Four Simple Steps to Keep You and Your Family Healthy This Flu Season

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As we progress into  fall and winter, a change in wardrobe isn’t the only thing you have to worry about, you also have to take measures to protect your family’s health. Now that the cold and flu season has arrived, here are four steps you can take to help keep you and your family healthy.

Make sure everyone gets enough sleep.

Besides being well rested, adequate sleep promotes a feeling of overall well being. During the colder seasons the body is prone to more stress due to extreme weather changes. A lack of sleep can leave the body susceptible to viruses such as the flu.

Experimental studies show that there is a link between lack of sleep and the body’s immune system. The immune system is made up of a variety of cells. T-cells decrease when a person is sleep deprived. Yes, sufficient sleep allows the body to regenerate, repair and protect against outside complications. Are you experiencing problems getting to sleep, or staying that way? Make an appointment to see our BlueSleep experts.

Increase intake of healthy nutrients

The nutrients found in food nourishes the body and  the fuels the immune system. By feeding the body a variety of nutrients, especially healthy doses of good nutritious foods, it increases one’s energy, strengthens vital organs and helps the body process at normal. Speak with Dr. Jill Baron about the “Take Shape For Life” program, our physician guided weight-loss program. By making an effort to increase your intake of healthy nutrients you will be protecting your body against unwanted viruses.

Get your flu shots

The flu shot is essential for children, the elderly, and immuno-compromised individuals. However, even healthy people without a single complaint should do their part to prevent the spread of this frustrating and dangerous virus. While most healthy adults can ward off the flu after a few days’ rest, this virus can spell disaster for somebody who is already battling another illness. Contributing to herd immunity is a simple way to do your part in keeping you and your community safe.

Conveniently, you can get your flu shot the next time you stop by the New York Wellness & MediSpa. Whether you’re picking up another round of beauty essentials or coming in for a heart check-up, be sure to ask about getting your annual flu shot.

Take some time to yourself.

Are you a busy mom? Or maybe you find yourself in the office way too much? To adapt to seasonal changes, it’s imperative for you to take time to relax. Even if it’s just a few minutes a day, take some time to do absolutely nothing and meditate. If you have a little more time, come in for a massage or pick up some of our FAB® favorites and give yourself a facial.   This recharges you both mentally and physically. When your body is constantly on go mode, you’re likely to get stressed out, which isn’t good for your immune system.

During the cold and flu season, taking care of yourself is important. When you come to New York Wellness and Medispa, taking care of yourself never felt better.

What does Whole-Body Wellness Mean for You?

What does Whole Health ..

 “Holistic,” “natural,” and “homeopathy” all seem to be the words on peoples’ tongues these days. We’re entering a new age of integrative healthcare, aiming for whole-body wellness for all. However, people (even those who are usually health-minded!) find themselves confused by concepts thrown out by health publications. What is whole-body wellness, and what does it mean for you?

 Whole-body wellness investigates the multifaceted factors in a person’s life, and aims to balance lifestyle changes, conventional medicine, and complementary services (like mental health or specialist referrals for those with chronic illnesses) in order to optimize an individual’s health and quality of life. This sounds exhausting to many, but wellness is a journey of small yet continuous steps. You cannot change your life overnight — but you can certainly scale a great number of frustrating wellness hurdles, given proper guidance and time.

 You might be wondering what might qualify as guidance, or what place time has in whole health. The best place to start is a real example. Many of our clients once struggled with getting to and maintaining an optimal weight before coming to New York Wellness and MediSpa. We refer such clients to Dr. Jill Baron, a superstar leader in the Take Shape for Life program.

 Remember that you carry your stress with you. We offer on-site massage and chiropractic. Tense muscles can cause headaches, back problems and other painful conditions.

 Treating yourself holistically doesn’t mean you have to dispose of essential medications. In fact, holistic and homeopathic care is ideal when utilized as a complementary therapy in conjunction with your other physicians’ direction in order to meet your unique needs. This equation is the key to whole wellness — aiming for the body to do as much of the work uninhibited, while still managing your conditions with conventional western medicine. Give a well-rounded approach a shot today by contacting us!

We Make Wellness Easy with Our Comprehensive Services!

All of us at New York Wellness and Medispa value each and every one of our clients. Our staff cares about your overall wellness, and part of this job is ensuring that we are meeting your needs. With that in mind, we would like to request your feedback on everything from our services to our new renovations — and everything in between! Please follow the link at the end of this article, or click here to complete a survey where your voice will be heard! Your information will always be kept confidential, but you are welcome to submit anonymous feedback as well.

You may be surprised to find out just how wide and varied the services offered to and referred from New York Wellness and Medispa are. Our services are individualized and designed to cater to your own individual needs, leaving you without any guesswork. Today, we’ve taken the time to give you an overview of all our services. You might find we’ve been offering a service you’d been shopping around for, or consider a new horizon towards your general wellness. Regardless, we hope this guide is helpful.Our primary care services offer a comprehensive array of diagnostics. You can rest assured that you will have an accurate barometer of your health in our care! We provide everything from EKG and body fat analyses during annual examinations, asthma and allergy care, to referrals to our personally vetted and most trusted gastroenterologists, radiologists and physical therapists. We also provide a physician-guided weight loss program called “Take Shape for Life,” which provides help every step of the way.

Achieving whole-body wellness may take a wider comprehensive approach. For this reason, we provide holistic services as well. We provide on-site chiropractic and massage therapy services, and have teamed up to provide off-site services with a skilled and thorough acupuncturist as well. We are also of the firm conviction that sleep is the best holistic remedy there is. If you struggle with sleeping, tell us! Specialized treatments like Blue Sleep for sleep apnea are administered by trusted, vetted specialists — and we take great pride in working alongside the doctors we have personally chosen to deliver the very best care to you.

We also provide preventive cardiology, which gives you a head-start on heart health with a wide array of diagnostic services made to suit your needs. From standard electrocardiograms (EKG) to echocardiograms and beyond, we’ve both the equipment on-site and a partnership with a state of the art imaging center to give you the most accurate picture of your heart health. With accurate imaging comes the best guidance towards achieving and staying at your very best.

Our center is also a hot location for cosmetic services — and for good reason! We provide the most diligent care with excellent results, and all for the most affordable prices than anywhere else in Manhattan. We provide Botox®, Juvederm®, Radiesse® and Sculptra® to turn back the hands of time. For blemished and hyperpigmentation, we offer VI peels. We also provide Latisse®, laser hair removal and other services keeping you looking and feeling your very best.

We also sell some of the best beauty products you’ll ever lay your hands on. They come dermatologist-recommended and appropriate for even the most sensitive of skin. You can grab these goodies right at New York Wellness and Medispa, or through our online shop!

While our center is meant to be as easy and convenient as possible, we wanted to ensure that all our clients had a full list of our services. This way, you won’t miss a beat when it comes to preventive cardiology, or wait on your annual wellness exam for fear of schedule conflict. Our office has long hours to accept your requests for prompt care, so never hesitate to make that appointment — in fact, you can schedule one today! Thanks for your continued dedication and loyalty to our center! Your patronage is our pleasure.

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Take Shape for Life!

We are pleased to announce our exciting new “physician-guided” weight loss program, “Take Shape for Life!.” Schedule an appointment with Dr. Saclolo today!