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Health & Wellness: New Year, New You!

Does a new year on the horizon inspire thoughts of your own personal renewal? Westchester’s health and wellness experts offer advice to help you start the new year with a healthier you.

Can’t Lose DietThe Center for Cosmetic DentistryHausMDLevel FitnessMount Sinai OrthopedicsNY Ketamine InfusionsReposeStudio50 FitnessWhite Plains Hospital

Looking and feeling your best in 2024: Can’t Lose Diet

Have a wedding or special event on the horizon? Want to feel more confident and vibrant? Looking to enhance your health? Our exclusive 40-day program is your answer:

Get ready for special events: Look incredible for those unforgettable moments.
Boost your confidence: Discover a happier, more self-assured you.
Improve your health: Embrace a lifestyle that prioritizes your well-being.

Join your friends and neighbors who’ve already transformed their lives. In the words of participant Sylvie B., “Take control of your weight, for life — this program is priceless!”

Can’t Lose Diet
600 Mamaroneck Ave, 4th Fl

Understanding the benefits of Invisalign aligners: The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry

Why should I consider orthodontic treatment with Invisalign and how do I determine if it’s the right treatment for me?

Crowded, uneven, and misaligned teeth can cause discomfort, even self-esteem issues as well as functional concerns. Invisalign offers the convenience of removable aligners that are clear. Another benefit might be a shorter treatment than with traditional metal braces.We offer free consultations for Invisalign. During this appointment with Dr. Rioseco, if you decide to proceed, we can take your records during that first consultation and get you started immediately.Our office staff can also find out from your insurance if you have coverage for orthodontics., although you can contact your insurance company or your HR department directly. Many companies do have some benefits you can use towards Invisalign treatment.

Robert L. Rioseco, DMD, FAGD, AAACD
The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
147 Underhill Ave
West Harrison

Starting the year with confidence: HausMD The Medspa (White Plains)

What treatments should I focus on for a rejuvenated appearance?

HausMD is a medical spa founded by Dr. Kenneth Rothaus, an esteemed plastic surgeon in New York City. Our plastic surgery roots set a high standard for the level of care and expertise we provide. Here are the top procedures we recommend for 2024:

Body: Eliminate unwanted fat and tone muscle with our non-invasive body sculpting device Physiq, which uses both diode and electrical stimulation energies.

Skin: CoolPeel is our go-to laser resurfacing treatment for all ages to improve texture, tighten pores, and erase hyperpigmentation.

Wrinkles: Try Daxxify, the longer-lasting alternative to Botox; Redensity, a natural filler for lip lines; and Hyperdilute Radiesse for collagen production and correction of crepey skin.

We’re passionate about boosting confidence and providing natural results to help you look and feel your best. Visit our website to schedule an appointment!

2 Greenridge Ave
White Plains

Sticking to your fitness goals in the new year: Level Fitness

How can I stick to my New Year’s fitness resolutions?

Sticking to your New Year’s resolution involves setting realistic goals, creating a plan, and maintaining motivation. Start by breaking down your resolution into smaller steps. Regularly track your progress, celebrate achievements, and be flexible in adapting your approach. Surround yourself with a supportive community, share your goals with friends or family, and consider finding a buddy to pursue resolutions together. Lastly, stay focused on the positive changes your resolution brings to your life!

Level Fitness
Pelham and Yorktown
Coming Soon:Somers and Thornwood

Getting back into shape without injury: Mount Sinai, Scarsdale

My New Year’s resolution is to get back in shape but every time I get started, I feel like I hurt my shoulder or other parts of my body. How can I avoid this? 

There’s no question exercise provides numerous benefits. But suffering a setback after being highly motivated can feel like you’ve lost all the ground you gained. Follow these few simple tips to keep your progress moving forward and avoid bumps in the road: 

Take time to warm up your body before starting your workout. Avoid early strains with a 10-15-minute warm-up. Gentle stretching helps warm the joints and increase flexibility and doing reps with lighter weights loosens your body.

Slowly raise the intensity of your workouts over time and stay within your comfort level. Long-term improvement and maintenance is the key to reaching your fitness goals!

Pay attention to pain, your best guide for knowing when to stop a particular exercise. If needed, a good trainer can help modify your workout to keep you on track and safe.

Finally, if injuries do occur, our Mount Sinai Orthopedics Group in Scarsdale has specialists in every area of orthopedics and are ready to help! 

Bradford Parsons, MD
Mount Sinai Orthopedics
341 Central Park Ave

Finding relief when depression treatments don’t work: NY Ketamine Infusions

What is Ketamine and how does it help with depression?

Ketamine is a safe, effective anesthetic that has been in use worldwide since 1970 and has been listed on the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines list since 1985. Multiple studies and trials run at Mount Sinai in NYU, Yale, and other prestigious universities and hospitals since 1990 have shown that ketamine is exceptionally effective in treating treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, anxiety, and other related mood disorders. Unlike standard antidepressants like SSRIs and SNRIs, which generally take four to eight weeks to work (if they work at all), ketamine is fast-acting and can sometimes show immediate efficacy. Because of its fast-acting nature, ketamine can be an extremely important tool in preventing suicide and immediately alleviating the suffering caused by major depressive disorder (MDD). At NY Ketamine Infusions, we have more clinical experience than any other ketamine center in the world and are proud to report that 84% of our patients experienced noteworthy or significant improvement in their symptoms. To learn more, please contact our Patient Care Team to schedule a free consultation.

NY Ketamine Infusions
Robert Glatter, MD
222 Westchester Ave, Suite 306
West Harrison

Embracing Mind, Body & Spirit with the power of Somatic Therapy: Repose

What is Somatic Therapy and can it help with anxiety and achieving a sense of inner calm?

Challenges are a natural part of life. Your health and well-being are dependent upon your resilience to navigate the difficult moments. Within the supportive and nonjudgmental embrace of therapy, you can learn the skills to reimagine challenges as opportunities, unlock your potential, and nourish emotional growth. Somatic Therapy at Repose prioritizes both your physical and mental well-being. By honoring the inseparable connection between mind, body, and spirit, Repose will guide you towards the authentic and meaningful life you desire. We can help with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, PTSD, academic, and job stress. Our unique methodology incorporates talk therapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR, and other evidence-based therapies while addressing the impact of trauma through a somatic lens. Therapy for adults, couples, children, and teens is offered at our new Pleasantville location. Convenient remote therapy options are also available. Schedule online for a free consultation.

351 Manville Rd

Assessing the importance of nutrition versus exercise when losing weight: Studio50 Fitness

As we begin a new year, is it more important to focus on nutrition or working out to lose weight and stay healthy?

The truth is, both nutrition and fitness must be addressed to lose weight. Firstly, losing weight should not be the goal. You want to change your body composition to have more muscle and less fat. When you couple the correct, effective exercise regime, and nutrition plan, you will see the best results, feel energized, and look your best. At Studio50 Fitness, we offer free body composition analysis. Our clients enjoy highly effective, efficient, and fun group fitness classes to build muscle and burn fat. We offer health coaching, both private and group, ensure that you’re burning fat and not losing precious muscle. We also offer EMSCULPT NEO treatments, which reduce body fat up to 30%, while simultaneously building 25% more muscle, in four pain-free sessions, with no downtime.

Studio50 Fitness
Michelle Gross, RN, Certified Health Coach
102 Mamaroneck Ave

Taking a proactive approach in the new year: White Plains Hospital

How can I stick to my New Year’s resolution to be healthier?

Quality sleep, ample exercise, proper nutrition, and avoiding risky substances are all important for good health, but many people take a “do or die” approach to healthy living in the new year, which isn’t sustainable. What worked for a friend or family member, who might have a different body type and their own unique situation in terms of medical conditions, hormones, or stage of life, may not be right for you. Working with somebody who can help you determine a personalized plan of action is essential, so that you can incorporate healthy habits into your life for good.

Dr. Nicole Solomos is a sports medicine and lifestyle medicine physician at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates. For an appointment, call 914.631.7777 (Hawthorne), 914.375.7777 (Yonkers), or 914.849.7075 (Somers).

I’m thinking about starting a family in the new year. How can I ensure a healthy pregnancy?

One of the best things you can do before pregnancy is to reach a healthy body weight. About one in 10 women develop diabetes during pregnancy, or gestational diabetes. Risk factors include being over age 25, being overweight, a family history of type 2 diabetes and certain ethnic backgrounds. While blood sugar levels typically return to normal after delivery, some women go on to develop type 2 diabetes later in life. I recommend following the MyPlate model (, where half of your meal consists of fruits and vegetables, and 30 minutes a day of exercise, even if it’s just walking, to reduce your risk.

Dr. Gayotri Goswami is an endocrinologist at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates in Larchmont. To make an appointment, call 914.849.7400.

How can I encourage my children to spend less time on their phones in the new year?

Modeling the behavior you want to see will help build healthier habits for the whole family. Try a new family rule, such as going phone-free at mealtimes. Focus on spending time together without screens, such as by playing a board or card game that everyone can enjoy. Another good idea for parents and children alike is to shut the phone off at least one hour before bedtime to reduce your exposure to blue light, which reduces the body’s release of melatonin and can disrupt sleep. Your pediatrician can also be a great partner in helping you strategize how to approach this issue with your children.

Dr. Debra Etelson is a pediatrician at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates in Somers. To make an appointment, call 914.849.7075.

White Plains Hospital
41 E Post Rd
White Plains

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