5 ways to add more fruits and veggies to your diet

“I will apply dietetic and lifestyle measures to help the sick to my best ability and judgment; I will protect them from harm and injustice.”

This wordy oath by Hippocrates, the famous Greek founder of western medicine, is what some scholars say is the original version of the more spirited, modern translation of maxim many of us know well:

“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.”

However you want to quote him, Hippocrates’ dietary and lifestyle recommendations are as relevant to people today as they were to folks living in ancient Greece.

When it comes to using what you eat to improve your health, nothing comes close to the benefits that you can get from consuming healthy foods. In real-life, eating right can be easier said than done. Keep reading for tips on easy ways to think like a dietician and add more fruits and veggies to your meals.

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Tips for preparing for surgery if you're overweight

Pre-Surgery Weight-Loss Final

Being overweight is a health issue can affect your day-to-day general health, but it's a condition that can make surgery significantly more challenging. Additionally, carrying extra pounds will also increase your chance of surgical complications, including forming dangerous blood clots and developing postoperative infections.

For an easier surgery and recovery, Logansport Memorial Hospital offers a weight-loss program—called Health Management Resources (HMR)—that can help you get prepared. 

Keep reading to learn how being overweight may cause problems during your operation and potentially slow your recovery.

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A scientifically-based program for kick starting your weight loss

Weight Loss

Tired of diet plans that don't work or require a lot of calorie-counting, measuring, or cooking? All of this extra work can make losing weight feel like an impossible task.

Fortunately, Logansport Memorial Hospital offers an alternative. Our effective, non-surgical weight-loss program—Health Management Resources (HMR)—puts patients on the right path to achieving their goals and maintaining their progress.

If you're ready to stop dieting (with little success) and put in the effort to improve your health, we can help. Keep reading to learn more about our personalized plan.

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