With 2015 already upon us, you’ve likely already began your New Year’s resolution(s). If you’re like most people, your aspirations include improving yourself by losing weight or eating healthier. However, there are a lot of little things that you can do that also benefit your long-term physical and mental health.
In an effort to ensure that you enjoy a fulfilled 2015, consider doing the following:
Wear a Pedometer
Walking is the easiest form of exercise, and it helps to lower blood pressure and balance cholesterol levels. Various studies have shown that wearing a pedometer encourages you to walk more than you regularly would.
Don’t Overindulge on Vitamin Supplements
Many people are very enthused about taking all kinds of vitamin supplements these days. However, getting your vitamins from food and drinks is still the best way to get the nutrients your body needs. Taking a multivitamin on a daily basis is fine, but don’t completely rely on it to make up for nutrition that you don’t consume naturally.
Decrease Sugar Intake
Collagen is the connective tissue in the skin responsible for keeping it tight and elastic. Sugar can have a negative effect on collagen through a process known as glycation. This process occurs when sugar enters the bloodstream and attaches to proteins, which forms new molecules that permanently damage collagen in the skin.
Consider Cosmetic Treatment
Whether you’re looking for subtle improvements or a more dramatic transformation, there are a variety of cosmetic procedures available to give you the confidence you deserve. For example, skin resurfacing can improve imperfections such as dark spots and fine lines, fat transfer can eliminate stubborn fat and use it to enhance other areas of the body, and tummy tuck surgery can improve the abdominal region. Click here to see all of the cosmetic procedures we offer.
We hope you have a fantastic 2015 and look forward to seeing you soon! To schedule a consultation with Dr. Carlton Scroggins, please call (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form today.