Category: Health


Polling for Dollars

October 10th, 2012 — 7:47am

Being a teacher and a counselor has allowed me to spend many hours working with that fragile segment of the population suffering from schizophrenia. Those most seriously afflicted are prisoners of the hallucinations in their tortured minds. Continue reading »

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Helping Clients Cope with Food. Part 5

September 25th, 2012 — 12:12pm

Keep it simple

Fitness professionals are now advised to keep exercise advice as simple as possible (at least in the beginning). Similarly, simple nutrition advice appears most likely to be incorporated into a client’s lifestyle. Remember, a few simple tips that are actually followed do more good than a comprehensive plan that is so complicated your clients don’t know how to begin. Continue reading »

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Helping Clients Cope with Food. Part 4

September 25th, 2012 — 12:09pm

Obviously, your advice must take lifestyle into consideration. Just as you would not overwhelm a beginning exerciser with advanced training techniques, you would also not pile interesting but intricate recipes on someone who is never at home to cook. Continue reading »

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Helping Clients Cope with Food. Part 3

September 25th, 2012 — 12:05pm

Know your limits

Many nutrition questions have simple answers that you can respond to with a few words of advice and a handout or two. Other times, you will want to refer clients to a nutritionist, such as a dietitian. People who seem really anxious about their diets and who have a lot of questions may benefit from personal counseling. Continue reading »

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Helping Clients Cope with Food. Part 2

September 25th, 2012 — 12:01pm

Being blessed with an abundant food supply is another nutrition challenge. Supermarkets, specialty stores, restaurants and vending machines abound; we’re never very far from an opportunity to snack. To stay healthy, we must learn how to eat defensively and develop habits that help us sustain a healthful diet. Continue reading »

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Helping Clients Cope with Food. Part 1

September 25th, 2012 — 11:57am

“I try to eat a healthful diet,” your client shrugs. “But I have little time to eat, let alone shop or cook. I often find myself in the drive-through lane at a fast-food restaurant. The worst is getting home at the end of the day, exhausted, with no food in the house and a family to feed, everyone wanting dinner right then. Continue reading »

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Hiking to Heal Her Body and Soul, Part 2

September 24th, 2012 — 6:54am

After an 18-day journey across the dessert to climb Mt. Sinai she wrote, “It was worth all the desert heat and dreariness, the raging thirst, the relentless hot wind, the burning glare. It is the grandest view I have ever seen. Completely silent, unutterable lonely, awfully solemn.” Continue reading »

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Hiking to Heal Her Body and Soul, Part 1

September 24th, 2012 — 6:52am

‘I still vote civilization a nuisance, society a humbug and all conventionality a crime,’ wrote Isabella Bird (“Isabella Bird in Scotland”), who first ventured outdoors for health reasons when she was still a child. Continue reading »

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Health Club Relationship. Part 5

September 6th, 2012 — 1:31pm

2. Identify your allies. Find out the key players in your local health care market. As with any business proposition, the higher up the decision-making ladder you can go, the better off you are. Work to get a member of senior management or the board of directors to support your initiative. You’ll also need to find out as much as you can about your competitors’ strengths and weaknesses, and what steps they may be taking in the same direction. Continue reading »

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Health Club Relationship. Part 4

September 6th, 2012 — 1:28pm

Alternative care — an additional benefit

As the American population expresses an expanding interest in alternative forms of health care, such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage, therapeutic exercise, yoga, etc., hospital and health insurance companies are taking notice. Continue reading »

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