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Working it Out

Whatever our gender, we’re all so used to hearing about the health benefits of exercise that it might be shocking for some of you to learn that it took some time for that message to really make its mark in the medical community and elsewhere during the latter days of the 20th century. Fitness trendsetters such as the late Jack LaLanne helped spread the message that vigorous exercise was good for everybody, but women and sometimes even their doctors tended to be skittish. For centuries, a number of myths had been promulgated that scared women away. That finally ended once and for all in the late 1970s and early 1980s with the popularization of aerobics classics among women and a legendary set of videos starring actress Jane Fonda, who happens to be making some fairly rare public appearances this weekend in Hollywood at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival. (Thanks to exercise, an overall very healthy lifestyle, and maybe a little of the work of the best plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, she looks amazing at age 75.)

So, it seems like as good as any to remind our readers of the benefits, women and men alike, of exactly how healthy exercise is for us, in almost every way. Our board certified plastic surgeons at Beverly Hills Physicians would be the first to point out that liposuction might be great for removing stubborn deposits of fat that are resistant to vigorous exercise and a reduced calorie diet, but it’s no substitute for that a healthy exercise regimen. And those of you looking for the best weight loss surgeon in Southern California will no doubt be counseled on the need to use exercise as a thoughtful part of your new lifestyle following a bariatric surgery. An oustanding BHP podiatrist will also note the importance of keeping the muscles of the foot in proper shape and the importance of shedding excess pounds when it comes to preventing foot problems.

In other words, while it’s not exactly news these days that exercise is one of the best favors you can do for yourself for both your physical and mental well-being, it’s always been true that the really healthy people are the ones who exercise.

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