Category Archives: Healthy Lifestyle

Walking for exercise and stress reduction

Exercise does not have to be rigorous to be beneficial. A simple walk outdoors can have physical and psychological benefits for folks of all ages. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a week. Brisk walking qualifies as […]

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Protein Based Vegetables for a Healthy Diet

Eating a healthy diet can be the key to gaining more energy, staying slim, and preventing illness. Lowering your consumption of meat in favor of vegetables can be an important first step toward developing healthier eating habits and avoiding cardiovascular disease. Vegetarians sometimes worry that they might not be intaking the protein they are missing by not […]

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Improve Your Health with Daily Walking

Walking is a great way to combat the effects of having a sedentary job. Sitting for a prolonged period of time forces your body to shut down its fueling system of oxygen and make your metabolism sluggish. While computers save time and money, the negative physical effects can be huge. According to Dr. James Levine, […]

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Health Tips for Aging Adults

As you age, you may notice some changes taking place, especially in the realm of your health. A healthy diet and physical activity are key components to healthy living at any age, but there are multiple ways to stay healthy well into retirement. Those ways include diet and physical activity, mental health, relationships, and sexual […]

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Nutrition for Healthy Weight Loss

Losing and maintaining your weight can be a challenge. But it really does not have to be difficult. In fact, knowing a few basic tips can help you lose weight naturally and stay slim.   Healthy Weight Loss Too often, many people want to lose weight as fast as possible. However, this is usually done […]

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Aging and Sleep Problems

As you get older, have you noticed that it gets harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep? Your mind may race from thought to thought as you lie awake, or the opposite may occur – you can’t stay awake and fall asleep watching TV, only to find yourself wide awake at 4 am […]

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Making Men’s Health a Priority

June is National Men’s Health Month. Men tend to care about other things in their life, like electronics, sports, or cars, more than their health. For example, a man would know what the make and model of his first car was before he could ever tell you when his last doctor’s visit was. But men’s […]

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Age Gracefully with Dr. Charkawi

Johns Creek Family Medicine, located in Johns Creek, convenient to patients in North Atlanta, including Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, Dawsonville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and throughout South Forsyth, Gwinnett and North Fulton counties, offers specialized geriatric care. Dr. Charkawi treats a wide variety of diseases and conditions that become more common in older adults, as well as […]

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How Stress Affects Your Health

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Stress is a normal part of life, and as bad as it sounds you can benefit from it in small, well balanced amounts. Our bodies have an innate natural defense system that helps protect us from potential danger, but, after a certain level of activity it stops being useful […]

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April News and Specials

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