It is ironic that my weight loss patients frequently ask me to play games on Facebook. So here is a game I want to play: get a Nike Fuelband, connect with me on the Fuelband.

We forget to play in this modern world. Growing up when you played you went outside with your friends, and ran all around. We didn’t have a group of friends who all held their hand held device – we talked to each other. We ran, we didn’t need to exercise, we did it by living. So, instead of sitting in front of a computer and playing whatever new game is out there- get the Fuelband, turn off the computer, and get active.

Here are a few things I discovered with the Nike Fuelband.

(a) I like their Nike Fuelpoints better than calories or steps – there is a complex relationship to activity here, but it works quite well.

(b) One morning I played 18 holes of golf.  In the afternoon my wife went to the store and so I played hard with my son (then 2).  Turns out I used more Nike Fuelpoints with that than golf (and it felt like it).  Nike responded “Life is a sport, and being a dad is part of it.”

So you want to play a game- lets see who can get more physicial!

Just Do It

Dr. Terry Simpson About Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and received his MD. Dr. Simpson, a renowned weight loss surgeon, is a leading advocate of culinary medicine. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit www.terrysimpson.com.


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