New Year, New Start with a Healthier Lifestyle. Blog by Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York in Manhattan and Long Island.

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Millions of Americans every single year want to change their life by making it healthier. They want to eat better, exercise more, stop smoking, and/or lose weight.

The problem is that even with the best intentions most people aren’t able to keep their New Year’s Resolutions. As we all get back into our routines, some of those changes we wanted to make fall to the wayside.

Many of the people who come into our office post-holiday season are adamant about changing their life. They want to follow through with what they’ve read about and make efforts to be healthy.

For some, they want to see how plastic surgery can get them started on the right foot. For example, they may want liposuction, a facelift, breast implants, a tummy tuck, etc.

We love helping people start their new life of health. We want to be a partner with our patients to help them achieve their ideal look. However, we also want to be sure our patients aren’t just looking for a temporary fix. We want them to have a better chance at keeping the results long term.

The way to hold on to those aesthetic changes include:

  • Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Having goals that improve health overtime. Each time one goal is achieved another one should be set to work towards.
  • Tracking progress and results to keep you on track.
  • Working with someone who can help you stay accountable for the changes you’ve decided to make.
  • Trying something new when a change you’ve made before hasn’t been successful.

This is your life, and it’s your time to make lasting changes. The first thing you should do is conduct research to answer these questions:

  • What do I really want from being healthier?
  • What do I need to do to achieve it?
  • What are some small goals I need to reach along the way?
  • What are my challenges?
  • What are some ways to overcome them?
  • What’s the plan when/if I fall off track?

When you can answer all of these questions, you can start to commit yourself to the work you’ll need to do to implement new habits in your life. Just remember, it takes at least 28 days to change a habit. Give yourself time and patience because that is what will help you achieve long-term results.

More Information at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York

We would love to sit down with you to hear how you would like to implement plastic or cosmetic surgery into your new lifestyle. We want to support you along the way. Call us at our Manhattan or Commack, Long Island office for a free consultation.

Best wishes for your new life of health and happiness!

 

Reference:

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/breaking-bad-habits-in-28-days.html

*The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.