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Winter health and wellness tips

Posted at 5:24 PM, Jan 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-12 17:24:44-05

The new year brings new challenges and staying healthy is more important than ever. Emily talked with Married to Medicine star and concierge physician Dr. Contessa Metcalfe who has some timely tips to help you look and feel better.

Where do you start when it comes to good wellness? Dr. Metcalfe says as a preventative medicine physician it is so important that we focus on preventive medicine and my colleagues an myself on Married to Medicine often talk about all the challenges this pandemic has put on our patients and so focusing on mental and physical wellness. She says I am going to give you some tips and I partnered with some great brands to help us do just that.

Dr. Metcalfe says her tip for affordable wellness is Dollar General. Did you know that nearly three in four Americans live within five miles of a Dollar General store? She says the stores provide value and convenience on items everyone needs, vitamins, over-the-counter medications, personal items and other wellness essentials, plus every store has food options to make the healthier meals you need to keep your body in tip top shape and they created better for you recipes, for healthier options not just in January but all throughout the year. You can download to the app to get coupons and messages.

Dr. Metcalfe says she is practicing dry January and she is making a “Rosa-ution to Stella-brate” with Stella Rosa Natural’s non-alcoholic which is America’s favorite semi sweet, semi sparkling non-alcoholic Italian wine. She says it is made with real fruit flavors, naturally gluten free and vegan and it has 30% less calories as it’s alcohol counterpart. It comes in four flavors, black, red, rose’ and peach.

Dr. Metcalfe says it is important to prioritize not just your mental health but your physical health as well and in order to do that, stay active. She says no matter what you fitness level is, Planet Fitness is here to help you feel “fit-tacular,” which is that feel good feeling you get from working out all year long. They have the highest health, safety and cleanliness standards available and She says Planet Fitness is the first fitness brand to achieve the well-safety rating, which means everyone can gym confidently. They can feel safer going inside when they see that seal outside. Dr. Metcalfe says so get active for your body and your mind because exercise boosts your mood, it improves your sleep and it lessens your risk of depression and anxiety.

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