Lifestyle

Fast or Feast?

As we near the holidays, busy executives look forward to relaxing with family  and enjoying mouthwatering feasts.  However, we start dreading the accompanying weight gain and may enter a cycle of skipping meals to cut calories.  Then there are those days where an overly busy schedule means missed meals. While …

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Stop the Pop?

As executives, you’ve heard it before.  Sodas, aka Pop, are bad for you.  They contain excessive calories leading to obesity, sugars and acids that rot your teeth and phosphorus which can deplete your bones of calcium. Diet sodas aren’t much healthier either.  Artificial sweeteners are under scrutiny, and as with …

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ARRA Funding Offers Chance to Curb Obesity

Americans have been becoming increasingly and exponentially obese and overweight since the mid-1980s. While many debate where responsibility for the problem lies, as the gateway to chronic illness such as diabetes and heart disease, it continues to be a driver of costs in both private and public insurance. The problem …

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Big Bad Belly

For both male and female executives, it may seem like weight gain is inevitable, especially with so many conferences accompanied by catered lunches, dinner meetings, and cocktail gatherings.  Stress and a lack of sleep also contribute to a growing middle, with accumulation of the hormone Cortisol, which not only can …

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Plants that Purify

The arrival of cool weather brings closed windows and doors and a dearth of fresh air.  While the average office and executive waiting area are usually decorated with a few plants, the right plants in the right places can do more than just convert carbon dioxide into oxygen.  They can …

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Silent, Deadly – Preventable

As the weather gets cooler, executives and their families are turning on the heat and building crackling fires.  Rainy or snowy days can encourage starting the car in the garage.  But there are hidden dangers lurking.  Any fuel that is burned – gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal – produces …

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Flu Fighters

Busy Executives can not afford to miss much work and need to focus on ways to prevent and/or minimize Influenza infection. Eating healthy foods, exercising, minimizing stress and getting enough rest are known to keep your immune system working well and to prevent illness. Getting the seasonal flu vaccine and …

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Sparkling, Still or Tap?

For most executives, trading soda, juice and other sugary drinks for bottled water was an easy and healthy change. Some people enjoy the taste of bottled waters, and some people think it is a safer and healthier choice over tap water. While the numbers and types of bottled water can …

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Did You Hear That?

According to the Better Hearing Institute, http://www.betterhearing.org/index.cfm,  one out of every ten Americans has hearing loss with the majority of people being male (60 percent) and below retirement age (65 percent), often as young as 18 years old. Hearing loss can come from multiple sources.  While age and continued exposure …

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New Uses for an Old Medicine: Part 2

Considered one of mankind’s wonder drugs, studies of aspirin continue to identify new and unique usages to benefit our health. As described last week (what is the site – place here) not only does aspirin effectively provide pain relief, fever reduction and help with other common ailments, today the AMA …

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New Use for An Old Medicine

To many adults, aspirin (ASA) is a medicine cabinet staple. Great for headaches, it reduces fever and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to minimize pain. Over the last 50 years, doctors have found even more uses for this inexpensive little tablet. The American Heart Association now recommends low dosages of …

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Dangerous Scents?

For most people, perfumed products are considered a pleasant part of the day.  With bracing soaps and scrubs in the shower, to fresh scented laundry detergent and softeners, to room sprays and candles that offset not so nice household smells – our day begins and ends with scent. Today, fragrances …

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What’s the Skinny About Fatty Acids?

Most people are generally aware of what’s “good for them” – whole foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, more fish, and exercise.  However, many of us don’t understand the science behind these choices – which can make the difference between a good diet, and a great diet – a diet that …

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