The next time you go to see your doctor, take along your fitness journal. Show your doctor that you care enough about your health and fitness to keep an account of everything you eat and drink and all of your activities. Your doctor will gain much knowledge about you if you share your food and exercise diary. Be sure to include notes about how you feel after exercising and whether or not your diet is satisfying your appetite. Keep a record of your measurements, too.
It’s difficult for your doctor to advise you on health matters if he or she only sees you once or twice a year. By bringing your fitness journal you are making your doctor privy to a complete diary of your daily health.
If you are having difficulty with anything, like leg cramps, headaches, stomach disorders, or heart palpitations, write these things down to talk over with your doctor. It’s not always easy to remember to tell the doctor about occasional disorders, some of these ailments maybe minor but some could be early signs of health troubles. The more your doctor can know about your health the easier it will be for him or her to advise you.
Stress has a way of interfering with our diet, digestion and level of energy. So it’s important to make notations about the way you are feeling too. Illnesses also play a part in our appetite and our ability to perform physically. If you are faced with any difficulties such as these, be sure to record them in your journal.
Your doctor may advise you on diet changes once he has information on what you have been eating. You may be advised to increase your activity or decrease your daily consumption, too. The doctor may have suggestions that can help speed up your weight loss or make it easier to overcome stressed or strained muscles from working out.
Remember, your doctor wants to help you stay healthy. Anything you can do to help your doctor understand your health and lifestyle better will benefit both your doctor and you.
Your fitness journal can be your own private story of your eating habits and your fitness level. Remember, your doctor wants to help you stay healthy. Anything you can do to help your doctor understand your health and lifestyle better will benefit both your doctor and you. As you write your goals each week, you are adding a very fundamental factor to your complete wellness program.