Lifestyle

Forgetting Something?

Every busy executive forgets something – a name, an appointment, or even where you parked your car.  Surprisingly, getting older isn’t a major reason for memory loss.  The natural process of aging involves a gradual and slow deterioration of the ability of the brain to learn and store new information …

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Cut Down on Stress in the Workplace

Ask any CEO or executive what his or her most pressing business-related health concern is and it’s almost guaranteed the answer will include stress. While long hours and daunting responsibilities may seem impossible to overcome, there are ways to minimize workplace stress and balance a harmonious inner self with everyday …

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Napping – Helpful or Not?

Siesta. Mittagspause. Wujiao. Power Nap. No matter what it is called, taking a brief rest mid-day is a practice well known around the world.  Catching up on sleep sounds like a good idea, yet should busy executives make time for a quick snooze during the day? Absolutely.  Since job stress …

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Organic or Sprayed

Even the busiest executives start craving the bounty of spring – eating juicy fruits, crisp salads and fresh vegetables.  While we all know that eating five servings or more of fruits and vegetables is essential for health, concern over pesticides and choosing organic is a big issue. Although we often …

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Herbal Health

Most busy executives are aware – and enjoy – the benefits of herbal supplements as part of their daily diet.  Consider breakfast – your cup of green tea lowers cholesterol, guards against cancer and promote weight loss.  That sprinkle of cinnamon on toast improves digestion and supports diabetes prevention. The …

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Making the ‘Switch’

Why is the general consensus that change is often impossible and something that’s commonly approached with resistance, if not fear? Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard (Broadway Business) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath investigates this question and explores how some major changes (like getting married or …

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Runners High

Even the busiest executives can find time for exercise – and many people love to run not only for the fitness – but for the enjoyment.  Not only is running considered to be one of the most efficient ways to improve cardiovascular fitness, balance and muscle tone as you age, …

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Wannabe to Winner: How to Cultivate Success

“Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil,” American industrialist Jean Paul Getty once said. While it certainly worked for legendary oil magnet Getty–who at the time of his death was worth $2 billion–most people just don’t have that kind of luck. But what is it that separates people …

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Super C

We already know that vitamins and minerals are essential to health, but most executives aren’t sure which vitamin or what dosage will help them stay vibrant and energetic. Take vitamin C.  Not only did a study in the Journal of Epidemiology (May, 1992) show that people with high blood levels …

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Breathing Bugs?

At this time of year, it isn’t uncommon for a busy executive to suffer from mild sneezes, coughs, itchy eyes, and a runny nose.  But don’t be too fast to blame these allergy symptoms on spring pollen or a cold – you may actually be suffering an allergic reaction to …

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No More Case of the Mondays

When the Boomtown Rats sang about how they didn’t like Mondays, they got that certainly right: Nobody likes the beginning of a workweek, especially those frustrated with their current jobs. If you can relate, there’s some relief for you: Dan Miller’s book “No More Dreaded Mondays” (Broadway Business). Miller, career …

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You Need Only ‘One Minute’ to Get Ahead

If there ever was an international classic in business and management books, “The One Minute Manager” (William Morrow) by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson would be it. Published in 1982 and hailed as a No. 1 bestselling phenomenon, the book has taught millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and …

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