Category Archives: Health & Wellness

7 Ways to Stay Flu-free on Airplanes

Another reason to be thankful: You haven’t come down with the flu. Yet. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) fudges when asked how bad this year’s flu season will be. “It’s not possible to predict,” admits CDC’s website. CDC strongly recommends getting a flu shot, but we all know that doesn’t always guarantee absolute flu protection….

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The Best New Group Activity Ever?

Photo credit: Paula Lobo/The Metropolitan Museum of Art Watch for this at a museum or other hallowed cultural landmark near you. Because this is one of those ideas your groups will be clamoring for soon. At Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City’s High Temple of Culture, a pair of lithe ladies in sparkly cocktail…

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Flying Well

A good flight begins with a healthy you My younger brother had open-heart surgery. It came as a complete surprise. Not long ago, he collapsed on his daily, 5-mile walk in his Maryland neighborhood and was turning blue when the EMS crew arrived at the scene. When he awoke, he was in the hospital. The…

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Banish the Afternoon Slump

6 easy ways to stay on top of your game all day In the gung-ho world of American business, we scoff at siestas. But that Latin tradition is an important one, according to many medical experts, because our bodies have evolved to crave afternoon naps. “A major reason for this is that human beings are…

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Benefits of Salt

Salt is Healthy for You

Who knew? Only halotherapists, for centuries The scolds of medical science are forever warning us off salt. As in their dire equation, too much salt equals high blood pressure equals heart attack. But did you know salt has been used for millennia to promote health? In fact, there’s even a name for this. It’s called…

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saltwater pools to dive for

Saltwater Pools to Dive For

Saltwater pools are becoming increasingly common at luxury hotels and on cruise ships. Saltwater swimming pools contain a tiny fraction of the salt in seawater—3,000 to 5,000 parts per million, compared to 35,000 parts per million in the ocean. For many swimmers in saltwater pools, that translates to no red, itchy eyes, lung irritation or…

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eco-friendly tips for flying

8 Eco-Friendly Tips for Flying

Air travel is indisputably damaging the environment. The New York Times reports that one round trip from California to New York generates around 20 percent of the greenhouse gas your car will emit during a year. Additionally, the aviation industry is responsible for 11 percent of all U.S. transportation-related emissions. Working in the meeting and…

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Deepak Chopra’s Message for Event Planners: Go Outdoors

When health and wellness expert Dr. Deepak Chopra addressed the opening session at Meeting Planners International World Education Congress (WEC) in Las Vegas in June, he offered a list of things that influence the activity of the genes to create health. In addition to staples such as sleep, meditation, exercise and eating right, he suggests…

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