#HipNJ stopped by Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s in Liberty State Park.
Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s is Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s largest fundraising event to support New Jersey families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.
Lisa Marie Latino sat with Ken Zaentz, president and CEO of Alzheimer’s New Jersey.
Kristin Davie, president of the Young Professionals Advisory Council for Alzheimer’s New Jersey, discussed the goals of the new council, as well as her personal experience with Alzheimer’s.
Giselle, the #WalkToFightALZ Jersey City ambassador, discusses her music and her personal connection to the day’s purpose. Hear her music here.
Russell Rothman, board chair of Alzheimer’s New Jersey, gives Latino information on upcoming Walks to Fight Alzheimer’s , which you can check out here.
To learn more about Alzheimer’s New Jersey, click here. Below, listen to some inspirational speeches from the exceptional day.
By now, you have seen the heartbreaking devastation Hurricane Harvey left in Texas. According to the National Weather Service, Harvey has set a record for total rainfall from a single tropical cyclone in the continental United States– a mind-blowing 48 inches has fallen so far, with more to come.
Here in New Jersey, there are many ways to help our brothers and sisters across the country. Here are a few ways to get involved with some kind-hearted Garden State initiatives:
New Jersey Blood Services
Adopt a Pet
New Jersey Hospital Association A 150 bed hospital in Texas has reached out to the NJHA looking for volunteer nurses for one to two weeks to fly down and be able to give their staff some relief. All expenses paid, but no salary (volunteer). They need 30 ICU nurses, 30 ED nurses and 30 med/surg/telemetry nurses.
Contact info for person at NJHA: Aline M. Holmes, DNP, MSN, RN Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs New Jersey Hospital Association (t)609-275-4157 AHolmes@NJHA.com
Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties
Spotlight On: Sandy survivor plans to open home for Harvey victims.
Guy Madsen owns two homes in Seaside Heights. They are usually empty once Columbus Day rolls around, but he plans to allow victims of Hurricane Harvey to live in them for free.
Spotlight On: Pa., N.J. volunteers mobilize for Harvey relief in Texas.
New Jersey dispatched 16 of its Task Force 1 members on Sunday, as well as three New Jersey State Police personnel, according to Laura Connolly, spokeswoman for the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.
Our thoughts are with you, Houston.
For those of us who enjoy an active Jersey lifestyle, resting can make us restless. But after a major surgical cosmetic procedure like breast augmentation, taking it easy is mandatory, and failing to heed the doctor’s orders can have serious consequences. #HipNJ has all you need to know.
What Could Go Wrong?
- You might disrupt the healing process. Your body thinks of surgery as a traumatic injury. You’ll experience bruising, swelling, and pain – all of which are normal with any type of injury. While these side effects are often unpleasant, they are an important part of the healing process. Doing too much too soon may not only set back your recovery, it could also cause a major complication, such as internal bleeding, hematomas, or infection.
- You may strain your muscles. According to a post from by Daniel Bortnick on RealSelf.com, your body interprets breast augmentation similarly to a pulled pectoral muscle. And much like you wouldn’t run on a sprained ankle, he says, you shouldn’t attempt to exercise with an injured chest. This is especially true for those who have implants placed under the muscle, rather than over.
- You could seriously screw up the results. Overusing your pectoral muscles after surgery can create a situation that compromises your results. This is because overusing your arm or chest muscles after surgery can lead to tears in the capsule of the breast – the pocket holding the implant in place. This can result in capsular contracture – an often painful complication that causes the breasts to distort in shape and harden.
With that said, you shouldn’t be a couch potato either. Some activity is recommended during your recovery and can actually help you heal faster. Consider these tips:
- Choose workouts that exercise your lower body. Most surgeons recommend exercises that work your lower body, such as your legs, rather than your upper body after breast augmentation. Activities such as light walking are usually a safe bet the first few weeks following your surgery.
- Focus on baby steps. This is probably the hardest rule to follow. But the key is to adopt a graduated approach to recovery. Small gains, rather than big goals, should drive your workout routine.
- Avoid heavy lifting. According to the website of Dr. Sean Bidic, a breast augmentation surgeon serving South Jersey, you shouldn’t lift anything over 15 lbs. or engage in any activity that raises your heart rate above 100 beats per minute for the first 3 weeks after surgery.
- Listen to your body. Above all, listen to your body and don’t push yourself. The idea of “no pain, no gain” does not hold true when you are recovering from surgery. Take it slow, and always follow your surgeon’s advice.
Your Worry-Free Workout Plan
Start nonphysical work and light activity in 3 – 5 days.
This might include:
- Gentle arm stretches
- Normal daily activities such as showering
- Very light range of motion exercises
Return to light physical activity in 1-2 weeks.
This might include:
- Desk or office work
Resume most full lower body activities by 4 to 6 weeks.
This might include:
- Leg work (weights)
- Elliptical machines (without arms)
- Stationary bikes
- Lower abdominal exercises
Begin introducing upper body exercises at 8 weeks.
This might include:
- Strength training (upper and lower body)
Remember that these tips are just suggestions. The best way to protect yourself and your results after surgery is to develop a recovery plan with your plastic surgeon.