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The Shape Of Things

“My theory is this: self care is self love,” said Alexandra Janelli, hypnotherapist, life coach, and owner of Modrn Sanctuary, a luxury spa in New York known for offering cutting-edge alternative treatments for optimal health. “When we love ourselves enough to take care of our incredible bodies, we can feel more confident and in charge of our lives, and show up for the people in our lives in a much more powerful way.”


You knew we were going to say it, but exercise truly is important! You don’t have to spend a fortune on gym memberships or take two hours out of your day just to work out. “Minimalism here is the key—while expensive gyms and fancy equipment can be enticing, what matters is that it gets done,” said Dani Singer, CEO and director of Fit2Go Personal Training. “So rather than getting distracted by the flash, focus on the key simple exercises that will actually change your life.”

With science continuously proving the many negative effects of sleep deprivation—from major hormonal imbalances to increased weight gain—it’s no wonder obesity rates are climbing. You have the ability to combat these issues by getting regular rest.


There are times when all the exercising and dieting in the world can’t eliminate stubborn fat deposits tenaciously holding on to thighs, arms, chins, and tummies. Thankfully, you can opt for non-invasive medspa treatments such as CoolSculpting or Vanquish to blast fat. CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, while Vanquish uses radio-frequency energy to heat fat cells to 120 degrees, killing them.


Sometimes, nothing can get you the results you want without going under the knife. Tummy tucks, arm lifts, breast augmentations, mommy makeovers, Brazilian butt lifts—there are plenty of very popular surgeries. If you’re considering surgery, it’s important to have realistic expectations and to take precautions when choosing your physician, like checking for board certification and experience. Do your research and follow your post-op instructions for optimal healing.


Remember, baby steps are better than no steps when it comes to caring for your body. If you simply exercise 10 minutes a day and make sleep a priority, you’ll be feeling and looking much better in no time. Go ahead and splurge on a medspa treatment or two or even surgery if you want to. Just don’t quit. Don’t give up. Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live!

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