Dr Sam Sukka - December 2019

RUNNING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND Tips for Running and Jogging in Cold Weather An Action-Packed Workout in Half the Time

Maybe you love the majesty of a winter’s morning, or maybe you just hate the treadmill. Whatever your reason is for wanting to run or jog outside in the dead of winter, remember to take the proper precautions before stepping out. Runners face challenges during the winter that they don’t face any other time of year. If you want to experience the winter safely, there are a few things to keep in mind. WARM UP INSIDE FIRST. If you’re planning on braving the snow and frigid temperatures, try to spend 10–15 minutes warming up before you walk out your front door. Cold weather naturally tightens muscles and joints, so stretching your limbs in a heated environment is a good way to ensure maximum comfort and minimum risk of injury when you’re running in the cold. WEAR SHOES WITH TRACTION. If your favorite running path is covered with snow and ice, you should consider finding a different route. But, if you can’t resist

going down your beaten path, then you need to make sure your shoes are up to the challenge. If your running shoes have worn soles, then you’ll need to get a new pair with soles that will grip the ground better before stepping out on the ice. Regardless of how amazing your shoes are, remain vigilant about where you’re stepping. DRESS DOWN A LAYER. Yes, it is cold outside, but your body will naturally warm up as you run, just like it would with any other physical activity. Think of what you would normally wear to stay comfortable in the cold, and then wear one less layer when you’re running. Of course, you should keep other weather elements in mind as well, such as wind, rain, and snow, when you’re picking out your running clothes. Finally, if a day is particularly cold, snowy, or windy, don’t force yourself outside for the sake of your health. Sometimes, a good bowl of soup and a roaring fire can be just as physically satisfying as a run outside. an individual basis. Some patients say their targeted muscles already feel stronger after their first treatment. CoolTone technology offers up to 50% more magnetic power than any of its leading competitors, so it targets and works the muscle with more intensity. It has been FDA- approved for use on the abdominal area, buttocks, and thigh areas, with the intention to increase the number of muscle groups in the future. The best part about this procedure is that, like CoolSculpting, it’s entirely noninvasive. That means there’s absolutely no down time after the procedure is done. So you can drop in for your 30-minute treatment and then continue your day as normal. We’re excited to be able to offer this brand-new technology to our patients on their journeys to become their best selves. Call our office today to find out if the muscle-defining magic of CoolTone is right for you.

COOLTONE The Innovative New Service in Our Clinic Service of the Month

While CoolSculpting uses low temperatures to freeze and kill fat cells in your body, CoolTone helps strengthen and tone your muscles. It uses magnetic muscle stimulation, which means it shoots electromagnetic energy into the muscle to cause involuntary contractions. When muscles contract, the muscle fibers are strengthened. It’s the same thing your muscles do naturally when you target them with specific physical exercises. But now, you can let CoolTone work your muscles for you from the ease and comfort of a resting position. The result is stronger, firmer, and more-defined muscles over the course of about four treatments within two weeks, although treatment plans vary on

We’re excited to announce The Clinic for Plastic Surgery is one of the very first facilities in the country to offer the brand- new CoolTone service to our paitents. Brought to you by the same company that created CoolSculpting, CoolTone may have the word “cool” in it, but it functions very differently than its sister product and produces different results.

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