It’s that time of year again when we make resolutions to live a healthier and happier life. We may vow to exercise more, eat healthier, or even kick a bad habit. Whatever your goals, making healthy choices in the new year is essential for your overall well-being. The first step towards making healthy choices is to set realistic goals. It is important to focus on achievable goals that you can actually stick to. For instance, instead of saying you want to lose 20 pounds in a month, try setting a goal to lose a pound a week. This is more manageable and will give you a better chance of success. Next, take a look at your diet. Aim to eat a balanced diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Avoid sugary snacks and processed foods as much as possible. It is also important to drink plenty of water throughout the day. This will help keep you hydrated and give your body the nutrients it needs. It is also important to get regular physical activity. This can be as simple as going for a walk or jog every day or taking a yoga or spin class once a week. Exercise is great for your physical and mental health. The most important step is to stay on top of your necessary screenings for preventative care. Speak to your physician about what type of health screenings you should be scheduling for this year. Remember, 45 is the new 50 for colorectal cancer screenings! Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers with proper screening! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy New Year!!
AMAZING FACTS ABOUT YOUR GUT! Did you know… The gut goes all the way from your mouth to your bottom. It includes the esophagus (the tube between your mouth and stomach), stomach and the small and large intestines. Food starts getting digested in the mouth and some types of fiber help it move through the gut. If you spread your gut out flat, it would cover the area of an entire tennis court Your immune system is linked to your gut. 70% of the body’s immune cells are found in the gut.
Dealing with gastrointestinal problems can be difficult and hard to discuss. At Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates, our first goal is to make you feel comfortable, from discussing your problems to finding the underlying cause of your problem to getting you appropriate and proven treatment for long-lasting relief. Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates consists of eight, board-certified, fellowship trained gastroenterology specialists who are highly trained to treat conditions of the esophagus, stomach, liver, colon, and pancreas. Our physicians specialize in all aspects of Gastroenterology including but not limited to Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention, Liver Disease, and all areas of the digestive system including hemorrhoids, GERD, Barrett’s Esophagus, Fecal Incontinence, Celiac Disease, and many more. Our physicians offer convenient office hours Monday through Friday and utilize our Endoscopy Center that offers 7 days a week including evening hours to maintain patient convenience.
Top row: Gilbert Cardoso, DO, Devi Patel, MD, Anik Patel, MD, Maria Georgsson, MD, Richard Arrigo, DO
Bottom row: Jason Matthews, MD, Cailyn Hillier, PA-C, Cherag Daruwala, MD,
Convenient Hours: We have extended hours in our Flemington Office, Somerville Office, and Endosurgery Center.
Mon & Thurs: 7:30a-7:00p
Tues, Weds, & Fri: 7:30a-5:00p
Thurs & Fri 7:30a-5:00p
Hunterdon Endosurgery Center:
Mon, Tues, Wed, & Thurs: 7:00a-8:00p
Fri: 7:00a-5:30p Sat: 7:00a-2:30p
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