5 Tips to Get Your Body Ready For the Summer

With summer quickly upon us, and temperatures in the Valley already hitting the high 90’s, here are some tips to help you feel confident and look fabulous this summer.

PERFORM SIDE PLANKS, DAILY 

For a stronger, more well-defined core incorporate the Side Plank. The Side Plank is the safest and most effective core-strengthening exercise. The Side Plank primarily targets the oblique muscles on each side of the body. To lose the “love handles” you have to work the obliques. However, this is a full-body exercise that also trains the muscles in your hips, chest, and shoulders. The lumbar spine is designed for stability, not mobility, so repeated moving of the vertebrae in ways they are not designed (as in ab crunches) can predispose you to back pain and possibly even lead to injury, such as a herniated disc.

There are plenty of Side Planks variations to meet everyone’s needs. The Side Plank can be challenging for both the beginner and the athlete. For example, the Side Plank can be made easier by bending and keeping the knees on the floor, or it can be made more challenging by performing a Side Plank with leg lift or you can incorporate a Side Plank Knee to Elbow Crunch, or Side Plank Rotations – performing a side plank on one side, then a regular forward facing plank, then a side plank on the other side.  Here are a few examples: 

WATCH WHAT YOU EAT (Literally)

Studies show that when people ate unhealthy food in front of a mirror, they consumed about ⅓  less of that food. This is because looking at yourself while eating a food you know you shouldn’t be eating causes psychological discomfort. By placing a mirror in front of you as you eat, you can break bad eating habits and strengthen positive eating habits. Watching yourself eat the healthier option can feel good, be satisfying and motivating. 

LET GO OF CARBS

Cutting out processed and starchy carbohydrates from your diet can help you control cravings, cut sodium levels, and help you stay away from unnecessary preservatives which can lead to water retention and bloating. Take a look at the ingredients of the foods you eat. If it contains an abundance of ingredients, especially ones you cannot pronounce, try and stay clear of it. Find out what fruits and vegetables are in season for a guilt-free snack.

DRINK MORE WATER AND LESS ALCOHOL

Assess how much alcohol you consume every week and try to identify days or instances where you can cut back. Decreasing the amount of alcohol you consume will help you reduce the number of calories you consume. Believe it or not, an easy way to get rid of excess water weight is to drink lots of water. You should aim to drink at least half your body weight in ounces each day to stay hydrated and increase your fat-burning potential.

STAND UP TALL 

An easy trick to look up to 10 pounds thinner is as simple as changing your posture. By slumping over, you appear shorter and wider. Standing up straight and engaging your core does more than just change your appearance, it can help relieve headaches, back pain, and help minimize the degeneration of the disks, joints, and cartilage.

Best in health,

Drs. Woolston

Weight Management

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Losing weight isn’t easy; and maintaining a healthy body weight takes effort and discipline. So if you need professional help with weight management, the team at Woolston Wellness Center is here to help. We offer a range of weight management services and solutions to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

A Personalized Approach

We understand that no two people are alike. That’s why we take the time to design personalized weight management programs. Together, we’ll develop a plan designed to help you maintain a healthy weight for your body. And whether your program involves cutting calories or simply substituting some key ingredients and components of your diet, we’ll be on hand to offer the support you need as you work to do what’s best for your health.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE…

We Now Offer the Breakthrough Technological  Support in Weight Loss: Body Sculptingnow here

WHAT IS THE CONTOUR LIGHT BODY SCULPTING TREATMENT?

CONTOUR LIGHT BODY SCULPTING helps target stubborn areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Non-surgical weight loss that produces same day results, rejuvenating the body and tightening the skin.

We Have the Technology that Allows You to Lose Fat at the Speed of Light with the Non-Invasive Fat Reduction System, and IT WORKS!

Using the power of the latest LED (Light Emitting Diode) Light Therapy, Contour Light is the natural and healthy way to inch loss on the waist, hips, thighs and arms. The non-invasive body contouring is currently the highest in-demand aesthetic treatment, caused by an increased public awareness of the non-surgical options to reduce unwanted fat on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and chin. Clinical studies have proven that exposure to 635nm light causes a stimulation of the subcutaneous (under the skin) fat cells, resulting in the release of triglycerides into the interstitial region of the body. This requires the proper balance within a person’s system to efficiently process the excess fatty acids. Light therapy is not new. It has been used for many ailments ranging from chronic pain to wound healing. What is new is light being used to target fat cells. After adipose (fat) cells are exposed to this specific wavelength, 99% of the fat is released from the cells. The result is inch loss and impressive spot reduction anywhere on the body including the waistline, bra bulge, buttocks, thigh area and even the arms. This technique works anywhere there is excessive fat deposits.

Before and Afterbody-contouring2

before afterarm sculpting

 

So What Happens To The Fat? 

The laser penetrates beneath your skin, targeting the subcutaneous fat cells without risking damage to your organs. This stimulation opens pores in the fat cells breaking down its contents and allowing the fat to escape–a process known as lipolysis – a natural metabolic process that breaks down the fat cell in the form of triglycerides. Triglycerides are broken down and naturally metabolized by the body. This process is greatly enhanced by adding Whole Body Vibration and interval training the day of the treatment.

The Contour Light technology Delivers Measurable Results In As Little As One To Three Treatments. We guarantee that you will loose 2″ during your first session, or it is free! Have you done everything to lose those unsightly fat bulges including regular exercise, a healthy diet and weight loss plans, and nothing has worked? If so, then you are in the right place.

Contour Light will help you lose inches in the areas on your body that are resistant to diet and exercise. The best part about the Contour Light Treatment is that there are No side effects! There is No bruising, swelling, burning, pain or anesthesia required. No Pain – No Surgery – No Downtime

If you would like some help managing your weight, we’re on hand to offer the guidance you need. Call today to schedule a consultation.