Whew – it’s FINALLY
summer. Summer solstice was last Friday and thankfully Mother Nature cooperated
by ushering out a gloomy Spring and its rain and clouds with glorious sun! With
the weather finally cooperating, we’re starting to embrace all of the things we
love about summer in Fairfield County, CT: weekend beach days, patio dining
(wherever and whenever we can!) and the many ways to get active outdoors.
As many of my patients know, I’ve been a life-long fitness junkie, transitioning from running and triathlons in my 20’s and 30’s to serious strength training and fitness competition in the past decade, supplemented by summer bike rides and long walks with my dog Jack by the river. One thing I know for sure at my wise age of 60 is that there is absolutely no substitute for the mental, physical and aesthetic benefits one derives from physical activity.
I notice the differences
in myself when I am not able to get my regular weight workouts in. And after
years of experience interacting with patients who make fitness and healthy
living a priority and those who do not, I can easily spot the benefits of
dialing up your fitness. Even though I am a skilled, board certified plastic
surgeon and I’ll deliver exceptional results based on your aesthetic goals, there
is no doctor around that can give you what regular workouts, strength training and
a protein rich, balanced diet can do for you, especially as you age.
The benefits for those
of us 50+ are even more impactful. If possible, we must incorporate regular,
weight bearing exercise several times each week to counteract the natural
shrinking of our bones and muscle. Ever wonder why the elders in your family just
kept getting shorter and shorter as they aged? Yes, genetics play a part but our
elders also didn’t have the knowledge we do about the benefits of weight
bearing exercise and protein. One way to counteract the genes you were dealt is to pick up the
weights, even light ones, and get curling those biceps! AND, feed that engine with higher amounts if
protein than ever before to combat muscle sarcopenia and boost diminishing
To celebrate healthy
living and fitness, I thought I’d kick off the summer celebration we’re having
here at our office in Westport, CT (check out our upcoming specials)
with a list
of some of my favorite places to get sweaty and fueled for a fantastic looking
and well-lived life around Fairfield County:
Down Under – paddle boarding is a great workout.
Fairfield Hot Yoga – yoga is good for every body at every age!
The Edge – you might run into me
at the Norwalk location. It’s my go-to for
– group fitness, tennis, squash and dance
Quest – a uniquely-designed combo of ballet,
yoga, and circuit training
Granola Bar – healthy food for dine in or takeout
Equinox – stunning new
Compo Beach, Fairfield Beach or Weed Beach in Darien – run, walk, swim…then
The glow, the
confidence, the overall way a fit person carries him or herself is noticeable
and impacts all areas of life. Schedule a consultation with me to see how our
many surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures can support you in your
goals for looking, living and feeling fantastic!