Are You Keeping Up?

There is an expression many/all of us have used at one point in time or another and that is being able to “keep up”. Now, this could be referring to a brain/mentation function such as “keeping up” with political news or your workflow. However, often the concept of “keeping up” applies to physical functions such as jogging with a group of people and keeping the same pace as the pack. For those of us with children/grandchildren of the ages that require us to follow them around and participate in functions geared to them, are we able to “keep up” with them?

I have had a number of patients enter the SP Program with the issue of “keeping up” identified as the major trigger for seeking our help. Due to the poor weight control situation, these people found themselves having great difficulty engaging in activities that they wanted to. These activities involved their younger family members and due to the weight problem, they simply could not participate in the ways they wanted to.

So, the question for all of us: Are we “keeping up” with our families/loved ones on holiday gatherings, vacation excursions etc? If your answer is “no” or “not really” then use this as yet another motivation to follow the dietary and exercise plans needed to control that weight.

“Keep Up” your weight control efforts and you will be rewarded by being able to “keep up” with the activities you want to do.


Dr. Robert Posner One of the world’s leading medical weight loss researchers, Robert Posner, MD, operates his state-of-the-art weight loss clinic, Serotonin Plus, in the heart of Burke, Virginia, in the suburban Washington area.

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