You’ve had a surgical procedure performed, and you’re loving your new look. Your body looks great, and you are feeling more confident in your appearance. Cosmetic procedures can correct imperfections in your figure and give your body a slim, more contoured look, but maintaining those results does take some effort. The results of procedures like liposuction or abdominoplasty are long lasting as long as you maintain a stable weight and care for your health.
Consistent exercise is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Regularly performing medium- to high-intensity workouts energizes your body, keeps organs like your heart and lungs healthy, and helps maintain the slim contours of your figure. By engaging in a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise a day, of varying intensity levels, you can ensure that your arms stay toned, your tummy stays tight, and your thighs stay contoured.
Eat a Balanced Diet
Your body receives the nutrients needed to optimize organ function through a balanced diet. Proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals are all needed for your body to work effectively and efficiently. This balance can be affected by too much or too little of any one of these nutrients, and your body will work harder when it needs to find ways to compensate.
The easiest way to balance to your diet is to fill your plate with a rainbow of colors; this mix of vegetables, meats, and fruits provides most of the essentials your body needs. It is also important to focus on lean meats and fish and to reduce or limit your intake of sugars. If you are consistently consuming a balanced variety of healthy food, you can ensure that your body is performing optimally.
Be More Active In Your Everyday Tasks
Sometimes, it can be hard to fit a regular exercise routine into your busy schedule. But, you can add physical activity to your daily activities to make sure that you still get your body moving. Making small choices throughout the day can add 15 to 30 minutes of light to moderate activity to your daily routine. Instead of using the elevator, consider taking the stairs; take the long route to get to your office; if you have to stand somewhere to wait, try walking around the area. Continuous movement helps to support your new figure and also keeps your cardiovascular system healthy.
Choose an Active Hobby
Choosing a hobby that requires even moderate activity levels can help your body maintain its figure. If you’re not interested in jogging or running, consider low impact activities like yoga or hiking. Despite being performed at your own pace, these activities will help you maintain your figure. You can also gradually increase the difficulty level of these activities as you progress to different levels of fitness.
For more information about procedures to tighten and contour your body, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Boll by calling our office at 480-800-8295.