Everybody has broken a New Year’s resolution in the past. But this is the year to become the “you” that you can be. Sure, you can’t sport a six pack of abs after one week but there are quick changes you can make to become healthy for 2014. Those highlighted in this guide will make you happy, fit and ready to take on anything this year throws at you.
Dr. Lawrence Desjarlais, MD, FAAD
Lawrence Desjarlais General and Cosmetic Dermatology
"In my specialty, the one health tip that I can offer to help someone change their life is: regular skin exams and sun protection."
“My dermatology practice brings a unique blend of medical and aesthetic skincare; Treating patients of all ages with diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to skin, hair, and nails. I take pride in the ability to help my patients look, feel and become a healthier individual.” says Dr. Desjarlais. Healthy skin is beautiful skin. It supports that inner confidence that you wear every day. Doctor Desjarlais says he finds it very rewarding to follow his patients and help them through their journeys. One of his most rewarding cases “was helping a young lady with a scar she suffered from a dog bite on her face. With the latest laser technology we were able to markedly improve the appearance of the scar and increase her self-esteem at a very critical age for her.”
2350 Washtenaw Suite #3 Ann Arbor MI 48104
Grace Adams NCTM
Therapeutic Massage by Body Conscious
"With a lot of medical treatments people might feel better later. People leave our studio and instantly feel better."
Everyone needs a place that they can relax and regenerate. The owner, Grace Adams said “We’re trained in dealing with underlying problems and getting rid of pain as well as promoting relaxation.” Grace was drawn into the field because she herself suffers from chronic pain and she wanted to have a better understanding about it. Stress plays a big role in a lot of disease, illness and pain. Finding ways to really focus on yourself and your own wellbeing is important and makes a huge difference. A massage does more than just relax you though. Grace says she has “a patient who has chronic headaches and TMJ dysfunction that caused constant jaw pain and discomfort. With regular treatment we have been able to reduce her pain significantly and she has much fewer headaches than before.”
2454 E Stadium Blvd Suite BAnn Arbor, Michigan 48104
People’s Food co-op
"It’s a fundamentally different way of doing business that puts more control over their food supply into people’s"
Do you know where your food comes from? It’s tricky these days. There is an increased awareness about food, health and sustainability, more than ever before. These are all fundamental to the co-op’s mission. Kevin Sharp, the Marketing and Member Services Manager says, “A fundamental difference between the People’s Food Co-op and other grocery stores is cooperative ownership…the co-op is open to the general public as well. Everyone is encouraged to shop and benefit from what the co-op has to offer.”
216 N. Fourth Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
"Create healthy habits everyday (H2E). If it’s a habit, it will make you happy. Happiness is contagious!"
Once considered a fad left over from the hippy-60’s, yoga is now considered to help create healthier lifestyles. At A2 Yoga the diversity and the quality of classes offered not only attests to the quality of the teachers, but to students of all levels. The studio breathes the essence of an article written by business Guru, Ari Weinzweig, Striving for Third Place. “First place is home, second place is work or school, and third place is that place in the community that you fit in, a place you feel welcomed.” It’s also a mission of A2 Yoga to give back to the community. Each quarter a non-profit organization is chosen to be sponsored by A2 Yoga’s Program: Change into Dollar$ – Makes more Sens¢. In this way, the studios offers a few free classes a week and 100% of the donations go to the non-profit organization of the quarter.
2030 COMMERCE BLVD ANN ARBOR, MI 48103