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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Tips to Advancement

September 13th, 2012 — 8:36am

Though it’s impossible to speed up one’s advancement in the study of Tai Chi, there are several tips in practicing the correct way. The rest is up to the practitioner’s will. 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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Health Club Relationship. Part 3

September 6th, 2012 — 1:24pm

Benefits to the club

Clubs are interested in strategic liaisons with hospitals for many reasons. However, the primary reason is the instantaneous credibility the hospital offers a facility. In an environment where there is a relatively large percentage of people who need wellness services and exercise, but are afraid to obtain these services from a commercial club, a hospital-affiliated facility is a great asset. Continue reading »

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Health Club Relationship. Part 2

September 6th, 2012 — 1:20pm

Hospital benefits

Once established, a relationship between a club and a hospital is mutually beneficial and offers some benefits and advantages that are unique to the specific relations established between the parties. The following identifies the major benefits enjoyed by the hospital: Continue reading »

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Health Club Relationship. Part 1

September 6th, 2012 — 1:05pm

Aware of their limitations in providing preventive services, hospitals have begun to arrange strategic liaisons with health clubs.

For the past decade, the hospital and health club industries — realizing that American health care was changing to incorporate and emphasize prevention, wellness and fitness — have begun establishing symbiotic partnerships that benefit them both. Continue reading »

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Getting Started in Snowshoeing

September 4th, 2012 — 11:30am

With winter descending upon us and bad weather forcing many people to cut back on some of their regular fitness activities such as running and biking, now is the ideal time to learn a new sport suitable exclusively for the cold, snowy season. Snowshoeing has become the fitness enthusiast’s answer to winter running and hiking. Continue reading »

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