Glam Spa

October 2016 Edition
Published by Glam Spa

Note from Judi

Happy October! What an exciting time of year. The holiday season is quickly approaching and we are gearing up for a very busy season with products and treatments to satisfy your every need. Be sure to check the treats we have for you this month.

As you know, to make a difference in anything you want to improve, you have to commit to do things differently. Unfortunately, there are no magic wands. At Glam Spa, we are committed to helping you achieve your skincare and wellness goals. Talk to us about your goals and we will help you reach them or exceed them.

Our services this month are inspired by fall. We will delight your skin and senses with apples, pumpkins, chocolate, and cranberries. Halloween is just around the corner! We will see ghosts and goblins roaming the neighborhoods for some tasty treats. Enjoy this time with your family as you kick off the holiday season. This month is bursting with activity. We look forward to sharing the excitement with you.

Have a festive October!

Look better, feel better, and live better,

Judi Swain

The team @ Glam Spa

Featured Article

Breast Cancer: Prevention and Detection

There is HopeOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is a perfect time to re-educate ourselves and others on the significance of this disease and how to detect it in a timely manner.

Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent types of cancer in the United States and it affects women of all races. Detecting breast cancer early is the key to treating it effectively; however, taking preventative measures to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer is the best way of maintaining your health.

The Mayo Clinic recommends implementing the following adjustments to your lifestyle to reduce your risk of becoming more susceptible of developing breast cancer:

  • Stop Smoking Immediately. Smoking has been inexorably linked to breast cancer as well as other types of cancers, such as lung cancer. From the moment you stop smoking and each day thereafter, your risk of developing breast cancer decreases.
  • Limit Your Alcohol Intake. Studies have shown that excessive alcohol consumption increases your risk of developing breast cancer. Consume alcoholic beverages in moderation and limit yourself to having less than four drinks per week.
  • Keep Your Weight Down. Obesity and being overweight can also increase the risk of breast cancer. Eating a healthy diet every day and staying active regularly will decrease your chances of developing this disease.
  • Schedule a Mammogram. Having a mammogram done at least once a year is essential to detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages if it has developed. Speak with your doctor to determine the appropriate mammogram schedule for you.

Adopting this proactive approach to remain in good health throughout your life is an important life-saving strategy that you owe to yourself and to your loved ones. Devoting just a few minutes to yourself each day to implement the above preventative measures will help keep you aware of any changes your body may experience as well as give you peace of mind.

How to Keep Weight Off In The Fall

Woman RunningWhen the leaves change into beautiful fall colors and the cool, crisp air has us putting on a sweater, we instinctively reach out for hot comfort foods and warm drinks… think of hearty beef stew or delicious hot cocoa. Many people don’t count calories or limit their portions during this time; which is how weight slowly begins to creep on.

As the weather becomes cooler, it’s very important to create and stick to a healthy new eating strategy like the one outlined here, so you won’t have to work at taking off any added weight come spring:

  • Make Hydration a Habit. Drinking water regularly and daily is essential, no matter what season it is. During the summer, we never leave home without a bottle of water; however, the cooler temperatures trick us into thinking we don’t need to drink as much. Adding some lemon or berries to your water will give it a little flavor and it may encourage you to drink it more.
  • Eat Smart Carbs. Totally eliminating carbohydrates from your diet isn’t a good idea and neither is consuming too much of the wrong kinds of carbs. The best choice: eating smaller portions of healthier varieties of carbs, such as whole wheat bread and whole grain pasta.
  • Limit Holiday Food. Delicious holiday dishes such as apple pie, baked macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, and vegetables slathered in butter are very high in calories, which will mean extra pounds and an expanded waistline. By limiting your portions, you can still enjoy the taste of traditional holiday foods without consuming too much of them.
  • Invest in Your Fitness. Joining a gym is one of the best investments you can make in yourself this fall season! Not everyone is motivated to work out when the temperatures drop and most people don’t have the time or space to exercise at home. Visit the gym as often as you can every week. This will help you stay toned, improve your cardiovascular health and stave off unwanted pounds.
  • Have Fruits and Veggies On Hand. Eating plenty of organic vegetables and fruits during the fall season will boost your immunity and give you more energy to exercise and engage in your favorite physical activities. You can eat more of them to help you feel fuller longer!
  • Be Accountable to Yourself. You’re the only one who can encourage you to exercise regularly and stick to a healthy eating strategy! Relying on friends, family members or your significant other to keep you motivated and help you stay on track won’t help you out in the long run. Your desire for continued health and fitness should come from within.

Following these healthy tips and turning them into habits will help you remain fit and trim this fall as well as carrying you through the winter months. With a solid plan for healthy eating, exercise, and portion control, you’ll be able to slip into that holiday dress and be the belle of the ball! Reserve a consultation and let us offer you more suggestions on how to stay healthy and slim in autumn!

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