The 3 E’s of 2016

Over my Christmas vacation I restarted practicing yoga and my kids have been joining me.  How fun!!  This has been a wonderful experience for us.  I have been feeling calmer and more focused.  The girls have been enjoying themselves also.  Even my husband said he may want to start taking it up.  Santa brought my oldest a yoga mat so we are side by side.  I knew she had an interest in it.  And we all know it is always more fun to do things with a partner in crime.

I haven’t really done yoga consistently since I was in college (which was a really, really long time ago).  My husband also got me a fitbit for Christmas which I have to say is pretty damn awesome.  And its in my favorite color!  It keeps track of my steps, heart rate, miles walked, calories burnt, and it tracks my exercise which includes yoga.

fitbit

Over this upcoming year, I am also going to attempt to implement some of these practices in my treatment regimens.  As many of my patients can already attest, I only prescribe meds when I deem necessary.  I always try to encourage diet change and exercise first.  I spend an extensive amount of time trying to understand the stressors that may be leading to the symptoms that my patients are feeling.

Yoga has been studied in the treatment of IBS to aid in symptom relief if done on a regular basis.  Also in the autistic population, children with anxiety, and children with functional abdominal pain can benefit from yoga as well.  I will be learning more about these various yoga poses, techniques and methods so that I can share them with you over the next weeks to months.

Yoga Mats

I hope that this new year will be one of Education, Enrichment, and Enlightenment!  Stay Healthy and Be Well!!

As always I look forward to hearing your thoughts and reading your comments.

#KidsTummyTroubles

About Kids Tummy Troubleshttps://kidstummytroubles.wordpress.comI am a mom, wife and a physician. I am the owner and founder of Staten Island Pediatric GI, a private practice which is located in Staten Island, NY and serves the NY/NJ area. I was born and raised in this area. I love working in my practice but want to be able to reach and help much more than just those patients and families that I am able to see in the office. I am working on a cookbook, trying to educate regarding celiac disease and many other child stomach conditions. This blog is my thoughts of being a Physician Mommy, managing my office, my own kids, husband, my house and find time for my own health and wellbeing. I hope you choose to follow my blog on this journey and lets get this thing started!!

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