Health is wealth Mag - December 2023




F45 Coaches


Acorn Squash


HEALTHY GIFTS Ideas for this Season

Indulge in Wellness

FINANCIAL Wellness in 2024

to Keep You Merry & Fit



A Journey of Triumph

Tips to Embrace

Radiance & Wellness

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Festive Exercise Routines to Keep You Merry & Fit Roasted Vegetable Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe Raffy Turcios - Balancing Two Worlds: Fitness and Dentistry Harmony Taqiyya Averhart - Holistic Fitness: Beyond Aesthetics to Lifestyle Transformation



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Health Coach Certification

Healthy Gift Ideas to Spread Wellness This Season 18 Tricia Biswah - Special Highlight 20 Winter Beauty Tips to Embrace Radiance & Wellness 22 F45 Herricks 24 Stretch Zone 23


30 Hilton Orlando - Indulge in Wellness Orange Theory 28 Planning Healthy Goals for the New Year


Revitalize Your Well-being Post-Holiday Detoxification

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Gianna Smith - Rumble Boxing Balancing Act Juggling Career, Fitness & Self-Care

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Benefits of HIIT Workouts Maximizing Fitness in Minimal Time #MoveWith Athleta Event

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Plant-Powered Living: Embracing a Vegan Lifestyle for Health and the Planet

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Radiant Skin from Within A Holistic Approach to Skincare


Hotwork Heat, Infrared Energy and Exercise 54

Navigating the Digital Mind Cultivating Mental Wellness in the Tech Age Long Island Back and Neck Care

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Matchaful - The Finest Japanese Matchas Balance With Intent Psychology


Joshua Rosenthal New Book

64 Superfood Spotlight Nourishing Your Body with Nature's Gifts

Bio Edge Upcoming Events

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Sleep Hygiene Unlocking the Secrets to Quality Rest and Well- Being



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Navigating Financial Wellness in 2024 A Roadmap to Prosperity

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Stress-Busting Recipes Cooking Your Way to Calmness 76 The Transformative Journey with IIN Empowering Health and Wellness 78 VitaMineral IV Therapy & Wellness Center A Beacon of Health in the Heart of NY 82 Latino Restaurant Association 80

Editor’s Letter


Dear Readers,

As the winter winds whisper tales of festivities and new beginnings, we bring you the December edition of Health is Wealth Magazine— a seasonal companion on your wellness journey. In this edition, we're excited to present a collection of articles curated to enrich your holiday season and set the stage for a vibrant new year. Discover " Festive Exercise Routines to Keep You Merry & Fit ," where we share invigorating workouts to balance the indulgences of the season. Embrace the holiday spirit while taking care of your well-being. Winter brings its charm, but it can be demanding on our skin. Our " Winter Beauty Tips to Embrace Radiance & Wellness " will guide you on maintaining a healthy glow despite the chilly weather. 'Tis the season of giving, and what better gift than health? Explore " Healthy Gift Ideas to Spread Wellness This Season " for thoughtful presents that promote well-being and self-care. As we approach the end of the year, it's the perfect time for reflection and goal-setting. Join us in " Planning Healthy Goals for the New Year " as we provide insights and inspiration for a wholesome start to 2024. Our December cover features the dynamic duo— Taqiyya Averhart & Raffy Turcios —two individuals who embody the spirit of wellness and radiate positivity. Their journey and insights will grace the cover, inspiring you to embrace a healthier lifestyle. May this edition infuse your holiday season with joy, wellness, and a sense of purpose. Thank you for being a cherished part of the Health is Wealth community. Wishing you a December filled with warmth, laughter, and abundant well-being.





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Balancing Two Worlds: Fitness and Dentistry Harmony



COACH @F45_Training_Herricks ENTREPRENEUR @LuxurySmileLI

"The way you do one thing is the way you do everything." is a profound belief that guides me in helping individuals improve, whether at F45 Herricks or Luxury Smile.”

Being both a fitness coach at F45 and an entrepreneur at Luxury Smile, how do you balance the demands of a high-intensity fitness role with the responsibilities of running your own business? Balancing F45 Herricks and Luxury Smile is surprisingly manageable since they demand different things. F45 is physically intense, involving weights and constant movement. On the other hand, Luxury Smile is mentally demanding due to scheduling and patient communication. Despite their differences, they don't collide, and managing both is less complicated than people might think.


Could you share the journey of establishing a Luxury Smile and its connection to promoting overall well-being? How do you see the intersection of oral health and general wellness in your entrepreneurial venture? Starting Luxury Smile was a result of the pandemic shutting down gyms, and I was out of a job. Coming from a family deeply rooted in the dental industry, especially my mother who owns a dental office, I took a teeth whitening course. This opportunity aligned with my interest in looking and feeling great. Since then, I've been offering teeth whitening services at Luxury Smile. Considering the emphasis on holistic well- being at F45 Herricks and your commitment to fitness coaching and entrepreneurship, how do you both believe that physical fitness, mental, emotional health, and overall well-being intersect, and how does match in both the F45 studio and the entrepreneurial ventures like Luxury Smile? I firmly believe in the interconnectedness of everything. As a professor once said, "The way you do one thing is the way you do everything." Whether it's at F45 Herricks or Luxury Smile, my goal is to assist individuals in becoming a better version of themselves. Whether it's through intense workouts or enhancing their smiles, the end result is an improved sense of well-being, confidence, and integrity. Listening to their needs, both verbally and through body language, became crucial in inspiring them during Rumble Boxing classes.

As a coach at Rumble Glencove, how do you inspire and motivate individuals to push their limits, not only physically but also mentally, during their training sessions? Rumble Boxing sparked my interest in group fitness. After falling in love with my first class, I gained experience, honed my skills, and learned to understand what people needed during workouts.


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Holistic Fitness: Beyond Aesthetics to Lifestyle Transformation HEALTH IS WEALTH MAGAZINE

@F45_Training_Herricks MANAGER

"Beyond physical fitness, we prioritize mental and emotional health, fostering a holistic lifestyle. Our diverse team ensures engagement, and our sense of community creates a one-on-one experience in a group setting.”

How does F45 Training Herricks prioritize the holistic well-being of its members beyond physical fitness, considering mental and emotional health? At F45 Training Herricks, we prioritize holistic well-being, addressing not just physical fitness but also mental and emotional health. Our approach involves listening to our members, understanding their needs, and collaboratively formulating a plan for both physical and lifestyle changes.


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F45 is known for fostering a sense of community among its members. How does the studio create an environment that not only focuses on individual fitness goals but also encourages mutual support and camaraderie among participants? Fostering a sense of community is a top priority at F45 Herricks, aligning with F45 corporate's mission of holistic health and wellness in a community setting. Our diverse team helps us build a diverse community, and we focus on individual needs, providing personalized training in a group setting. We take the time to know our members personally, from their goals to family details, creating a supportive environment that holds everyone accountable. Considering the emphasis on holistic well- being at F45 Herricks and your commitment to fitness coaching and entrepreneurship, how do you both believe that physical fitness, mental, emotional health, and overall well-being intersect, and how does match in both the F45 studio and the entrepreneurial ventures like Luxury Smile? Holistic well-being is at the core of F45, encompassing mental, physical, and emotional aspects. Our approach emphasizes nourishing the body, proper movement, and mental well- being to create a happier and more successful individual. Unlike focusing solely on weight loss, we prioritize the long-term process and lifestyle changes. We aim to shift the mindset towards appreciating the journey, getting stronger, feeling better, and enjoying overall health and happiness. While aesthetics are a consideration, our primary goal is the overall well-being and happiness of our members. knowledge, along with F45 corporate's use of master trainers and research-backed movements, ensures engagement across the board. It all starts with developing a solid team that values diversity, ensuring a vibrant and inclusive community.

We focus on developing healthy habits, consistency, and mental toughness, recognizing that it's not just about aesthetics but a complete lifestyle transformation that extends to work and family life. Nutrition is a key element, and we host workshops on eating, recovery, and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle.

As the Studio Manager, how do you incorporate innovative fitness trends or methodologies at F45 Herricks to ensure members have a diverse and engaging experience? As the studio manager, we incorporate innovative fitness trends and methodologies at F45 Herricks to ensure a diverse and engaging experience for our members. Our diverse team with varied backgrounds and

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Festive Exercise Routines to Keep You Merry & Fit

As the holiday season approaches, maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle becomes more crucial than ever. Balancing festive celebrations with a commitment to your well-being is not only possible but can be quite enjoyable. In this edition, we explore festive exercise routines that will keep you in shape, boost your mood, and provide a perfect counterbalance to those holiday treats. Jingle Bell Jogging Embrace the winter wonderland by taking your jogging routine outdoors. Whether it's a snowy landscape or a crisp, cool day, a Jingle Bell Jog can be a festive and invigorating way to get your heart rate up. Consider joining local holiday-themed runs or create your own with friends and family. The jingling sound of bells on your shoes will add an extra touch of merriment to your workout. Find tranquility amidst the holiday hustle with Yuletide Yoga. Create a peaceful space adorned with festive decorations, and indulge in a session that focuses on flexibility, balance, and mindfulness. Yuletide Yoga

The key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the holidays is balance.

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Incorporate poses named after holiday elements like the Christmas Tree Pose or the Snowflake Pose. This routine not only benefits your body but also provides a mental escape from seasonal stress. Turn gift wrapping into a strength-building exercise. Use the act of lifting and carrying presents as an opportunity to engage your muscles. Practice proper lifting techniques, engage your core, and consider it a festive power workout. Just remember to lift with your legs, not your back! Present Lifting Power Workout Indulge in treats in moderation, and incorporate these festive exercises to stay merry and fit during the holidays. Dancing is a joyful and effective way to stay active during the holiday season. Create a playlist filled with your favorite festive tunes and let loose with the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy or your own improvised holiday dance routine. Dancing not only burns calories but also uplifts your spirits. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy If you're a cycling enthusiast, take your bike for a festive spin. Explore holiday light displays or cycle through neighborhoods adorned with decorations. Sleigh Ride Cycling

Whether it's a solo sleigh ride or a group cycling event, it's a heart-pumping way to enjoy the festive atmosphere while staying fit. Mistletoe HIIT High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) can be adapted into a quick and effective holiday workout. Create a circuit of exercises such as jumping jacks, burpees, and lunges, interspersed with festive moves like reaching for mistletoe. It's a time-efficient way to keep your metabolism revved up amidst the holiday rush. Remember, the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the holidays is balance. Enjoy the festive season, indulge in treats in moderation, and keep these fun and festive exercise routines in your repertoire to stay merry and fit throughout the most wonderful time of the year. Happy holidays and happy exercising!

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Roasted Vegetable Stuffed Acorn Squash

DIRECTIONS 1.Preheat your oven: Set it to 400°F (200°C). Prepare the Squash: Place the halved acorn squashes on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the squash is tender. 2. Prepare the Filling: While the squash is roasting, mix the cooked quinoa, Brussels sprouts, carrots, kale, cranberries, and pecans in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Toss until everything is well coated. 3. Stuff the Squash: Once the acorn squashes are done roasting, fill each half with the quinoa and vegetable mixture. 4. Roast Again: Place the stuffed squashes back in the oven for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are golden and tender. 5. Garnish and Serve: Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh thyme. Serve warm, and enjoy the festive flavors! 6. NOTES This Roasted Vegetable Stuffed Acorn Squash not only captures the essence of Christmas with its vibrant colors but also ensures a healthy and hearty holiday meal. Share this delightful recipe with your loved ones, and celebrate the season with wellness in mind. After all, a healthy Christmas is a happy Christmas!

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15 minutes


2 acorn squashes, halved and seeds removed 1 cup quinoa, cooked 1 cup Brussels sprouts, halved 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup kale, stems removed and leaves torn 1/2 cup cranberries, fresh or dried 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste Fresh thyme for garnish

The holiday season is a time for joy, gratitude, and, of course, delicious food. This Christmas, let's embrace the spirit of wellness with a delightful and healthy recipe that promises to add a burst of flavor to your festive celebrations. This Roasted Vegetable Stuffed Acorn Squash is not only a feast for the eyes but also a nourishing treat for your body.

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Additionally, students have access to an online community and valuable resources that help them build their coaching practice once they obtain their certification. If you dream of helping others achieve their optimal well-being and desire a meaningful career in health coaching, IIN's Health Coach certification could be the first step towards achieving that. Become an agent of positive change and make a difference in people's lives while advancing your own personal and professional growth.

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TRICIA BISWAH Secret life of Meet Tricia Biswah, the unstoppable force of fitness and a beacon of inspiration for Health is Wealth magazine. A mother of two, Tricia is not only a Scientist, Award-Winning Inventor, and Entrepreneur but also the Manager of Microbiological Quality and Sterility Assurance for a major healthcare manufacturer. Despite her demanding career and numerous accomplishments, she remains a relentless advocate for health and wellness.

Tricia's fitness journey traces back to her early years when she grappled with weight challenges. Witnessing her father's struggle with type two diabetes and its devastating consequences ignited a transformation within her. Approaching the same age her father passed away, Tricia decided to take charge of her health. March 2023 marked the beginning of her profound transformation, shedding 30 pounds through a combination of rigorous workouts and a renewed focus on nutrition.

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In this issue, Tricia shares her exclusive insights into transformative workout routines, intermittent fasting, and mindful nutrition. Her story is not just about physical transformation but also breaking mental barriers of age and race. Tricia's journey emphasizes that being smart, beautiful, and fit knows no age limits. Despite her demanding career and numerous accomplishments, she remains a relentless advocate for health and wellness.

Named the group winner in the FabOver40 competition, Tricia's resilience and dedication are truly remarkable. Her feature in Health is Wealth is a celebration of triumph over adversity, showcasing the blueprint to a transformative weight loss experience. Join us as we delve into the narrative of Tricia's journey—a testament to the profound impact of resilience, discipline, and the unwavering pursuit of a healthier, happier life.


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As the winter season approaches, it brings along chilly winds and dry air, which can take a toll on your skin, hair, and overall well-being. Embracing a beauty routine tailored for the winter months is crucial to ensure you glow from the inside out. In this edition of Health is Wealth, we've curated a set of winter beauty tips to keep you radiant and healthy during the colder days. Wellness Radiance &

The cold weather tends to dehydrate the skin, so it's essential to boost your water intake. Hydrated skin is resilient against dryness and maintains a natural glow. Incorporate water-rich foods like cucumbers, watermelon, and oranges into your diet to enhance hydration from the inside. Hydration is Key Update your skincare routine by opting for a heavier moisturizer. Look for products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and glycerin to lock in moisture and create a protective barrier against the harsh winter elements. Switch to a Richer Moisturizer Cold air can leave your hair dry and brittle. Treat your locks to deep-conditioning treatments or hair masks enriched with natural oils like argan oil, coconut oil, or jojoba oil. This helps restore moisture and promotes healthy, lustrous hair. Nourish Your Hair

Combat dull and flaky skin with regular, gentle exfoliation. Choose a mild exfoliator to slough off dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. This not only enhances skin texture but also allows your skincare products to penetrate more effectively. Gentle Exfoliation

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Don't forget the sunscreen, even in winter. UV rays can still cause damage, especially when reflected off snow. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and apply it to exposed skin, including your face, hands, and neck. Protect Your Skin While a warm bath may be tempting in the cold weather, hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils. Opt for lukewarm water instead and add hydrating ingredients like oatmeal or milk to soothe and nourish your skin. Warm Baths with Care Keep your lips soft and kissable by applying a nourishing lip balm regularly. Look for formulations with ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, and vitamin E to combat chapped lips effectively. Lip Care Winter beauty starts from within. Support your skin health by incorporating immune-boosting foods into your diet, such as citrus fruits, leafy greens, and antioxidant-rich berries. Boost Your Immune System Regular exercise improves blood circulation, which, in turn, enhances skin health. Whether it's indoor workouts or outdoor activities like winter sports, staying active contributes to a radiant complexion. Stay Active Finally, prioritize self-care to manage stress. Practice mindfulness, indulge in a good book, or enjoy a warm cup of herbal tea. A stress-free mind contributes significantly to your overall beauty. Mindful Self-Care As you navigate the winter season, let these beauty tips be your guide to radiant skin, healthy hair, and overall wellness. Embrace the season with self-love and care, and let your beauty shine through the winter chill.

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As the holiday season approaches, the quest for the perfect gift becomes a top priority. This year, consider giving the gift of health and well-being to your loved ones. In this article, we explore a curated selection of healthy and thoughtful presents that align with the spirit of Health is Wealth. These gifts not only express your love and care but also contribute to the overall well-being of those you hold dear. to Spread Wellness HEALTHY GIFT IDEAS This Season

Nutrient-Packed Gift Baskets Surprise your friends and family with beautifully arranged gift baskets filled with an assortment of nutrient-packed goodies. From organic fruits and nuts to herbal teas and dark chocolates, these baskets are a delightful way to promote healthy snacking during the festive season.

Fitness Tracker Encourage an active lifestyle by gifting a fitness tracker. These devices help monitor daily activity levels, sleep patterns, and even heart rate. Ideal for fitness enthusiasts or those embarking on a wellness journey, a fitness tracker is a stylish and functional accessory that promotes a holistic approach to health.

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Cookbook for Healthy Living Inspire culinary adventures with a cookbook focused on nutritious and delicious recipes. Whether your loved one is a seasoned chef or just starting in the kitchen, a cookbook emphasizing whole foods and balanced meals can be a valuable addition to their collection.

Mindfulness and Meditation Apps Support mental well-being by introducing loved ones to mindfulness and meditation apps. Gift subscriptions to popular meditation apps that guide users through relaxation techniques and stress- relief exercises, fostering a sense of calm and balance.

Aromatherapy Diffuser Create a soothing atmosphere at home with an aromatherapy diffuser. Paired with essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, or chamomile, these diffusers promote relaxation and can contribute to improved sleep quality and stress reduction.

Reusable Water Bottles and Eco-Friendly Tumblers Encourage hydration and sustainability with stylish reusable water bottles or eco- friendly tumblers. Not only do they reduce single-use plastic waste, but they also make for practical and chic accessories for those on the go.

Fitness Class Subscriptions Provide the gift of movement by gifting subscriptions to virtual fitness classes or local studios. Whether it's yoga, pilates, or high-intensity interval training, these subscriptions empower recipients to prioritize their physical health from the comfort of their homes.

This holiday season, go beyond the ordinary and embrace the spirit of Health is Wealth by choosing gifts that contribute to the well-being of your loved ones. From nourishing snacks to mindfulness tools, these presents are a meaningful way to express your care while promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Happy gifting!

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for the New Year HEALTHY GOALS

As the New Year approaches, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past and contemplating the positive changes we can make in the coming year. If health and wellness are at the forefront of your priorities, it's time to embark on a journey of self-improvement through thoughtful goal-setting. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of planning healthy objectives that are not only attainable but transformative for your overall well-being. Before diving into goal-setting, take a moment to reflect on your current health. Consider both physical and mental aspects, acknowledging your strengths and areas for improvement. This self- awareness will serve as a foundation for setting realistic and meaningful goals. Reflect on Your Current Health Your Blueprint for Wellness

Establish Clear and Specific Objectives

Vague goals often lead to frustration and abandonment. Instead, focus on creating clear and specific objectives. For example, rather than a generic goal like "lose weight," consider a specific target such as "exercise for 30 minutes five times a week" or "i nclude one extra serving of vegetables in each meal."

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Prioritize Mental Well-being

Wellness is a holistic concept that includes mental health. Incorporate goals that prioritize stress reduction, mindfulness, and emotional well-being. Whether it's practicing daily meditation, scheduling regular breaks for self- reflection, or incorporating activities that bring you joy, nurturing your mental health is a key component of overall wellness.

Make Goals Measurable

Create a Realistic Timeline Setting a realistic timeline ensures that your goals are achievable and sustainable. Instead of overwhelming yourself with drastic changes, consider a gradual approach. For example, if your aim is to adopt a plant-based diet, start by incorporating one plant-based meal per day before transitioning to a fully plant-based diet. Measuring progress is crucial for staying motivated. Break down your larger goals into smaller, measurable milestones. Celebrate achievements along the way, reinforcing your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. For instance, if your goal is to improve cardiovascular health, track your weekly running distance or monitor changes in resting heart rate. Seek Professional Guidance If your goals involve significant lifestyle changes, consider seeking guidance from health professionals. Nutritionists, personal trainers, and mental health professionals can provide personalized advice and support tailored to your unique needs.

Embrace Accountability Share your goals with a friend, family member, or wellness community. Accountability can be a powerful motivator. Knowing that others are aware of your objectives encourages commitment and provides a support system during challenging times. Adjust and Reassess Flexibility is key to maintaining motivation. Life is unpredictable, and circumstances may change. Regularly reassess your goals, making adjustments as needed. Remember, the journey to wellness is dynamic, and adapting your goals ensures continued progress. As you step into the New Year, view your health and wellness goals as a journey of self- discovery and positive transformation. By setting clear, measurable objectives, prioritizing mental well-being, and seeking support when needed, you'll be well on your way to achieving a healthier and more fulfilling life. Embrace the opportunity for growth and make 2023 a year of wellness and vitality.

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Indulge in Wellness Elevating Guest Experience at Hilton Orlando with Spa, Fitness, Healthy Dining, and Relaxation Haven E a journey to Orlando is not just about exploring the enchanting theme parks or embracing the vibrant energy of the

city. It's an opportunity to indulge in a holistic experience at Hilton Orlando, where luxury meets wellness. In an exclusive conversation with Jenn Vollmer, Cluster Manager of Marketing, eCommerce & Social Media for Hiltons of Orlando, we unveil the array of wellness offerings that elevate the guest experience. From rejuvenating spa therapies to state-of-the-art fitness facilities, healthy dining options, and dedicated relaxation spaces, discover how Hilton Orlando transforms a stay into a wellness retreat, catering to the body, mind, and spirit. H&W: What specific health and wellness services does Hilton Orlando offer to enhance the guest experience? J.V: Hilton Orlando has a full-service spa and salon, eforea spa, featuring results-oriented and locally inspired therapies, including massages, facials, and body treatments. Specific services can be found on our website at:

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J.V: Hilton Orlando offers a variety of sports courts, including basketball, volleyball, tennis, along with a 15,000 sq. ft. 24-hr Fitness Center complete with Peloton bicycles, HydroRows, and state of the art equipment from PRECOR. H&W: Could you elaborate on the sports facilities or physical activities available for guests seeking to stay active during their stay? H&W: How does the hotel address healthy food choices in its restaurants and menus? J.V: Hilton Orlando offers seven distinctive dining outlets, each with their own personality. Whatever you’re craving, Hilton Orlando has a flavor to satisfy it. Our restaurant menus feature a variety of options to accommodate dietary needs. H&W: Are there dedicated areas for relaxation and rejuvenation, such as spas or meditation zones? J.V: Hilton Orlando features a full service spa – eforea spa, with dedicated lounge for relaxation. From a little R&R to making a big splash, the heart of the resort is the expansive recreation area featuring a tropical oasis with sweeping waterfalls overflowing into two pools and a lazy river lined with luxurious cabana, and plenty of spaces to promote relaxation. Where every guest experience is tailored to nourish the body and soul. Hilton Orlando is a haven for those seeking holistic wellness.

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Revitalize Your Well-being Post-Holiday Detoxification

As the festive season fades away, many of us find ourselves reveling in the joyful memories of celebrations, delicious meals, and cherished moments with loved ones. However, the aftermath of indulgence often leaves our bodies craving a reset. This is where the concept of post-holiday detoxification comes into play, offering a refreshing start to the new year. Understanding the Need for Detoxification

Embrace Nutrient-Rich Foods Shift your focus to nutrient-dense, whole foods that nourish your body. Incorporate a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains into your meals. These foods provide essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, aiding in the detox process and boosting your energy levels. Tea Time for Detox Herbal teas are excellent companions during a post-holiday detox. Opt for teas with ingredients like ginger, dandelion, peppermint, or chamomile, known for their digestive and detoxifying properties. Sipping on warm tea throughout the day can be both soothing and beneficial for your body. Move Your Body Physical activity plays a crucial role in detoxification by stimulating blood flow and supporting the lymphatic system.

The holiday season tends to bring an abundance of rich foods, sugary treats, and perhaps a bit more alcohol than usual. While these indulgences contribute to the joy of the season, they can also leave us feeling sluggish, bloated, and a few pounds heavier. A post-holiday detox serves as a mindful and intentional way to support the body in eliminating accumulated toxins, promoting overall health and well-being. Hydration as the Foundation One of the simplest yet most effective ways to kickstart your post-holiday detox is by prioritizing hydration. Adequate water intake helps flush out toxins, supports digestion, and rejuvenates the skin. Consider infusing your water with lemon or cucumber for an extra boost of flavor and detoxifying properties.

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Engage in activities you enjoy, whether it's a brisk walk, yoga, or a dance session. Sweating through exercise helps eliminate toxins and enhances your overall sense of well-being. Mindful Practices for Detoxing the Mind Detoxification isn't just about the body; it also involves clearing the mind. Incorporate mindfulness practices such as meditation, deep breathing, or journaling into your routine. These practices promote mental clarity, reduce stress, and contribute to a holistic sense of detoxification. Quality Sleep for Restoration Adequate and restful sleep is an often underestimated component of detoxification. Ensure you get the recommended hours of sleep each night to support your body's natural healing and rejuvenation processes. Gradual Changes for Lasting Impact Rather than resorting to extreme detox measures, focus on sustainable changes that align with your lifestyle. Gradual adjustments in dietary choices, hydration habits, and self-care practices can have a lasting impact on your well-being. Embarking on a post-holiday detox is a mindful way to reset your body and mind, setting the tone for a healthier and more vibrant year ahead. Listen to your body, make choices that align with your well-being goals, and savor the journey to a revitalized you.

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She’s 75% Sicilian, so you can guarantee there will be lots of spice in her classes. With backgrounds in dance and kickboxing, her attention to detail and technique will help you to become just like a pro in no time. Don’t underestimate her power, she’s tiny but mighty. W as born and raised on Long Island. Gianna graduated from the University of Rhode Island (GO RAMS). While studying Public Relations and Writing/Rhetoric, she worked with a team of booking agents, organizing concerts and comedy shows in the New England area. Some of which included Khalid, Josh Peck, Juice Wrld, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Lil Baby, John Mulaney, and Joel McHale. After hoping to land a career in the entertainment booking industry post- college, COVID-19 put that dream on the back burner. While working full-time as a Marketing Manager, Gianna continued teaching Fitness Kickboxing classes part-time until she realized this is where her true passion was.

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BALANCING Juggling Career, Fitness & Self-Care HEALTH IS WEALTH MAGAZINE



inding equilibrium between career ambitions, fitness goals, and self-care can often seem like an elusive pursuit. Many of us find ourselves caught in a perpetual balancing act, struggling to meet the demands of a busy career while also nurturing our physical and mental well-being. However, achieving harmony in this triad is not only possible but essential for long-term health and happiness. In this edition of Health is Wealth Magazine, we unravel the secrets to mastering the balancing act and reclaiming control over our lives. The Career Marathon: Navigating Work Demands Careers can be all-consuming, leaving little room for personal well-being. However, striking a balance begins with effective time management and setting realistic expectations. Embrace the power of prioritization—identify crucial tasks, set boundaries, and learn to say no when necessary. Efficiently managing your workload not only enhances productivity but also frees up time for the elements crucial to your overall well-being. Elevating Fitness: Making Time for Physical Health Maintaining an active lifestyle often takes a back seat when career demands intensify.

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Yet, integrating fitness into your routine is a non- negotiable aspect of achieving balance. Schedule regular workouts as you would any other work commitment. Whether it's a morning jog, a lunchtime yoga session, or an evening gym class, treat your fitness routine with the same importance as a critical business meeting. The rejuvenating effects of exercise will not only boost your physical health but also enhance your mental clarity and overall productivity. Nurturing Self-Care: Prioritizing Mental and Emotional Well- Being Self-care is not a luxury but a necessity, especially in high-stress environments. Allocate time for activities that rejuvenate your mind and spirit. Whether it's indulging in a good book, practicing meditation, or enjoying a hobby, self- care rituals are instrumental in maintaining mental and emotional equilibrium. Cultivate self- awareness to recognize signs of burnout, and respond by taking the necessary breaks to recharge. Practical Tips for Balance Create a Realistic Schedule: Design a daily or weekly schedule that accommodates work commitments, fitness routines, and self-care practices. Set Boundaries: Establish clear boundaries between work and personal life to prevent career demands from encroaching on your well-being. Prioritize Health: Treat health-related activities as non-negotiable appointments, just like work meetings.

Delegate When Possible: Don't hesitate to delegate tasks at work and enlist support in personal responsibilities to lighten your load. Learn to Say No: Recognize your limits and gracefully decline additional commitments when your plate is full. Batch Similar Tasks: Streamline your workflow by grouping similar

tasks together, optimizing efficiency. A Balanced Life Awaits

In the pursuit of a successful and fulfilling life, the balance between career, fitness, and self-care is the key to longevity and happiness. Remember, achieving equilibrium is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor; it requires continuous self-assessment and adjustment. By implementing these practical tips, you can embark on a journey to harmonize the various aspects of your life, ensuring a truly prosperous and well-rounded existence. Here's to your health and wealth!

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Benefits of HIIT Workouts

Maximizing Fitness in Minimal Time

The quest for effective and time-efficient workouts has led many fitness enthusiasts to discover the transformative power of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This revolutionary approach to fitness has gained widespread acclaim for its efficiency in achieving diverse health goals in a fraction of the time typically spent in traditional workouts. C arving out time for comprehensive fitness routines can be a challenge.

This alternating pattern not only challenges the cardiovascular system but also engages various muscle groups, making it a comprehensive and time- saving workout solution. One of the primary attractions of HIIT is its ability to maximize calorie burn in a short duration. The intense intervals push the body to exert more effort, elevating the heart rate and increasing the post- exercise calorie burn, known as the afterburn effect or excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). This phenomenon means that the body continues to burn calories even after the workout has concluded, making HIIT an efficient fat-burning strategy. Efficient Calorie Burn:

The Essence of HIIT:

High-Intensity Interval Training is characterized by short bursts of intense exercise followed by brief periods of rest or low-intensity activity.

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The high-intensity intervals engage muscle groups, promoting strength and lean muscle growth. This dual benefit of cardiovascular and strength training sets HIIT apart as a holistic fitness approach. Building Lean Muscle: Contrary to the misconception that HIIT is solely a cardiovascular workout, it also contributes to muscle development. The high- intensity intervals engage muscle groups, promoting strength and lean muscle growth. This dual benefit of cardiovascular and strength training sets HIIT apart as a holistic fitness approach. Considerations and Caution: While HIIT offers numerous benefits, it's essential to approach it with consideration for individual fitness levels and health conditions. Beginners may start with shorter, less intense sessions, gradually increasing intensity as fitness improves. Consulting with a healthcare professional or fitness expert is advised, especially for those with pre-existing health concerns. has revolutionized the fitness landscape, offering a time-efficient and effective solution for individuals seeking optimal health. Its ability to deliver diverse benefits, from efficient calorie burn to cardiovascular health and muscle development, makes it a compelling choice for those looking to maximize their fitness endeavors in minimal time. As we navigate the demands of our fast-paced lives, HIIT stands as a beacon of efficiency, proving that achieving health and wellness goals is not bound by lengthy workout sessions but by the strategic and impactful use of time in the pursuit of fitness. High-Intensity Interval Training

Time-Effective Workouts: In a world where time is a precious commodity, HIIT stands out as a solution for individuals with busy schedules. The structure of HIIT allows for intense workouts in as little as 15-30 minutes. This time efficiency has made it accessible for people who struggle to find prolonged periods for exercise, offering a viable option for squeezing in fitness amidst hectic daily routines. Cardiovascular Health: HIIT doesn't just focus on physical appearance; it significantly benefits cardiovascular health. The intense intervals challenge the heart and vascular system, promoting improved cardiovascular endurance. Studies have shown that HIIT can be as effective, if not more, than traditional steady-state cardio in enhancing heart health. Versatility in Training: HIIT is a versatile training method that can be adapted to various fitness levels and preferences. Whether it's running, cycling, bodyweight exercises, or a combination of these, the flexibility of HIIT allows individuals to tailor workouts to suit their preferences and goals.

Building Lean Muscle:

Contrary to the misconception that HIIT is solely a cardiovascular workout, it also contributes to muscle development.


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Plant-Powered Living:

Embracing a Vegan Lifestyle for Health and the Planet

In a world where health consciousness and environmental awareness are on the rise, the spotlight is turning towards plant-powered living. Embracing a vegan lifestyle is not just a dietary choice; it's a holistic commitment to personal well- being and the health of our planet. Let's delve into the compelling health benefits of a plant-based diet and explore key insights for a smooth transition to this compassionate way of living. The Health Benefits: Nourishing Body and Mind

Heart Health:

Numerous studies suggest that adopting a vegan diet can contribute to lower cholesterol levels and a reduced risk of heart disease. The absence of saturated fats found in animal products promotes cardiovascular well-being.

Weight Management:

Reduced Risk of Chronic Diseases:

A plant-based diet tends to be naturally lower in calories and saturated fats, making it an effective choice for those looking to manage or lose weight. The abundance of fiber from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains also aids in satiety.

Research indicates that plant-based diets may lower the risk of chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and hypertension. The antioxidant-rich nature of plant foods plays a crucial role in disease prevention.

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