Exercise Regularly

General Exercise Physical activity can be divided into two types: aerobic and anaerobic. Aerobic exercise involves large muscle movements over a sustained period of time and includes activities like: Running Fast walking Aerobic exercise class When you make aerobic activity a part of your regular routine, your heart and cardiovascular system become much healthier.  In addition, your mood improves because exercise relieves...

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Safeguard Your Home

More than 20,000 Americans die every year due to home accidents and approximately 3000 more are disabled.  These figures are alarming.  What is more alarming is thousands of these deaths and injuries should never happen. They are easily preventable. Take a few moments right now to check if your home is accident prone.  This convenient list will help you locate potential hazards.  Once located,...

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Body Mass Calculator

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. Use this calculator for adults 20 years old and older.   To calculate body mass for children and teens 2 to 19...

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Reading Labels and Fun Food Facts

Tips on Reading Labels If it says Fat Free Low Fat Reduced Fat or Less Fat Saturated Fat Free Low Saturated Fat Reduced or Less Saturated Fat Cholesterol Free Low Cholesterol It means Less than .05g fat per serving 3g or less fat per serving At least 25% less fat per serving Less than .05g saturated fat per serving 1g or less and no more than 15% of calories from saturated fat per serving At...

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Drink Lots of Water

The Clear advantage We are constantly hearing of water's undisputed health benefits.  It is one of the most vital of all the nutrients, yet, for many it is perceived as having little or no value at all.  Whether it is for weight loss or just good health maintenance, cool refreshing water is the clear advantage! Did you know... You can survive long periods...

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Diets

Balance is the key to weight management and good nutrition. Whether you are interested in losing, gaining or maintaining your weight, setting a realistic personal goal for yourself and writing it down can help. Fast Food Fast food may not offer the healthiest options. The good news is that many restaurants are now adding healthier options to their menu. We have...

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Common Questions

We want to help our patients increase their health and medical knowledge so we have collected some of the more common questions and answers for your convenience. General Questions Q. For whom do you provide care? A. We provide care for the entire family from birth through the golden years. Mackey Family Practice specializes in you and your needs. Q. May I call...

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Patient Information

You and your family members can live longer than ever due to modern technology, medical innovations and healthier lifestyles. Your family physician is the person who, more than any other, uses these tools to improve your health and advise you on future wellness. Diets Balance is the key to weight management and good nutrition. Whether you're interested in losing, gaining, or...

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