Stay Hydrated This Winter | Stay Healthy| Look BetterPosted on June 5, 2017
When it comes to our skin, as well as our health, hydration is an absolute must. As the days get colder, even in Southern California, the changes in our skin and body become evident. According to a recent online article the winter is a likely time for people to overlook the need to drink plenty of water. Although the sun may not be beating down on your face is still very important to stay hydrated. The article gave some ideas to help increase the amount of hydration you are getting on a daily basis. Fruit is an excellent way to increase your intake of fluids. Fruits and vegetables are packed with water, according to Angela Ginn, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the high water content in fruits and veggies helps to make you feel more full thus satisfying youth less calories. In the colder months its good idea to fill a tumbler with warm tea to sip on throughout the day. This not only keeps the body warm but certainties like black tea and green tea have been reported to have many health benefits. When the time comes around it is suggested that decaf should be consumed in the afternoon rather than caffeinated beverages. Caffeine is a diuretic which simply put means that it is dehydrating. Try fresh air or brisk walk to substitute for caffeinated drinks. Train yourself to drink full glass of water before each meal. Not only is this an excellent habit but it also may help you eat less during your meal. Dr. Kim advises patients as we enter the winter months to consider liposuction if they are still battling small areas of fat especially in abdomen and lower back areas. Liposuction with Dr. Kims artistic talent and surgical skill provides a true waist enhancement for patients who have problems with this area. Dr. Kim advises patients that it becomes much more comfortable in the winter to wear the compression garment that is recommended following liposuction in order to help re-drape the skin for a smooth and aesthetically pleasing result. Patients who are considering liposuction are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim and schedule a consultation.