Preventative Care

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about preventative care.

What guidelines should women know before taking on a new diet and exercise routine?

Every woman has different needs when it comes to diet and exercise. Before taking on a new diet and exercise routine, it’s important to talk with your physician.

Women with health conditions need to take precautions to ensure they don’t injure themselves during exercise. Health conditions can include anything from pregnancy to heart disease.

Keep these health conditions in mind also when changing your eating habits to make sure you meet your nutritional needs.


Here are some basic guidelines to keep in mind when making diet and exercise decisions:

  • Strive to reach and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Have realistic goals.
  • Rather than eliminating certain foods, try eating everything in moderation.
  • Losing weight takes time. Looking for a quick fix can be unhealthy.
  • Eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods.
  • A little exercise is better than no exercise, so do what you can to start out.
  • Mix up your exercise routine so it doesn’t get boring to you or your body.

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Source: Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Timothy Markus, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Allison Mendenhall, PA-C, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care: James Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center, Tammy Taylor, DO, The Pediatric Group