'New Year, New You' - Helping Women Maximize Their Individual Potential

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"New Year, New You" focuses on helping women start the new year with a goal to successfully integrate all facets of their lives, thus reducing and managing stress. One component of "New Year, New You," is "Ladies Night at New Image," a bi-weekly event offering women the opportunity to improve their health by being physically active and reducing stress.

Certified self-care consultant Marcia Davis Taylor launches "New Year, New You" program on January 8, 2009.

Women are typically responsible for household management, childcare, and in many instances elder care for ill or aging family members. This is in addition to working, going to school, volunteering and many other activities. These responsibilities leave precious little time for women to spend on themselves, which often leads to high levels of stress. Stress that occurs for extended periods of time has been proven to negatively impact health and well-being.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, up to 90% of doctor visits in the United States may be triggered by a stress-related illness. Stress contributes to a weakened immune system and susceptibility to infections, has been linked to gynecologic problems, including painful periods and miscarriages, and research indicates that chronic stress speeds up the aging process at the cellular level. Stress symptoms may show up in the form of anxiety, memory loss, short attention span, fatigue, tension, emotional outbursts or the inability to relax.

"New Year, New You" focuses on helping women start the new year with a goal to successfully integrate all facets of their lives, thus reducing and managing stress. One component of "New Year, New You," is "Ladies Night at New Image," a bi-weekly event offering women the opportunity to improve their health by being physically active and reducing stress. Each Ladies Night features a special event, which in the past has included sampling healthy food and experiencing the benefits of therapeutic massage. As a community service, New Image Personal Training & Fitness Center has made its facility open to all women in the local community for the bi-weekly Ladies Night.

About Wellspring Personal Wellness & Self-Development Services

Marcia Davis Taylor is a certified self-care consultant, Independent Consultant with Warm Spirit, and owner of Wellspring Personal Wellness & Self-Development Services. Her blog, which is published on both Yahoo Shine and BlogHer, encourages women to explore and implement strategies to take better care of themselves, step outside of their roles as wives, mothers and caregivers, and celebrate their individuality.

You can learn more about Marcia and Wellspring at http://www.wellspringpersonalwellness.com.

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