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Living Well and Longer: Prime Women Hosts Wellness Conference

living wellLast week, Prime Women hosted our first event in the U.S., Living Well. As women of the ageless generation, we want to not only live longer, we want to live well. And living well means making sure we are considering our nutrition, wellness, fitness, and even cosmetic enhancements – if we choose. Then, we need to make certain our finances are in order, so we can do the things we’ve worked so hard to afford.

Approximately 140 women joined us at world-renowned Cooper Clinic to hear our panel of 5 consultants.

Our Speakers

Dr. John Antonetti, Medical Director – Clinique Dallas

Dr. Antonetti specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and performs a variety of procedures. He has published articles on topics including facial reconstruction, microsurgery, cosmetic surgery and burn surgery, and presents research at national and international plastic surgery meetings. Dr. Antonetti introduced us to the MiraDry, a Hyperhidrosis Treatment; Halo Laser Resurfacing, a customizable treatment to precisely target skin damage, and improve the appearance of tone, texture, fine lines* and wrinkles

living wellDr. Sharon Reimold, Heart Imaging Cardiologist – U.T. Southwestern

Dr. Sharon Reimold has been recognized as a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly and a Best Doctor by D Magazine. She was also the recipient of the Patricia and William L. Watson Jr., M.D., Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. As an expert in vascular heart disease and preventive cardiac care, Dr. Reimold spoke to us about the latest innovations and clinical knowledge to help prime women live longer, healthier lives by preventing coronary artery disease with risk factor modification.

Meredith Ratliff, MS, RD, LD – Texas Health Presbyterian-Dallas

Meredith is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and is a former board member of both the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Dallas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has over twelve years experience in helping individuals meet their health and wellness goals in an outpatient setting and assessing the medical nutrition needs of the hospital inpatient. Meredith shared with us the key components of a healthy diet that lay the groundwork for thriving in our older years.

  • Include all 3 sources of macronutrients in the diet – fat, carbohydrate, and protein.
  • Focus on nutrient rich foods
  • Eat for disease prevention
  • Stay hydrated

She also recommends the book, Food and Fitness After 50.

Stephen P. Tosha – Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Merrill Lynch

Stephen is a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Sr. Vice President-Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, helps clients pursue their investment objectives with customized investment portfolio based on their risk tolerance, needs and objectives. He combines his expertise and the methodologies supported by the deep and broad research and resources of Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. Stephen presented Gender Lens investing; specifically related to how women in leadership roles provide better investment returns for their company stock performance.

living wellDebra Atkinson, Fitness Expert and Author – Flippingfifty.com

Debra is certified by the American Council on Exercise and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and has spoken to hundreds of audiences on fitness and life-enhancing topics for more than 30 years. The founder of Flippingfifty.com and the Flipping 50 Podcast shared with us the key to exercise for longevity and how to be a critical thinker about fitness trends and fads. “A prime woman has to be a critical thinker about fitness trends and fads: We aren’t just overwhelmed with the ‘infobesity’out there, we’re underwhelmed by the lack of research done on peri and post menopausal prime women that even applies to us.”

We appreciate the support of our sponsors for the event – Clinique Dallas, Merrill Lynch, and Park Place Motors.

We also want to thank the companies that provided items for the Living Well attendee gift bags – St. John, Mary Kay, Revitalash, Cooper Aerobics, Essential Formulas, the Mozzarella Company, Limelight, and Worth New York.

Be watching for future announcements about Prime Women events in your city!

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