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Healthy Spring De-clutter

For centuries, many cultures have embraced the annual ritual of spring cleaning. To prepare for Passover, Jewish families follow an ancient home cleansing practice. Persian families celebrate their New Year which falls on the first day of spring with a top to bottom scrub, and the Scottish “New Years Cleaning” …

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Snowbegone

The Washington D.C. area has had its share – and more – of snow this year. While most busy executives prepared ahead with snow removal contracts, there’s still a lot to do around the house.  Shoveling snow from sidewalks and cars, bringing in firewood and ensuring family members and pets …

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Touch for Health

A big bear hug.  A warm caress.  From birth to old age – touch is our first sense to develop and the last to diminish.  The touch of another human is so critical to our development, health and emotional well being that therapist and author Virginia Satir declared, “human beings …

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A Laughing Matter

Laughs, giggles, and chortles are generally saved for after work – or even not at all with the worries and stresses most busy executives face. But all this somber demeanor is just plain unhealthy. Speaking scientifically; gelotology, the psychological and physiological study of laughter and how it affects the human …

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Nevada Governor’s Threat Should Be Wake-up Call

We’ve seen this happen before. Unlike the Federal government, states must balance their budgets every year. The economy tanks, state budgets shrink and as governors crunch the numbers they can’t help but consider axing the biggest ticket item: Medicaid. Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons has done just that, according to a …

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Color Me Healthy

Color is everywhere. Cool green grass, deep purple berries, shiny black shoes. Most executives don’t give much thought to the impact of color, although most of us are drawn to certain colors. Perhaps all your ties or scarves are red, a color that symbolizes action, confidence and vitality. Or you …

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Shoes On or Off?

Traveling executives are familiar with the cultural imperative in some cultures to take shoes off prior to entering a home. But here in America, most families don’t consider removing shoes until it’s time for bed.  But we should.  We already know germs are everywhere.  We’re told to wash our hands …

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Pass on the Salt?

As part of ongoing efforts to advocate for healthier citizens, New York’s Mayor Bloomberg has added salt to his list of “unhealthy” habits to kick.  This campaign to lower sodium intake is questioned by experts who indicate that this may serve as an experiment with unintended consequences.  Are you eating …

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Stretch Your Life

Executives who spend long days sitting, then evenings sleeping on lumpy hotel beds and not working out regularly suffer from stiff necks, sore muscles and headaches.  Even with a regular fitness program, it isn’t unusual to hear complaints of low back pain or pulled muscles.  That’s because the most underestimated …

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