A healthy lifestyle is a great compliment to regular plastic surgery and is also required to fully maximize the benefits of any procedure. Exercise, proper nutrition, and happiness will help your new face glow.
New attributes will be enhanced.
Confidence will increase.
A new and improved you will be the result.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle is relatively easy. Most people don’t have to change much. They key is knowing a few basic things and then finding a routine that works.
Exercise can be used to improve physical condition, appearance, and mood. It’s the best thing you can do for your body and self. The following are some of the benefits of exercise:
- Decreased body fat
- Decreased blood pressure
- Increased muscle definition and tone
- Increased lung capacity
- Improved facial appearance and expressions
- Less anxiety and ill feelings
- Feelings of happiness
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends a balance of cardiorespiratory (cardio), resistance, flexibility, and neuro-motor exercises. A brief outline is as follows:
- Cardio- 3-5 sessions per week; 20-30 minutes per session
- Resistance- 2-3 sessions per week; 8-10 exercises that include all muscles groups
- Flexibility- 2-3 sessions per week; stretch all major muscle groups
- Neuro-motor- 2-3 sessions per week; 20-30 minutes per session
Use these recommendations to develop an exercise plan that fits your schedule and is enjoyable⎯exercise should always be fun. Know that overtraining can lead to problems and should be avoided.
Nutrition is one of the key elements of a healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition isn’t about following a strict diet that forces you to only eat certain foods. Identify healthy foods and choose the ones you like. The Healthy Eating Plate is a great place to start. It shows you what portions of whole grains, proteins, vegetables, fruits, and oils are most appropriate. It also emphasizes the importance of water and hydration.
Your happiness is unique. Only you know what works and what doesn’t. Keeping that in mind⎯ do what makes you happy. Spend time with people you enjoy. Build new relationships with people that interest you. Participate in fun activities. Your physical appearance will benefit as a result.
Regular plastic surgery and a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand. They act as perfect complements that improve your appearance and well being. They help you become the person you deserve to be. The resources listed in this article are ones that can get you going in the right direction. Use them and your board certified plastic surgeon’s recommendations to achieve maximum results. Your mind, body, and self will thank you.