By Mary Lee Peters MD | March 25, 2011
Summer seems to be an ideal time for setting personal fitness goals. When the days are long and the sun is out Seattelites seem to have lots of energy and see that much is possible. I have long been a fan of triathlons, especially the Danskin. The terrific thing about the Danskin is that there are women of all ages and sizes who have just decided to get more fit. The idea of the race seems to be for the many participants to have a goal to work towards and have fun accomplishing that goal. It’s a helpful supportive environment that is about enjoying fitness, not competition.
Having a summer sporting goal such as a triathlon can be a good way to schedule exercise on a regular basis to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s helpful for weight loss, body toning, aerobic fitness and of course, fun.
Many of my patients are athletic and recognize that regular workouts are a critical part of feeling good about your body. Plastic surgery works best on those who maintain their fitness. For some, body contouring procedures can be a confidence lifting step that helps to motivate them for healthy choices.
I’ll be doing the Seafair and the Danskin triathlons this summer. Hope to see you there.