FREEHOLD, N.J., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight gain is a year-round concern, but the holidays can be an especially
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"Even a small amount of weight gain can place a substantial burden on weight bearing joints, like the knees and ankles," explains AOSMI orthopedic specialist, Dr. Gregg Berkowitz. "And that's not the only concern. Inflammation resulting from weight gain itself, and from high-calorie, high-sugar foods that are often the culprit behind weight gain, can cause pain and impair functioning in all joints in the body."
The AOSMI team cautions that, no matter how healthy an individual is, he or she cannot afford to throw caution to the wind through the holidays and get back on track in the New Year. They instead advise patients to practice healthy eating strategies throughout the holidays to compensate for occasional indulgences.
"We encourage our patients to save high-carbohydrate and high-fat treats for parties and special events, focusing on maintaining a diet that is higher in protein and fiber, especially throughout the holidays," says Dr. Berkowitz, who also recommends patients stay active throughout the holidays. "Increased muscle mass promotes metabolism, allowing individuals with more muscle to consume more calories without weight gain. Additionally, exercise will help to support the flexibility and strength of bones and joints."
Even with the best of intentions, however, it can be difficult to remain committed to a healthy routine. AOSMI offers these tips for staying on track and overcoming temptation at holiday events:
A NJ orthopedic surgeon is a valuable resource in putting your joint health and overall wellbeing first this holiday season.
Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute is a leading provider of orthopedic care in the tristate area. The AOSMI team sees clients at their Freehold and Monroe Twp, NJ offices. To schedule an appointment, call 732-720-2555. Visit AOSMI online to learn about their services and providers. AOSMI can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
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SOURCE Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI)
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