The GNC Medical Advisory Board Discusses Hot Health Issues
In this edition of the Doctor's Corner, GNC Medical Advisory Board members share valuable information and tips for helping you Live Well.
The members of our Medical Advisory Board are dedicated to using their in-depth knowledge and experience not only to partner with GNC on the development of products and new innovations, but also to serve you, the GNC customer, by acting as a trusted resource for information, education and recommendations. Get to know them, interact with them and turn to them as a go-to resource for your health and wellness needs.
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Thanks so much to our visitors for their submissions to the “Ask the Experts” section of our MAB website. We receive a ton of questions about diet and fitness tips, so here is a collection of our most frequently asked questions.
Q. from Maureen: There seem to be so many fish oil options, how do I know what is right for me?
A. from Dr. Prisk:
You are correct Maureen, there are a lot of options out there for many different needs and personalized needs. To learn more about the option that is best suited to your personal needs, you should check out the GNC interactive tool at www.gnc.com/fishoil. By following a few simple instructions, we can offer some thoughts on what might be the right fit for you.
Q. from Ed: Dr. Costa, do you take fish oil yourself?
A. from Dr. Costa:
Yes Ed, I absolutely do. The benefits to taking omega-3s are numerous. Personally, I take an omega-3 daily for cardiovascular, eye, brain and joint health and have for many years. Beyond that, I recommend a fish oil supplement for nearly 75% of my patients, depending of course on their personal cases. To get more info on what fish oil product might be the right fit for you, check out this GNC tool: www.gnc.com/fishoil.
Q. from Zahn: How do I determine my body type for proper protein/nutrition intake and workout plans?
A. from Dr. Maroon:
Thanks for the question Zahn. Check out the GNC Protein Number tool. By answering a few questions, we can help you figure out your target goal for protein as well as offer some meal recommendations that might be helpful.
Q. from Natalie: I am a busy mom of three and find it really difficult to find the time to eat healthy, balanced meals when I am running around all the time. Any tips for convenient meals that will also help me stay on track with my diet?
A. from Dr. Prisk:
Your hectic life not only makes it difficult to eat well but can affect your health through added stress. First, make time for yourself and relieve some stress. Second, try to prepare meals ahead of time if you can to help you out during the week. Consider meals with a veggie, fish or lean meat and a complex carb like yams, rice, quinoa, etc. Third, try to organize a healthy breakfast with the family as it really is the most important meal of the day and can set the tone for the rest of your day. Fourth, consider having a ready-to-drink meal replacement or protein bar handy for between meals. I love the GNC Total Lean items and use them myself when on the go or craving a snack. Finally, add a multivitamin with antioxidant support to cover the bases and help protect your body from free-radical stress.
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