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Exercise: Every Little Bit Helps

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on June 29th, 2016 Tags: , , ,

Five years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a new patient, Sheila (not her real name), who was 45 years old, a busy working mom with young kids, and about 30 pounds overweight. Her extra weight worried me because it increases the risk of breast cancer recurrence and other health problems.

After acknowledging the everyday challenges of weight management, we went right to solutions.…

Mind, Body, Spirit, and Gratitude at the Wanderlust Festival

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on November 15th, 2012 Tags: , , , ,

The only way to truly recover from breast cancer and get to a new normal is to take the time to heal. Time certainly helps. But when you think about all the attention your physical body gets through and beyond the process — from radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, physical therapists, etc — it’s no wonder that your mind, spirit, and…

When It Comes to Exercise, Just Do It

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on December 14th, 2011 Tags: ,

First, let’s get the excuses out of the way. When it came to exercise, I had these plus a few more readily available, especially at busy times of year (like right now!):

  • I’m too tired.
  • I’m too old.
  • My knees hurt.
  • I don’t have time.
  • I don’t have the right clothes.
  • It’s too cold/wet/hot/humid outside.
  • I don’t know how.
  • It’s boring
  • I don’t like

Getting to a Healthy Weight, One Good Choice at a Time

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on October 19th, 2011 Tags: , , ,

Like most women, weight has always been a sensitive topic for me. My mother says I was a greedy breastfeeder. As a toddler I’d lick my plate and ask for seconds. Adolescence brought on more cravings and less willpower, and adulthood hasn’t been any easier.

I love to eat much too much, and, darn it, eating too much means weighing too much. Weight loss has…

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