13 Healthy Tips to Help Lose Weight and Maintain Weight Loss

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These 13 easy steps and take home messages were compiled  from a public forum that was held by Dr. Tytus and Dr. Curnew earlier this week.

#1 Start a Journal. 
- Record daily entries. If possible an entry at each meal and snack intake.

#2  Eat Small Meals Frequently. 
- Every 2-3hours if possible.

#3 Buy a Pedometer/ Take the stairs when possible. 
- Record average steps per day… helps personally motivate for better performance
- Park further away from door entry or destination
- Walk rather than drive when possible.

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Posted on May 17, 2012 in Articles and Tips

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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COPD. Not sure what COPD is? You’re not alone. Broadly, COPD is an umbrella term used to describe chronic lung diseases that limit airflow in and out of your lungs and result in an increased shortness of breath as the disease progresses. Since it is possible to have early stages of the disease without knowing it, I joined up with a team of others in developing a website about COPD.

My patients and I talk about the effects of smoking frequently during appointments, and COPD is one of those diseases that is strong correlated with smoking, so current and ex-smokers should be aware of it. If you are interested in a quick read, check out this COPD Diagnosis.

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Tip of the Week

Are You Quitting Smoking?

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I wanted to share a message especially with those reading that are addicted to nicotine, but also with non-smokers who have friends and family that smoke and, last but not least, this message also goes out to non-smokers who have quit the habit!

A new resource for smokers is available online called Quit.ca (they’re on Facebook too). It’s a site that gets back to the basics of community support. Quit.ca has a message board/ forum for smokers that are looking for support in their effort to quit and I will be stopping by the forum time and again.

We all know by now how deadly an addiction to nicotine can be and the negative effects it can have on our families and those close to us through second hand smoke. If you are ready to quit smoking for good or are working toward that goal (or just want to share encouragement with others) register to join the Quit.ca Forum.

Patients of mine can book an appointment with our office to discuss treatment options for nicotine addiction. You have the power to choose not to smoke that next cigarette.

Posted on March 18, 2012 in Articles and Tips

Quitting is Hard

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Here is an article from Ontario Medical Review that features Dr. Tytus’ role in “It’s Hamilton’s Time to Quit”. Read about how the campaign was started and see the poster that was distributed to Hamilton doctors and their patients.

Hamilton discovered it only takes anindividual to start smoking, but a com-munity to quit.

Read the article here!

Posted on March 12, 2012 in Articles and Tips

Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada

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We know little about how the 2006 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management and prevention of obesity relate to Canadians’ weight management experiences or whether these experiences reflect the recommendations in the Guidelines.

This is the introduction to a journal article that Dr. Tytus has authored. It’s entitled, Weight management experiences of overweight and obese Canadian adults: findings from a national survey. Click on the link to read the article.

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Helping you reduce your stroke risk

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Hi everyone,

I wanted to share with you this link to StrokeandAF, a resource website for Atrial Fibrillation.

Please let me know if the website has helped you. And if you’re a patient not familiar with AF, read Understanding atrial fibrillation.


Dr. Rick Tytus

Posted on January 12, 2012 in Articles and Tips

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