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Tips to Stay in Shape While You’re Stuck at Home

Much like must of the rest of Florida, Naples-based Gardner Plastic Surgery is not seeing patients in-office due to the stay-at-home order. But that does not mean that Drs. Paul Gardner and Leo Baccaro are unavailable! Valued patients can contact Gardner Plastic Surgery to ask any questions, resolve scheduling issues, or to set up a telehealth virtual consultation with either of the surgeons. Simply call 239-566-2611 and leave a message with our answering service.

Gardner Plastic Surgery is also pleased to offer you some tips on how to help you stay in shape while under Florida’s Covid-19 stay at home order. Read on to learn more.   

Exercise is Included as an “Essential Activity”

While the governor’s State of Emergency order encourages people to shelter in place by remaining in their homes, the order allows for the participation in recreational activities such as walking, hiking, biking, running, and swimming. So, by all means, take advantage of this by getting out and engaging in any of these activities at least once a day. Just be sure to follow the social distancing guidelines by not engaging in such activities within a large group and by maintaining at least six feet of space between yourself and other people. 

No Gym?—No Problem

While the lockdown has forced the closure of health clubs and gyms, there are plenty of exercises that you can do in your home that don’t require the use of all that specialized gym equipment. Combined with that daily walk, run or bike ride, the following exercises can help you burn calories, tone muscles, and increase flexibility:

  • Push-ups
  • Leg lifts
  • Toe Taps
  • Burpees
  • Step-ups
  • Planks
  • Seated dips
  • Pull-ups
  • Crunches
  • Bridges
  • Lunges
  • Air Squats

And there are plenty of others that you can add to your routine. Don’t know how to do these exercises? No problem as there are dozens of online guides. Here are a couple for your consideration:

There are also some helpful apps out there that you should consider! Here are two articles detailing numerous workout Apps, some free and some fee-based:

Equipment Can Up Your Game

If you do have some equipment, or can otherwise get a hold of some, it can up your game and add even more power and versatility to your workouts. Basic gear such as yoga mats, resistance bands, dumb bells, steppers, and jump ropes add dozens of other new exercises that can help you maintain and tone your physique. And, naturally, you can up the stakes even more if you have, or can get, serious equipment such as a rowing, elliptical, stepper, or universal machine.       

Gardner Plastic Surgery is Here for You

Any exercise is better than no exercise, so during this lockdown period at least try to stay active to the extent possible. And once this national emergency period passes, which it will, Gardner Plastic Surgery will again be available to help you achieve your aesthetic goals in person. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us for a virtual consultation!

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At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and labiaplasty.

Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark Walsh, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. Dr. Walsh participated in the prestigious plastic surgery training program at Duke University. He has also served as an invited reviewer and has provided expert commentaries for multiple surgical journals, including the highly regarded Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Andrew M. Bonett, MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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