Today, many people find it more challenging than ever to maintain a healthy weight and body shape. Routine exercise is critical to keep in shape and lead a balanced life. Whether you are preparing for or healing from a surgical procedure, Dr. David Dreyfuss has committed to helping you attain your cosmetic goals, safely and effectively. Here are some workout tips his team has assembled to help you exercise in confined spaces at home.

1. Squats

Ask any personal trainer, and they’ll tell you squats are an effective workout. They’re excellent for strengthening the hamstrings and quadriceps muscles and toning up the core and buttocks. If you have dumbbells, you can make squats more advanced, but even without the added weight, you’ll see a difference.

2. Mountain Climbers

This challenging indoor cardio exercise is ideal for those who are starting an at-home workout regimen. It is an excellent workout for the core and legs. Start in a high plank position, then run one knee toward your elbow, then back — alternate motion between your legs at a vigorous pace.

3. Burpees

Some call these “ups-and-downs.” They’re a useful exercise for elevating your heart rate and building muscle. Start in a standing position with your legs shoulder-width apart. Push your hips back, bend your knees, and lower your body into a squat. Put your hands flat on the floor, then jump your feet back to softly land on the balls of your feet in a plank position. Your body should form a straight line from your head to your heels. Jump your feet back up to your hands, then explosively jump into the air with your arms over your head.

4. High-Lows

This simple, but effective, exercise is also a great stretch. Touch the air in a standing position with your feet at shoulder width, then bend down and touch your toes. Repeat.

5. Shadow Boxing

If you have a full-length mirror, box yourself. If you don’t, box a wall or air. Believe it or not, this is a tough workout that requires no equipment or gloves. Be sure to move your feet and hips, and quickly throw short jabs and crosses. If you have a sparring partner, be careful.

6. Stair Climb

If you live in an apartment complex, going up and down the steps is a great workout that you can manage in intensity, like jogging or walking. Walking briskly up and downstairs will elevate your heart rate immediately.

7. Push-Ups

The best bodyweight workout in history is the pushup. There’s a reason the military has used this exercise for centuries. It works out almost every body part and is simple to do, especially in cramped spaces.

8. Planks

Like the pushup, planks naturally lend themselves to small spaces. They are practical body toning exercises for the core, chest, and upper arms — perfect for maintaining tummy tuck and liposuction results. Get into a push-up position, then rest your upper body on your forearms and elbow instead of your hands while keeping your back straight. Strive to hold that position for a specific timeframe, like 30 seconds or a minute. Repeat for sets.

When Is Working out Safe After Plastic Surgery?

Recovery after plastic surgery varies from patient to patient, procedure to procedure. Most individuals are ready to resume exercise four to six weeks after their operation, but Dr. Dreyfuss will inform you when it’s OK. To learn more, contact us today to schedule your consultation.

People who want to live right – eat right. A healthy diet is an essential part of living a healthier, longer, and more fulfilled life. The best foods to put into your system are those in their most natural form. These are known as whole foods. They will keep your body healthy, happy, and away from harmful preservatives.

Whole foods deliver the nutrition and energy necessary to keep your body running at optimal levels. It also helps keep your skin looking young and radiant.

Nutritious Body Cleansers

Processed foods are chock-full of toxins that lead to life-threatening diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. But eating whole foods will cleanse your body from harmful toxins while increasing vital nutrients and vitamins essential for healthy skin.

Internal organs like adrenals, thyroid, kidneys, liver, and intestines work together to keep your body operating at its highest levels. When introducing massive amounts of unhealthy, processed foods, these organs may become overtaxed and unable to filter out all toxins. This overload may cause a hormonal imbalance causing breakouts and problematic skin conditions. When the thyroid is overburdened, it can cause your skin to become dry and flaky. When the intestines don’t do their job, your skin may become oily, thick, and blemished.

Vitamins and Minerals

Whole foods contain omega-3 fatty acids, niacin, silica, proteins, lycopene, and antitoxins like vitamin C and K2. These are beneficial substances which can restore collagen production, reduce inflammation, increase skin elasticity, smooth skin textures, and regenerate new skin cells.

How to Incorporate Whole Foods into your Diet

If you want to introduce these essential nutrients and minerals into your body, you can start by making good choices. Refrain from refined (enriched) grains and replace them with whole-grain foods whenever possible. Eat more vegetables, fruits, and beans rather than depending on supplements. Cook organic foods like range free chicken and eggs. Steam fresh vegetables instead of using unhealthy oils or margarine. Stay away from processed cheeses, meats, or breakfast foods like toaster pastries. Smoothies using fresh fruits, almond milk, and a recommended protein powder is a nutritious breakfast.

The Benefits of Whole Foods

If you are serious about improving your diet for a healthier lifestyle and clearer, more radiant skin, eating mainly whole foods is an excellent place to start. There is plenty of information online which will guide you into the Do’s and Don’ts of a whole food diet. Whole foods also help break down fat and cholesterol levels, which is good for your heart. When choosing what to eat, a simple rule is; “if man made it don’t eat it.” Choose foods that come out of the ground or meats that are humanely, and organically raised. Choosing the right foods will keep you more active, healthier, and looking great.

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