Healthy New Year's Resolutions
Elizabeth Galbrecht, MSN, AGNP-C, WHNP-BC

Move More

Exercise is one of the most powerful things that you can use in your day-to-day life to improve your cardiovascular health, manage your weight, strengthen your bones, reduce stress, and possibly even prevent certain types of cancer. I tell all of my patients that exercise is truly like medicine for your body and for your mind. The ultimate exercise goal is to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (i.e. brisk walking) or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity (i.e. jogging or running) per week, in addition to muscle-strengthening activities on 2 days out of the week. This might sound intimidating at first, but the good news is that you can spread out this time over the week in a way that is most convenient for your schedule. Even exercising just 10 minutes at a time is beneficial. You can also get creative - brisk walking and jogging aren't the only ways to exercise. Anything that gets your body moving counts as exercise, so find something that makes you happy - anything from aerial yoga to zumba - and roll with it!

Eat Better

New Years is always the time of year when trendy crash or fad diets start to surge in popularity. These are never the most effective or sustainable options and are often times flat-out unhealthy. When it comes to your diet, small changes over time can make a big difference. One of the simplest ways to modify your diet and improve your health is to focus on increasing your consumption of fruits and vegetables. It is well-known that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can decrease the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Another strategy for the New Year is to cook at home more and eat out less. That way, you have control over portion size and also all of the ingredients (including salt, oils, butter, etc.) involved in preparing your meal. For further dietary guidance and support, you can always schedule an appointment with one of our nutritionists at RWWC.

Establish Care

If you have not had an annual wellness visit or gynecologic exam in some time, please be sure to put this on your to-do list for 2018. Even if you feel healthy and have not had any changes to your health in the last several years, there are likely to be preventive health measures that you might be missing out on. We can help to make sure you are up-to-date with your immunizations, cancer screenings, and routine bloodwork so that you stay as healthy as possible in the years to come.
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Ashley Piotrowski, Board Certified Aesthetician

Former owner of The Bronzed Bee, has a passion for making people feel beautiful. With a Bachelors of Science in Forensics Criminal Justice and law, she made a drastic career change by transitioning into the beauty industry after attending law school. After graduating from The Rizzieri Aveda Institute of Aesthetics in New Jersey, she decided to merge her passion for Aesthetics with her innate business and leadership skills, and The Bronzed Bee was born! After 5 years of business she was ready for a change and decided to shift her focus to medical aesthetics, thus joining the DermaCenter team.

" When people look good on the outside, they feel good on the inside and are more likely to go out into the world with a positive attitude. I'm just glad I can say I had some part of that!"

Ashley has received national and international recognition as a leading Aesthetician in her field, and holds multiple awards from Allure Magazine, Best of Philly, GPhilly and InStyle Magazine.

She hold certifications and Licenses in; Aesthetics, Medical Aesthetics, Microblading, Eyelash Extensions, Advanced Waxing, Lymphatic Drainage, and is a member in good standing with The Allied Beauty Experts. 


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As a healthcare facility, we would like to encourage our employees and patients to exercise more while also promoting health related charities. Our next health walk(s) we will be attending:

Jingle Bell Run
Arthritis Foundation 
December 2nd, 2017
The Navy Yard
4747 S Broad St #120
Philadelphia, PA 19112

The Loop Race
December 3rd, 2017
Starts @ 10am
Lloyd Hall
1 Boathouse Row
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Ugly Sweater Run
Decemebr 16th, 2017
Starts @ 8:30am
[More info here]
Fairmount Park
4231 Ave of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19119

We look forward to seeing you there!

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After 6pm on December 7th

Christmas Day, December 25th

New Years Day, November 1st

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