For Smoother Skin, Non-Surgical Fat Reduction it’s Venus Legacy

Venus Legacy reduce belly fat

Have you started to notice a few wrinkles? Is your skin starting to lose its youthful appearance? Do you watch what you eat and exercise but still can’t reduce stubborn areas of cellulite or fat? Does your abdomen need a Mommy Makeover? Not interested in surgery or other painful invasive procedures? Then, The Venus Legacy just might be your Best Option to help you look and feel your best!

What Is The Venus Legacy and How Can It Help You!

Venus Legacy is the newest non-surgical and painless aesthetic treatment to regenerate your face, neck, and body. The Venus Legacy has four primary functions:

 

Skin tightening,

Wrinkle reduction,

Cellulite reduction (non-surgical cellulite reduction)

Circumferential reduction (non-surgical fat reduction)

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The procedure is non invasive, completely painless, with no downtime. For your face and neck, it is the ultimate “antiaging facial” reducing wrinkles, firming and tightening lax skin on your face, jaw line and neck. For your body it will tighten lax skin which occurs as we age and because of sun damage. No amount of exercise will reverse this process.

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction, Non-Surgical Cellulite Reduction

The Venus legacy not only tightens your skin, you will see a reduction in circumference, and cellulite with a more contoured silhouette. It is ideal for combating stubborn areas of fat and cellulite, while diminishing the appearance of stretch marks. The procedure is completely painless, described by patients as feeling like a warm stone massage.

How to Get Natural, Safe Skin Tightening

The device works by using a combination of radiofrequency and multipolar magnetic pulse that uniformly distributes a deep heat penetration to the underlying layers of skin. This process triggers the skin to increase the production of collagen and elastic fibers. This process reduces wrinkles, tightens and firms lax skin on your face, neck and body.

There are four hand pieces two for the face and two for the body to address your specific needs. All four-hand pieces have a thermal sensor, which allows for precise control of temperature and improved results. The lift FX hand piece for the face and neck and the sculpt FX for the body also have varipulse technology for improved contouring results. The Lift FX is great for reducing fat under the chin and tightening and lifting the neck and jaw line. The sculpt FX allows for amazing body contouring results, cellulite reduction and circumferential reduction.

Cellulite Reduction, Wrinkle Reduction, Fat Reduction–All In One

You can expect to see tighter skin, softening of wrinkles, plumper fuller more youthful appearance, reduced cellulite, reduced circumference and a more contoured silhouette. You will see some results immediately but you will need to do a series of treatments to see the full results. It is recommended that you do six treatments for the face and neck and 8 treatments for the body. You will continue to see improvement for up to three months after competition of your series. In order to maintain results a treatment is recommended ever three to four months.

The treatments are for anyone looking for great results, with out pain, downtime or the risk of complications from surgery or other invasive procedures.

To see more before and after photos go to https://optimalwellnessctr.com/venus-legacy-treatments/

Wellness What’s In The News?

What’s in the News about your Health?

Exercise helps relieve depression!

Multiple studies have shown that exercise has a positive effect on your mood. Based on research aerobic exercise is the preferred form of exercise for treating depression. Researchers suggest that patients participate in 3 to 5 sessions per week for between 45 and 60 minutes. Achieving a heart rate that is 50 to 85 % of an individual’s maximum heart rate. Scientists have long known that exercise increases our neurotransmitters (like serotonin) and endorphins that keep us feeling well, but more recently have discovered another way exercise keeps us from having a low mood. Swedish researchers studying mice, found that higher levels of a protein called PGC-1 (alpha1) which is increased in muscle during exercise has been shown to be associated with lower levels of depression. After reviewing the data on his study co-author Jorge Ruas says, “ The study proves that exercise should be prescribed for the prevention and treatment of depression”

Coffee can help improve memory!

Researcher studied 160 people to see if coffee improves memory and if it was dose related. Dosage was critical in this study. 200mg of caffeine the equivalent of a strong cup of coffee seemed to be the most effective amount to detect improved memory. Subjects were shown photos after drinking coffee and then ask to look at them 24 hours latter. Those who had 200mg of caffeine were able to recall subtle changes in pictures a day after originally viewing them. Those participants who had only 100mg of caffeine showed no improvement and those who had 300 mg reported side effects of headaches and jitteriness. So go ahead and have your coffee, just not too much!

Just Standing up can delay the effects of aging!

Swedish researchers looked at two groups, having one participate in a moderate exercise program and sit less and the other group to just continues their usual habits. They then measured the group’s telomeres, which are the ends of genes that shorten with aging. They found the normal groups telomeres shorted but the active groups telomeres actually lengthened. Furthermore they found that that most of the benefit came from just standing more. So just getting up and moving around can help you live longer!

Eating Vegetables reduce your risk of dying!

Researchers found after tracking the eating habits of 65,000 people over 12 years, that those who eat at least 7 or more servings of fruit and vegetable a day reduced their risk of death by 42%. A serving is approximately 1/2cup. More than likely individuals who eat a healthy diet also engage in other healthy habits that may factor into the equation. Regardless its just one more reason to eat more fruits and vegetable.

Why Wellness Matters

Why Wellness Matters

Start the New Year with your own personal wellness plan

Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we have is related to our wellbeing. Having Optimal Wellness is the active process of making choices toward a healthy and purposeful life.

Wellness is essential to enjoying a better quality of life. Having optimal wellness helps you manage stress, reduce the risk of disease, and allows for positive, social, emotional, and spiritual experiences. This ultimately leads to a healthier, happier, and more meaningful life.

In order to attain optimal wellness, you will need a plan. Studies show that setting specific goals when committing to lifestyle changes is necessary to produce lasting results.

In developing your plan one has to address The Mind, Body, and Spirit. We hear these terms often, but how do they translate to wellness? Mind, body and spirit describe the many complicated interactions between your thoughts, your body, and your environment. Your health depends on many factors: not only your genetics and current health status, but on your lifestyle, your emotional state, and social interactions. Understanding and believing you have control over your health is important in successfully making changes in your lifestyle, such as losing weight. In order to be successful, you need to be an active participant in designing your wellness plan.

There are many key aspects of Wellness to consider, especially the Emotional, Physical, Social, and Spiritual elements.

In order to achieve optimal wellness, you will need to evaluate what areas in your life need optimizing to attain your goal.

Let’s look at a few of these and get started on developing your own personal wellness plan. You can start writing your plan now. Get a piece of paper and write the word “Motivation.” Next, list all the reasons YOU want to have optimal wellness. Be specific: these are your uniquely personal reasons. Then write down short term and a corresponding long-term goal. Next to each short and long term goal, write the word “plan.” As we explore the different components of wellness, add any additional goals to your list. You can use suggestions from this article to help formulate your plan(s) for each goal. Later, we will discuss how to start executing your plan and how to stay on track to focus on and prioritize your goals.

Let’s define some of the areas of wellness and offer some suggestions on how to kick-start your plan.

Physical wellness:

Physical wellness relates to the proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. Overall physical wellness is the appropriate balance of nutrition, physical activity, and emotional well-being.

Benefits of Exercise

Physical activity is critical to optimal wellness. The benefits of exercise are endless. If we could bottle exercise in a pill, it would be prescribed for everyone daily. Physical exercise strengthens the heart, skeletal muscles, and bones. It improves lung function, increases energy, and decreases our risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. Studies show exercise also improves cognitive function, memory, focus, and executive control function. It can also treat mild cases of depression and anxiety. Exercise reduces stress and increases a sense of well-being.

Here are a few methods to begin increasing your activity:

There are many different recommendations on how much exercise is enough. most experts recommend 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least five times a week for cardiovascular health. You can break it up into three 10-minute sessions and it is equally effective. Some activity is always better than none. Get a pedometer and attempt to walk 10,000 steps a day. I like the Fitbit, but trackers manufactured by Nike, Garmin, and others will also do the trick. In addition you should also try and do weight bearing exercises at least 20minutes three times a week. Studies shows that these devices help keep people committed and motivated. You will need to schedule activity into your day. When you get up in the morning, make sure to plan some form of exercise into your daily schedule. If you don’t plan to do it, you probably won’t!

Make sure to find activities you enjoy:

Consider finding an exercise buddy. Sign up for a class together or just get out and walk, hike or ride a bike. Having an exercise buddy will turn your workout into a social plan…and each of you can motivate the other to stay on track!

If you work long hours and time is tight, take a walk at lunchtime, and even consider organizing a lunchtime walking group.

No time or interest in going to a gym? Need to work out at night? There are countless online exercise programs that cost under a dollar per class, including FITORBIT, HITCHFIT, and TRAINONLINE. You can also opt for an online program that combines toning, yoga, and Pilates, likes barre3.com. Of course, there are a variety of exercise DVD’s available in every fitness level and method. This is a great way to keep your exercise routine fresh and new.

Prefer tuning in while you work out? Purchase a piece of home exercise equipment and walk on the treadmill, do the elliptical, or ride the exercise bike while watching your favorite TV shows.

Sleep:

Adequate sleep is absolutely vital to your physical mental and emotional wellness.

Both the body and mind repair, and renew themselves while you sleep. Lack of sleep is associated with obesity, increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. In addition lack of sleep can cause mood disorders like depression and anxiety and reduced to cognitive function. There is also increasing evidence that chronic lack of sleep is associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

So make sure you prioritize getting enough sleep. Ideally, try to maintain a regular sleep cycle. This means going to bed and getting up at the same time 7 days a week and getting between 7-9 hours of sleep a night.

 

Nutrition:

Eating well is essential to have your body run in top condition. Food is your body’s fuel, and without the right nutrients, it cannot perform optimally. Food not only provides the essential nutrients for your body to function, it fuels your brain as well. Your food also informs your genes on how to express themselves; eating highly-processed nutritionally deficient food tells your body to slow down, and increases your risk of developing many diseases including, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, stoke, depression, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. Eating the right foods is critical if your goal is optimal wellness.

 

Ways to improve your Nutrition:

 

 

Follow a whole food diet, based on vegetables, fruits, protein, some whole grains, and healthy fats. Research also shows that following a low glycemic load diet is important in optimal health and reducing risks of developing chronic disease. For more information regarding nutrition, read “The Low Glycemic Load Diet” by Dr Robert Thompson.

 

Remember to eat mindfully: sit down, enjoy your food, and take the time to enjoy every bite. Don’t eat while watching TV, checking e-mail, or reading.

 

Keep a food diary, at least for the first 21 days. This will help keep you on track until your new healthy eating choices have become your new habits.

 

Make sure to remove unhealthy foods from your house. If it’s not in your house, you will not be tempted. Make sure you have removed any trigger foods (those foods which you can’t stop eating).

Mental and Emotional wellness:

Emotional wellness includes self-care, relaxation, stress reduction, and the development of inner strength.

Optimism is essential for emotional wellness. Optimism allows you to handle emotions both positive and negative with an attitude that allows you to learn from your mistakes. Optimism is a choice: the more you practice it the more natural it will become to you.

Ways to reach emotional wellness:

Remind yourself to stay positive. When negative thoughts enter your head, block them and think the opposite. Trying to stop thinking of something negative will only make you think of it more. Replace the thought with something positive.

Smile! It will make you and those around you feel happier.

Be grateful: focus on what you have, not on what you don’t.

Practice being mindful: meditation can help decrease the physiologic and mental effects of stress. To understand more about the benefits of meditation click on articles on our website to read “Meditation Matters”

Practice techniques to decrease stress: Some effective methods to decrease stress include, exercise, focused breathing, visual imagery; spending time with family and friends, listen to relaxing music.

In order to have true emotional wellness, one needs to have a healthy diet, daily exercise, adequate sleep, manage stress and have good social connections.

Social Wellness

Social wellness refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others. We are social beings, and being connected members of a community is vital to our emotional health. Our relationships fill our lives with meaning, purpose, and joy. They also offer needed support during difficult times. Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing, and supportive relationships, surrounding you with a positive social network that increases your self-esteem, happiness and emotional resilience.

Here are a few tips on improving social wellness:

Stay connected; make time to spend time with friends and family.

Reconnect with friends you have not seen in a while

Spend time volunteering; get a friend to join you.

Find an activity you enjoy and set up regular times to meet a friend; walking, hiking, and meeting at the gym are a fun way to complete your daily workout, but you can also bowl, play cards or other games, or see a movie.

It is also equally important to remove those people from your life who negatively affect your social wellness.

 

Spiritual wellness:

Spiritual wellness is about finding meaning and purpose in your life. It is about seeking meaning in your life events and realizing your individual purpose. Spiritual wellness does not mean you have to participate in a religious practice, however, that may be the way you choose to find your spiritual connection. Spiritual wellness is very personal, and your upbringing and personal experience may influence this journey.

Ways to find spiritual wellness:

Be self-reflective: what is my purpose?

How can I contribute to make the world a better place?

What gifts were you given to help others?

Putting You Plan Into Action

Here are some basic guidelines to get you started. You can see that all areas of wellness overlap and any improvement in one area of wellness will benefit them all.

First, in order to make lasting changes, you will need to make a commitment to yourself. All the advice about exercise, nutrition, and stress reduction will only work if you are committed to make the necessary changes. Tell yourself every morning, “ I can do this” your mind is the most powerful tool you have. Only you can make these changes permanent. Your thoughts dictate your actions. ‘I can,” translates into your personal success. Visual imagery can also help keep you motivated. Picture a physically healthier, happier you every day

So now you have your list of what motivates you. Self-motivation comes from finding exactly what motivates you. Whatever your reason, such as “I want to have more energy to do activities with my kids,” is fine. Write it down and keep it in your thoughts. This will help you to make healthy choices.

You now also have a list of short and long term goals, and have started to formulate a plan for each.

Make sure your goals and plans are specific. “I am going to exercise Mondays Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays before work.”

Next you will need to review your list of short and long-term goals. Prioritize what is the most important thing on your short-term goal list and write the #1 next to it. Do the same for your list of long-term goals. Continue to assign a number in order of priority to the rest of your goals. (you can use the Personal Wellness Plan Worksheet on our Web Site)

Pick the #1 short-term goal and develop a plan of action to accomplish it. Then repeat this for the corresponding long-term goal. Have a plan and a back-up plan. For example: “I’m going to get up and exercise every morning before work.” Are you really going to accomplish this every day? Your back-up plan can be a walk at lunch. Start with only this one change, then evaluate your success at the end of the week, and give yourself positive reinforcement. Did you have problems keeping the plan? How about the back-up plan? Perhaps exercising at a later time of the day might make it easier for you to commit. Was the plan too difficult or frustrating? If yes, evaluate how to rework your plan and get help if necessary. Your friends and family can be a resource, and seeking professional help may just be the answer you need to move forward.

Once you have successfully mastered your first goal, continue down your list. Some people may try to change more than one thing at a time. Do what works for you; many times, we try to change everything at once, become overwhelmed and give up. Start slow: the journey to wellness is more of a marathon than a sprint.

Start your day by telling yourself “It is going to be a great day! I can accomplish my

Goals!”

Good luck on your Wellness Plan…the healthier, happier, more evolved “you” will greatly appreciate all your efforts.

 

Personal Wellness Plan Worksheet

Personal Wellness Plan   Worksheet

 

This work sheet is to be used as an organizational tool along with the article Wellness Matters to help you get started on your wellness plan.

People who are successful at making lifestyle changes take time to write out specific goals and a plan of action. Use this work sheet to write out your goals and action plans. As you read “Wellness Matters” Review the various area of your health, decide in which areas you would like to make an improvement. Write your specific goals and plans. Once you have your list prioritize your goals and use this sheet goal # 1 being the most important and the goal you will work on first. Keep track of your progress. Review your goals regularly.

 

 

 

Motivation

 

1) __________________________________________________________________________________

2)___________________________________________________________________________________

3)___________________________________________________________________________________

4)____________________________________________________________________________________

5)____________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Short Term Goal # 1

 

Plan:

 

Back up plan:

 

 

Long Term goal #1

 

 

Short Term Goal #2

 

 

Plan:

 

Back up plan:

 

 

Long Term Goal#2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Term Goal #3

 

 

Plan:

 

Back Up Plan:

 

 

Long Term Goal #3

 

 

 

Short Term Goal #4

 

 

Plan:

 

 

Back up Plan:

 

 

Long Term Goal #4

 

 

Short Term Goal #5

 

 

Plan:

 

 

Back up Plan:

 

 

Long Term Plan #5

Wellness

  Dr Keller
Optimal Wellness Center
 
Have you been to your doctor and told your a little overweight? That your Cholesterol is a little high? You have too much stress? Too little time for exercise? Not enough time to do the things you enjoy or enough time for family and friends? Do you have a plan to help improve your Wellness? Our traditional Medical system is a sickness model, as traditional doctors we are taught how to treat diseases not how to teach our patients to be well. Most likely you left the office without a plan to improve your wellness. We are living longer but are we living better? Our lives are full of stress and excess stress can lead to poor food choices, self medication, lack of exercise and sleep. Wouldn’t it be great if next year when you saw your doctor, you were at a healthy weight, your cholesterol was good, you learned how to manage your stress, and were enjoying your life more? Our goal this year is to inform, motive and help you on your Wellness Journey. We will be giving tips on improving Wellness, Weight Management, Stress Reduction, Exercise, Keeping Positive and living a Happy and Purposeful life. We hope to motive and inform. We will be posting our Wellness tips on Face Book and soon you can also follow our Wellness blog. You can also check out our articles on our website. Have questions we would love to hear from you and hope you share our tips with your friends and family. We all benefit from a community that promotes wellness. Our hope is to help you live a happier healthier life.Wellness is a Journey not a Destination!

Wishing you Health and Happiness,

Dr Keller

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