Hyland’s HealthMakers – Transforming Lives Through Healthy Habits
Ms. New York America 2012, Doctor, TV and Media Personality and Women’s Health Advocate
Known as a brainy beauty, Dr. Helen Troncoso has used her title as Ms. New York America 2012 to spread awareness about the common health issues women face. She is CEO & Founder of Reinventing You, LLC, where she serves as a health and wellness consultant, designing individual and corporate wellness, fitness, and nutritional programs. As a media favorite, Helen has also appeared on the Dr. Oz show, and has provided health tips for Shape magazine, Latina magazine, NBC Latino, El Diario La Prensa NY, Fox News Latino, Impacto Latin News, Mamiverse.com and Voxxi.com.
As an advocate for women’s health, what are some of the most important preventative measures you think that women can take to protect their health?
“The most important measure a woman can take, is to become her own health advocate. This means listening and respecting your body, by not putting off your regular checkups. Early detection and prevention saves lives, and as women we often neglect our own needs and health, for the needs of our family.”
Please describe one of your most memorable experiences being Ms. New York America 2012.
“One of my most memorable experiences was being the keynote speaker for the Bergen Beach, Mill Basin and Marine Park, Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. It was an especially emotional and meaningful moment for me, because I spoke in memory of my beloved grandmother who passed away due to stomach cancer. She grew up in a time where higher education and pursuing your personal passions were not encouraged—just because you were born a woman. Even though she never got to see me graduate from college or receive my doctorate, I know she’s with me always as I go forward in my journey of bringing health awareness to the world.”
As a health and wellness consultant and nutritional coach what are some tips you can share for those looking to make a healthy change?
“The most important tip is to stop the dieting, and make it a lifestyle. I’ve been there. I was the emotional binge-eater who hated to work out. I made every excuse possible to not face reality and pretend I was ok with the person staring back at me in the mirror. I finally made the choice to change my health and my life, and that’s the first thing I ask my clients; are they sick and tired of being sick and tired? Also, don’t forget to celebrate your accomplishments, big or small. Realize that small changes like drinking less soda, or going for a walk a few days a week, can make a huge difference in your life. Stop thinking about all the things you “can’t” have, and think about all the things you’ll gain, like better health, a better quality of life, and being able to enjoy all the amazing things life has to offer.”
Anything else that you have coming up that you want to share? Launches? Appearances?
“As Co-Director of the New York chapter of LATISM (Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media), I’m also helping to plan our annual conference which will be in New York this year from September 19-21, 2013 at the historic Waldorf Astoria. I will also be leading the health track, and am excited to help put together thought provoking and engaging conversations about health and wellness from top leaders in the world. Also, I’m opening my business up to new clients who are ready to reinvent their health and lives! They can reach me by emailing me at Helen@helentroncoso.com”
To learn more about Helen, please visit www.helentroncoso.com.