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September 2018

Treat Yourself to Dysport and bring a Friend!

We want to meet your friends! This September treat yourself and/or a New friend to Dysport®.

Dysport

DysportŪ, is a simple, effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles that creates a youthful relaxed appearance.

  • Quick, effective and well tolerated treatment for frown lines, crows feet and wrinkles
  • Works within a few days
  • No down time
  • Can be done as a 'lunchtime procedure'

PH 09 486 0030 or Book your treatment today! Results may vary.

 

 

Special Offer
Book two areas and receive a complimentary Laser Genesis facial worth $500. Valid until 31 October 2018!

Skinfresh is the first and only clinic to bring you this revolutionary, safe and effective fat reduction technology. There is no pain or down time. Each standard area takes 30 minutes to treat, so it's fast too!

Trusculpt 3D is able to reduce the fat layer by an average 24%.

All skin types and colours can be safely treated.

Standard areas are - abdomen, flanks, arm fat (bingo wings), bra fat, inner thighs, above knees - each takes 30 minutes to treat. So abdomen and flanks take an hour.

We also do double chins - four minutes - this treatment is not in todays offer, but is inexpensive at $650 per treatment.

Typically, results are seen after one body treatment. Some patients may choose to have more! Several areas can be treated in one session.

Afterwards you can go straight back to normal activities!

Results start to be seen at 8 weeks with maximum results at 3 months. You can view the website here...

You can find out whether this treatment is suitable for you by booking a FREE (15 min), no-obligation consultation with one of our nurses. ph 09 486 0030 or email reception@villagemedical.co.nz

 

Midriff weight gain in midlife: how to prevent it

 

Midriff weight gain in midlife: how to prevent it

 

As we approach middle age, most people gain about half a kilo of weight per year, mostly around the midriff. Over the years, this weight gain increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, as well as the risk of dementia and cancer.

You can prevent this weight gain by making a number of small lifestyle changes. These include paying attention to healthy sleep and TV watching habits, managing stress, as well as getting exercise and controlling your diet.

Adjustments in diet

When it comes to diet, a good rule of thumb is to keep tabs of calories in versus calories out. Food that is high in fat and high in carbohydrates (starchy food) are most likely to cause weight gain and increase the risk of stroke and cardiac problems. However, using low fat milk may not be the answer, as one study showed it made no difference.

Another study showed that people lost weight when they increased their intake of vegetables, fruit, nuts, whole grains and yoghurt. One international expert went on record that this “Mediterranean” diet reduces all causes of mortality by 48%.

The “calories out” part tends to come down to exercise. Apart from burning calories, regular exercise brings numerous health benefits, including reducing stress. Anything that reduces stress helps to control the inflammatory messengers released into the body that cause weight gain. Stress makes you fat!

Stress, sleep and watching TV

Watching TV has been found to cause weight gain. This could be the result of being more passive, or perhaps it is caused by eating while watching TV.

Sleep habits play an important role too, with inadequate sleep possibly causing weight gain. You should be getting seven to eight hours sleep per night. People who sleep less than five or six hours a night, as well as those who sleep more than eight or nine hours also have an increased risk of stroke, according to one study.

So, if you want to keep midlife midriff fat at bay, you need to pay attention to lifestyle factors such as diet and sleep. The cumulative effect of these small changes will add up to significant health benefits.

Some of this information based on the article “Changes in diet and lifestyle and long-term weight gain in women and men” by Mozaffarian D et al. N Engl J Med 2011; 364


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