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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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