Hi! I’m Dr. Jamie Tripp, and I am going to help my mom (and you too if you’ll join us) Beat the Creep! I know that gradual weight gain is a problem that many people struggle with, and if there were an easy fix, it would have been solved a long time ago. With obesity rates spiraling out of control, I am trying to do my part to help my community from falling into the fast food and sedentary lifestyle that much of our country has adapted.
I will be joining my mom in this project and tracking my results over the coming months/years. After all, I don’t want to find myself in her shoes 25 years from now weighing 35 pounds more than I currently do!
In case you want to know my credentials for this, I am a Chriropractor in Warrenville, and have many years of training in nutrition and exercise science.
- My Bachelor’s degree is in Kinesiology (the study of human movement) from the University of Illinois
- I have my Master’s in Sports Science and Rehab
- My chiropractic degree is from Logan University in St. Louis
- I am in the Elite Provider Network for Active Release Techniques (ART). I use this technique throughout the body to improve range of motion and help people move without pain. Please call my office (630-448-0255) if you have pain that keeps you from exercising.
My name is Sue Tripp and I want to Beat the Creep!
What does that mean? I want to stop the continuous gain of a few pounds a year. I've gained about 35 lbs over the past 25 years That means, I'm now approaching the weight I had when I was 9 months pregnant - 25 years ago. Not only is the trend continuing, it seems to be accelerating. I want to reverse this trend.
Why is this important? Its not just that I need to buy my pants in a bigger size, I think the increased weight causes other health problems. For example, my cholesterol is borderline too high. I hope that losing a few pounds, or at least watching what I eat will get this under control. I'd rather reduce my cholesterol with diet than start taking medicine. In addition, I've been getting more aches and pains lately. I'm not ready to admit that it could be old age. If I stop lugging these extra pounds around, I can reduce some of the stress on my body.
What's the plan? I've created this website to make myself accountable. If I write about it, then I have to do it. Maybe my experiences can help you too.
What am I going to do? I've enlisted the help of my daughter, Dr. Jamie Tripp. She has agreed to be my health coach and share her medical knowledge, so that together we can come up with common sense techniques to improve my eating and exercise habits. As I progress, I'll update my results in the left column.
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