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Susan Matulevicius, M.D., M.S.C.S.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine


Why I Walk – And You Should, Too!

October 13, 2014

Join us this Saturday in Coppell for our next Get Moving! walk.

With all the obligations surrounding work, family, and community, combined with the various sources of stress we all face every day, it’s easy to feel like we don’t have time to commit to ourselves. Not so long ago, I was one of those people. My BMI was in the overweight category. I would go to work every day, come home to help my kids with homework and feed them, impulsively snack while finishing up my work, finally go to bed, and then wake up the next morning and do it all again. I found it hard to counsel my patients on weight loss and exercise, especially when I could not follow my own advice.

But then about three years ago, I decided I needed to commit to doing what was best for me so that I could, in turn, do what’s best for my patients and family. I began watching what I ate and exercising every day at 5:30 a.m. I became committed to being a role model to my patients, family, and friends. I learned that if you value yourself as much as you value your work, your home, and your family, you will improve your health and be able to give more to your family in the long run.

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