Overall health and wellness plays a major part in the results that can be achieved with plastic surgery. Plastic surgeons can enhance a patient’s appearance, but it’s up to the patient to maintain results. In addition to performing plastic surgery procedures like liposuction and tummy tucks, plastic surgeons should educate patients on health and wellness. In fact, Southern Plastic Surgery has partnered with Daryl Madison, ACE certified personal trainer and creator of the Chair-A-Cise workout program, to help patients with diet and exercise programs. It’s important to keep in mind that maintaining a healthy lifestyle will not only benefit you, it will also teach your children healthy habits for their future.
However, encouraging healthy habits can be tough for parents because kids don’t seem to like anything that’s healthy (i.e.- health foods and exercise), which is why we suggest making it fun for them. Making healthy meals exciting for your children to eat can also help you stick with the program too. Choose foods with a variety of colors—not only will it encourage your children to eat, but the most nutritious foods are typically the most colorful (take fruits and veggies for example).
Just like planning a healthy meal, it’s also important to make exercise fun for your children. In fact, it is best not to even refer to it as “exercise” in front of the kids. Instead, plan “fun, outdoor activities”. Spring is the perfect time to get the family outdoors and moving. The temperature is neither too hot nor too cold, and the sun sets later. Here’s a list of ideas for spring family fun:
- Incorporate a family walk into your dinner routine. (Some say to go before dinner to help curb your appetite, while others say a walk after dinner will help digestion. Let your family decide what works best for your routine.)
- Visit the park.
- Play a sport that your family enjoys. Soccer, basketball, kickball, baseball, or a game of catchhave great cardiovascular benefits.
- Go for a hike and take a picnic lunch. (Be sure to prepare a healthy lunch and take lots of water!)
- Ride bikes.
- Jump rope.
- Fly a kite on a breezy, spring day.
- Plant a vegetable garden together. (This gets your family off the couch and provides healthier food choices for later.)
There are so many ways to get your family active, and most of the activities mentioned above are relatively cheap (if not free). These activities don’t just help you get the family active, they will also help your family form a stronger bond.
Hopefully, you’ll find these family health and wellness tips helpful and enjoy spring activities with your family. If you’re interested in learning more about the plastic surgery procedures that Dr. David Whiteman offers at Southern Plastic Surgery, visit my website and keep reading my blog.
Time after time we make New Year’s resolutions with the goal of improving our lives within the next year. We have the best intentions in thinking this year will be different: we will get our finances straightened out this year; we will start exercising and eating healthier this year, etc. With the help of Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman and personal trainer Daryl Madison, this year can be different. Dr. Whiteman believes diet and exercise go hand in hand with plastic surgery because they both enhance quality of life. Daryl, the founder of Atlanta personal training company Lifestyle fitness and developer of the Chair-A-Cise workout program, has been helping to enhance the lives of Atlantans for nearly a decade.
As one could probably guess, diet and weight loss resolutions are at the top of many 2011 resolution lists. One problem with these resolutions is that most people are unsure where to start. When people start a workout program, they are either afraid to do too much and don’t do enough, or over-do it the first day, making the next few workouts harder than they should be. If you want to get in shape this year, we suggest starting at your doctor’s office. It is important to know what physical shape you are in before you start a new work out program. Once you speak to your doctor, find a program that will ease you into a routine: a progressive system like Daryl’s Chair-A-Cise fitness program may be a good place to start.
Chair-A-Cise is suitable for people of all ages and all fitness levels. More experienced athletes can simply add weight to increase their workout. Daryl suggests that beginners start out with no (or minimal) weight. There are four DVDs in the Chair-A-Cise program: the original Chair-A-Cise, Chair-A-Cise 2, Chair-A-Cise Abs, and Chair-A-Cise Turbo. Each of these DVDs can be purchased on the Chair-A-Cise website, individually or as a package. While the Chair-a-cise package is an investment, Daryl reminds his client that it’s easier to stay motivated about exercise when you incorporate multiple routines into your workout plan.
If your diet is also in need of a little revision, Daryl also has a selection of 3 day, 6 day, and 10 week quick weight loss plans to jump-start your healthy lifestyle this year. Dr. Whiteman recommends Chair-A-Cise to plastic surgery patients who are looking for an easy to follow workout routine or just a better way to get in shape. Because plastic surgery patients must take time to rest after surgery their fitness routines are often interrupted. Chair-A-Cise can help them ease back into regular exercise after a major procedure (after a board certified plastic surgeon gives them permission to commence).
So this is your year to redeem yourself by sticking to your resolutions. If your resolutions are to get rid of wrinkles or reclaim your pre-baby body, be sure to contact Dr. Whiteman’s office to schedule your consultation for facial rejuvenation, facelift, or mommy makeover surgery. For more information on plastic surgery procedures Dr. Whiteman offers, please visit his website and keep reading the blog for health and wellness and plastic surgery news.