In my third year of medical school, I nearly failed one of the notoriously easier clerkships: family medicine.   My preceptor – a morbidly obese, overworked woman – had urged me repeatedly over the course of the six-week rotation to speed up my office visits.  She insisted that I cover the patient’s medication list, discuss their current problems, make sure that their chronic conditions have not worsened, do a focused physical exam, then get the heck out of the room.  Success in optimizing my life through food and exercise was the reason I was pursuing a career in primary care in the first place, as I hoped I could bring the same satisfaction to my patients, so I certainly had to say something to each of them about diet and physical activity.  Indeed, I felt it was my duty as a physician to address a patient’s health in a minimally invasive, cost-effective manner. Lifestyle modification fits that bill“…(continue reading).


Do you even lift, bro?

Workout of the Day
Front Squat
Find your 5 rep max.
Not for time complete:
50 Hollow Rocks
50 Med-ball Toss Sit-ups
50 Good Mornings/Hip Extensions

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