Is there still time to get your beach body?

May 13, 2013

There's still time to get your beach body this year!
There's still time to get your beach body this year!

Did summer creep up on you this year? In many places, the cooler temperatures lasted a long time, and this may have made it difficult for some people to motivate themselves to get their "beach body" in shape. If you want a flat tummy and toned muscles before you hit the sand this summer, then here are a few tips to help you get in shape as quickly as possible.

Maximize your metabolism
If you are looking to lose a few more pounds before July or August gets here, then you should be focusing on your metabolism. How many calories you take in and burn between now and the dog days of summer will make all the difference. If you are exercising frequently, try to schedule your meals before or after a workout. This is beneficial because your body will either burn up the extra energy while you are at the gym, or it will continue to burn the food you consume as you come down from your fitness routine.

Additionally, try to eat your biggest meals earlier in the day, rather than late at night. If you eat a lot right before you go to bed, your body will enter its "rest mode," meaning it won't be burning up those calories. However, if you eat a big breakfast or early lunch, you'll have the whole day to expend energy.

Turn up your skin regimen
A slim waistline is the target for many, but others are worried more about making their skin look beautiful and youthful during the longest days of the year. It's important to step up your skin routine, as you'll likely be spending more time outside. Use plenty of suntan lotion and moisturizer to keep wrinkles at bay. You can also prevent facial lines by visiting a cosmetic surgeon for a Botox treatment. This aesthetic medicine works by "freezing" certain muscles that are responsible for the wrinkles that form around our mouths, brows or eyes.

It's not too late for plastic surgery
Looking for something with longer-lasting results? It's not too late to undergo a plastic surgery procedure if you are hoping to reveal your new look by the time beach season arrives. Many cosmetic surgery treatments such as hair transplantation, breast augmentation and liposuction require a few weeks of rest to get back in shape, which means you'll still have time to enjoy the warmer weather once you've recovered.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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