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With spring in full swing, you’re probably already looking ahead to summer with open arms. An influx of warm, humid air can work wonders for your mood, skin and activity level. Once summer arrives you will likely choose to spend as much time as possible outdoors.

Diets and exercise routines also pick up during this season. Because you soon will put on swimsuits, you have extra motivation to get rid of those few extra pounds that you acquired over the winter.

Fortunately, in Chicago, the things to do and sites to see are abundant — some would say nearly endless. If you remain dedicated to healthier living, it won’t take long before you achieve your weight loss goals. If you’re wondering where to begin, look no further than Whole Beauty’s fitness routines for spring.

Outdoor Exercise Routines

Spring Fitness Exercises ChicagoAs the temperature rises, more and more people will head to the Lake Michigan shoreline to either relax on the beach or take part in the array of activities that are underway. If you’d rather exercise outside than do a workout indoors, Lake Michigan is the perfect place to get in shape.

Volleyball nets will be of good use in the warmer weather, giving you the chance to burn calories while engaging in some competition. The trails that line the lake are also perfect for bikers, runners and walkers alike. When the water loses its chill, you might even be able to take a swim.

The Chicago Botanic GardenThe Chicago Botanic Garden is one of our favorite places to visit in the spring. This is one of the world’s great gardens and attracts international visitors. You can easily reach the garden by bike paths and there is plenty of safe dedicated bicycle parking. Stroll through the extensive gardens and have lunch on the outdoor terrace overlooking the lagoons. If you live in the city you can take the Metra Union Pacific North Line to the Braeside Station; from there it is a short walk to the garden entrance. This beautiful, serene environment is the perfect motivator to start living a fuller and healthier life.

Spring Meal Plans

Spring Fitness Meal Plans ChicagoBecause springtime has a natural tendency to pull you outdoors, it’s easy to spend your time enjoying many of the outdoor restaurants that open in the spring. As delicious as the food may be, eating out frequently won’t do much to help you lose those extra pounds.

You can get off to a fresh start by making healthy meals at home, but if you’re still looking for some springtime excitement, you can purchase ingredients that are new to the season. Asparagus, avocados, mangos, leeks and pineapples all start to make regular appearances in supermarkets during this time of year and can be a great addition to the meals you have planned.

Cosmetic Finishing Touches

Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction, Performed on the Thighs, Knees & Lower Abdomen

Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction, Performed on the Thighs, Knees & Lower Abdomen.

Healthy eating and regular exercise are a great start to looking and feeling your best, but they don’t always result in the body you desire. Natural aging can make it difficult to lose fat in certain areas, and your skin can have trouble tightening with the loss in weight.

To put the finishing touches on your body, cosmetic rejuvenation with Dr. Cook can help. Procedures like liposuction, SculpSure, Body Tite, tummy tuck, fat transfers and breast enhancement can improve the contours of your body.

When you consult with Dr. Cook, you can learn more about the treatment options available to you, and he can suggest the procedures that will benefit you the most. Based on the characteristics you present, Dr. Cook can sculpt regions of your body with a careful attention to artistic line and natural form.

Improve your lifestyle with diet, exercise and cosmetic procedures with Dr. Cook. Call 312-751-2112 to learn more or to schedule a consultation at Whole Beauty® Institute.