Dimitri Cefalu, M.D.
A physical exam is usually free to get when insured, great for preventative health and should absolutely be done once a year.
It has been reported that the average American with a normal body mass index (BMI) gains 1-2 pounds during the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, whereas overweight or obese individuals can gain 5 pounds or more. When mass quantities of festive foods and delectable desserts nearly mask tabletops completely, it can be overwhelming. You’re not alone in feeling like you want to indulge – and actually doing it.