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New Year, New You 2015

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Welcome to 2015! Are you ready for a change? Do you want to start the year with resolutions that radiate throughout the year and longer?  
The New Year symbolizes rebirth. We cannot go back and relive 2014, but we have blank pages to write in 2015.  
Perhaps you went through a divorce, had a baby, retired, or maybe nothing extremely life-changing occurred in 2014, but you are ready for transformation, a new beginning, a new you!  


Say goodbye to 2014 and make a fresh start this year with a makeover that will last a lifetime. Steadily become healthier, feel better and look younger with the following information to help you make the best lifestyle, nutrition and exercise choices.  

 

Leave your excess weight in 2014

Shed the pounds and uncover the new you!  
Weight loss tops most people’s lists of New Year’s resolutions year after year. So how can you really drop weight and keep it off? The ultimate goal is health.
Eat REAL foods and remove processed foods and drinks from your diet. For example, begin by cutting out sodas and eating more vegetables. Create a lifestyle that involves eating foods from the farmer’s market and shop the exterior aisles of the grocery store. Avoid packaged foods as much as possible.  
Start slow! As the Chinese proverb states, “Be not afraid of going slowly, be only afraid of standing still.”
Remember that it is a process. Stay the course and you will reach your goal. The benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle are endless, from lower cholesterol and blood pressure to more energy and reduced risk of stroke.

Look good and feel great this year! If you want more energy, less stress and a better body, make a fitness comeback that will last with these simple tips.  
• Get an exercise buddy. Statistics show that we are held more accountable and are more likely to stick to our exercise program when someone else is involved.  • Join a gym. There are countless specials run for the New Year, and what better way to hold yourself liable than the almighty dollar?
• Hire a personal trainer. If you are still skipping the gym, a personal trainer takes accountability to the next level. Furthermore, they will teach you how to work out safely and make sure you reach your goals.
• Take a class. Go to a cross fit, pilates or yoga class. Most places offer the first class for free, which makes it easy to try different workouts to find the best one for you. It is also a great way to meet new people with similar interests and goals.
• Utilize our area. We live in a beautiful region with mild temperatures. Get outside and enjoy our vast walking and bike trails, join a tennis group, jog on the beach. The options are endless.
• Make it a priority. Make exercise part of your daily routine. It takes 21 days to form a habit. Once it becomes ingrained in your schedule you will miss it if you skip a day. Fit it in where you can. Christie Brinkley does squats while she blow-dries her hair. Even 10 minutes of yoga in the morning reduces stress and improves flexibility and balance.  

Brighten the New Year with your smile!  

Have you been dreaming of a whiter, brighter, straighter smile? A beautiful smile can improve your overall appearance, confidence and self-esteem.  
There are countless options when it comes to enhancing your smile, from whitening to orthodontics to cosmetic dentistry.  
It's easy and inexpensive to whiten your teeth at home, especially if you already have professional trays, which you can easily acquire at your dentist’s office.
When it comes to getting a straighter smile, there are more options than the big metal braces of the old days, including clear braces and invisalign.  
For those of you who want a complete smile makeover, cosmetic dentistry has come a long way. Porcelain veneers and crowns are a couple of ways to improve your smile and make it picture perfect.
    
Pamper the new you!  

Relax, unwind and reduce stress in 2015 with regular trips to the spa. Enriching spa treatments are great for helping your skin and body feel (and look) young and healthy. Detoxify your body and relax at the same time with a soothing massage and achieve glowing skin through regular facials.
The options for body and face regimens are abundant, and what better way to begin the year than with the resolution to relax while looking and feeling great?

See yourself clearly and for the first time in 2015!  

There are several ways to improve your eyesight, including diet and exercise.  Increasing beta-carotene intake and exercising your eyes are simple at-home ways that can help your vision. However, for more immediate and professional results, laser eye surgery is a popular option that now has very little downtime. Imagine having perfect vision overnight. There are different laser eye surgery options.  Consult with your doctor to find one best suited for you.

Lift more than your spirits this New Year!  

Tighten, tone and lift your body this year with procedures that will last a lifetime and have you looking and feeling younger than ever. From minimally invasive procedures to cosmetic surgery, there is a treatment that fits your budget and desires.  
Chemical peels, laser treatments, injectable solutions, face lifts, breast enhancements and full body makeovers are just some of the myriad options available when it comes to cosmetic procedures. Contact your doctor for a consultation.

She’s got legs and she knows how to use them!  

If you're self-conscious about your legs, fret not, you can walk with confidence once again!  
Make 2015 the year you wear shorts again. Say goodbye to your razor with laser hair removal. It is an easy and permanent way to remove unwanted hair from your legs and bikini area. If spider veins or varicose veins are your ailment, there are a variety of vein treatments to correct these issues. Consult with your doctor to find the best procedure for you.

Consider a life coach

If you are feeling stuck or looking for a change, life coaching is a viable option to help you transform. Unlocking your passion is attainable through small changes and creative measures. Although the idea of a life coach may seem daunting, coaches provide strategies and encouragement that make it easy to succeed. Modest adjustments become massive improvements, and the expertise of a life coach will help you pinpoint those adjustments to reveal your ultimate potential.

BONUS TIPS

A lot of people take it for granted, but once it’s gone, they realize how important it is to their lives. Good health is important in order to live life to the fullest. That’s where Good Health Unlimited comes in, a locally owned and operated health food store on Hilton Head Island. This nutrition and health awareness specialty store has been in business for 29 years.
Good Health Unlimited | 843-681-7701
 
LAVA 24 Fitness can help you reach your health and fitness goals any time of day! LAVA Team Training, the island’s newest fitness program, is delivering serious results! In addition to fitness, LAVA 24 offers nutrition guidance, massage and a full physical therapy clinic. All factors adding up to a mentally stronger and more physically stable you!
LAVA 24 Fitness | 843-842-3226
 
From subtle changes to major repairs, your dentist can perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile. At Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, Dr. Brad Durham has completed thousands of hours in continuing education, with an emphasis on head, neck, and facial pain treatment, dental cosmetics, and complex dental reconstruction.
Brad Durham, Beyond Exceptional Dentistry  |  843-706-2999
 
As little as an hour at a medical spa can give you back years. Serendipity Medical Spa provides the latest advances in the art of facial and body rejuvenation – blending the pampering, soothing elements of a spa with the safety and assurance of superior medical treatment. The professionally qualified staff is constantly trained in the latest cutting-edge rejuvenation technologies.
Serendipity Medical Spa | 843-342-2639
 
Bishop Eye wants to help you achieve your best vision, confidently and comfortably. To meet that goal, Bishop Eye has established a team of experienced eye doctors who are highly qualified in general eye care, as well as such specialty areas as low vision, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye and more. Bishop Eye has invested in the most advanced technology available to diagnose and treat your eyes.°
Bishop Eye | 843-689-3937, 843-208-3937

Fortunately, the treatment of varicose veins no longer requires painful vein stripping. Laser ablation is an outpatient procedure performed with a local anesthetic allowing immediate return to normal activity. Patient satisfaction is high. The misery of varicose veins is now easily eliminated permitting a more comfortable life.
Hilton Head Vein Center | 843-689-8224
 
At Hilton Head Dental, learn what you need to know to keep your teeth for life. Comprehensive dental care is performed using the latest technologies for endodontist, Periodontist and oral surgery (including implant restoration and modern cosmetic dental procedures). Dr. Lawless is committed to practices designed for the comfort and convenience of their patients.
Daniel Lawless, Hilton Head Dental | 843-681-6200, 843-705-7675

Most people fail to reach their weight loss goal because of how long it takes. If that describes you, the HCG weight loss program is the solution for you. Diet without hunger pains and appetite suppressants. No calorie counting required. Eat fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and lean protein that you prepare at home. Eating the approved foods, in conjunction with HCG injections, results in burning stored fat in a short period of time without reducing muscle mass. Come in for a FREE consultation and learn more.
Equilibrium Weight Loss & Longevity |843-310-0715
 
Regular dental exams and cleanings are important to your overall health.
The expert hygienists at Kenneth Kowalyk, DMD, will provide a custom
hygiene schedule, at-home hygiene suggestions and techniques unique
to you. When needed, Kowalyk and his team use only non-metal filling
materials and restore fractured teeth to proper function. In addition, all
porcelain crowns and bleaching can help create a perfect smile.
Kenneth Kowalyk DMD | 843-682-3030

Fringe is the original and established Aveda Concept Salon on Hilton Head Island, creating fabulous for 13 years. We offer Master Artists with the ability to create unique and individual Hair Coloring and Design Experiences for our guests. At fringe, our focus is on our Guests. It is our desire for our salon to be a relaxation and renewal haven for your spirit. Using Aveda’s sensory experiences, we infuse our environment with soothing, restorative and calming energy. We invite you to experience our expertise dedicated towards your self-image.
Fringe Salon | 843-785-7400

The single biggest thing you can do to reduce stress in your life is to spend more time focusing on the things you can control and less time focusing on the things you can't. Clean out your closet, empty a junk drawer, go for a run, get a massage, work in the yard, organize your desk. Taking action on little things will bring relief from the overwhelm.  You can't control your boss, spouse, children or the weather, but these little things will help you control the way you react to them.
Relish, Jenny Lockhart | 843-384-9166

Cosmetics can trap skin-damaging free radicals that float in the air (i.e. pollution). Always remember to take your makeup off at night. If you don't,  it can mix with dirt and oils to clog your pores which can cause break outs, or worse, aging! Too tired to take it off? Try FACES Makeup Dissolving Fluid, no sink required!
FACES Day Spa | 843-785-3075

Do you want to look younger? Do you want to look more attractive and look happier? Having a beautiful smile not only does all of those, it also instills confidence. Dr. Timothy Gross is an instructor at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of cosmetic dentistry and creates beautiful smiles with whitening, veneers and straighter teeth with braces and Invisalign.
Timothy Gross DMD, LVI Fellow | 843-342-7700

Finger & Associates is proud to be part of the Hilton Head/Bluffton community and we want to extend excellence in "Aesthetic Procedures" at affordable rates! With a brand new office in Bluffton, as well as our "New Youth Medical spa & Laser Center" in Savannah, there is no reason why you can't look your best this year.
Finger & Associates | 912-354-4411

Here's a resolution we know you can keep: "To Look Great in 2015." So whether you can only commit to a quick fix — like a Zoom Whitening treatment, or go all in on a full smile makeover ... Bluffton Center for Dentistry wants to make this your best year ever!
Dr. Porcelli, Bluffton Center for Dentistry | 843-593-8123