endometrial ablation is a one-time, 5-minute procedure that can lighten – or end your heavy period – without on-going pills and without hormonal side effects. For over 90% of women, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped. Maybe it’s time to step back into life. Ask about the procedure today!
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