About

Welcome to Active Lifestyle and Wellness by Dr. Randy Provost.This is a project to help people feel better and be healthier through lifestyle and behavior. A physically active lifestyle is free medicine to treat and prevent a surprising spectrum of diseases. It is not too good to be true. A few basic but powerful healthy fitness behaviors really work. Here are some of the reasons that a doctor would write this blog.

• In addition to multiple health benefits, physically active people just feel better.
Sedentary lifestyle is among the most serious and correctable health threats.
• We lose over $190 billion dollars a year in preventable US health care costs due inactivity and poor diet. It goes over $400 billion when figuring in the added costs of lost economic productivity due to the same illnesses.
• It’s costly, but also deadly. Experts estimate up to 300,000 preventable deaths annually. Epidemiologists tell us that diseases from inactivity and overnutrition are dominant killers. If we don’t change this today’s youth may be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents.
Active Lifestyle and Wellness offers posts in six categories promoting healthy fitness behaviors.

BUILDING AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE: 
A how to section for building a personal healthy fitness system.

WHAT’S MY MOTIVATION?
Motivational ideas to help keep up your momentum.

LITERATURE FOR THE LAYMAN: Literature for the layman, reports on the science of healthy exercise.

FACILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES:
Jackson County North Carolina facilities and opportunities for active lifestyles.

FITNESS PHOTO OF THE MONTH:
Healthy fitness photo of the month submitted by readers depicting active lifestyles.

GUEST COMMENTARY:
Input from authorities on fitness, healthy lifestyles and medicine as well as quotes from the fitness literature.

WHAT’S NEW? The inaugural posting of Active Lifestyle and Wellness features something in each of the six categories.
WHAT’S COMING? New entries will be posted weekly or more in at least one category.

*THIS BLOG OFFERS A GREAT DEAL OF EXERCISE AND FITNESS INFORMATION
IF YOU ARE NOT ACCUSTOMED TO EXERCISE OR HAVE CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS, SEE YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING, CHANGING OR INCREASING EXERCISE. THE BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ARE EXTENSIVE, BUT YOUR PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES MAY LIMIT WHAT YOU SHOULD DO.*

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After graduating from the Medical College of Ga. in 1980, Dr. Provost completed a flexible internship in Greenville, SC. He then served as a Flight Surgeon in the US Air Force. He was the Military Airlift Command Flight Surgeon of the Year in 1982. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and served as chief resident in internal medicine at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC. Since 1988, he has practiced general internal medicine at the Sylva Medical Center in Sylva NC. Years spent treating diseases caused or worsened by physical inactivity inspired by Dr. Provost’s belief that promoting a more physically active culture is one of today’s major health issues.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you, Dr. Provost, for taking the time to establish this web site. i read the whole thing thinking how easy it is to just “sit” and read it. Over the years I have been very active but have found, as I get older, it is so easy to procrastinate when it comes to “planned” exercise. Truly, I am very motivated right now and being retired, I have no excuse for not following through. If one has a partner to share a routine, it is a big plus. I feel that every patient should have a required prescription to read this as it makes you sit up and take notice. Hopefully, it will encourage folks to take more interest in their long term well being. I, for one, want to be around for a long time yet with a good quality of life.

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    • Bobbie, Thanks for the generous comments. You are a great example of what an active lifestyle can do to keep us vigorous and healthy. Randy

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  2. Dr. Provost

    Thanks for your time & effort to develop this web site. I’m going to give it a good effort and enjoy the benefits of it. I’m sure that I’ll never match your times.

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    • Thanks Bob. Hope you find something of interest here and perhaps some measure of encouragement in maintaining active good health. Randy

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