Letter from the Editor - Eric Von
The holiday season is upon us. We at Brain Brawn & Body hope and pray that your Thanksgiving was bountiful and joyous. We hope for the same for you and your family as the joy of Christmas approaches.
Oh, what a wonderful time. It’s easy to lose focus on those things that are so important to us throughout the year. Paying attention to your health and wellness over this two to three month span is crucial to ending the year on a high note and positioning yourself to begin the new year on track to be even healthier than last year.
That’s where we come in. This month we have several articles that will help you to maintain the level of health you managed to achieve in 2013. Flu is a major concern, and there are those who wrestle with whether to get a flu shot or not. In addition to what a flu shot can do to ward off that dreaded illness, it may also help those who have heart conditions. If you’re struggling with what to do, then be sure to read, Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart. There’s some valuable information in this article.
And this time of year it’s a good chance that you’re out and about going to holiday parties and the like. Weather is huge depending on where you live. If you are in a cold climate you want to wrap up well – scarves and hats are not only great fashion statements, they’re pretty functional - they provide warmth on those cold, cold days.
It may seem academic, but It’s True, the Weather Really Does Affect Your Health. We lay it out for you in one of our most enlightening articles of the month.
Watching your wallet is important right about now. The economy is looking up in a number of segments; a development we’ve all been waiting for. Your financial future could be made brighter by heeding the information found in Fighting to Make 401(k)s Last a Lifetime.
And we are often asked to help a family member. It’s difficult to say no to a loved one in need. But sometimes you have to. How do you do that without bruising the relationship? Find a way in, When Your Relatives Ask for Money. We suggest ways to do it that hopefully preserves the ties that bind.
This is the time of year that we begin to think about resolutions. New Year’s resolutions can be fun even though they’re challenging. One of the most frequent changes people pledge to make is to stop smoking. We try to make it easier with Mondays Might be Your Best Day to Quit Smoking.
Come on, you can do it. We’ll be there every step of the way to help you make it!
We also begin to rid our homes of those things that cause clutter in rooms and closets. It can take a lot to throw out those things that have sentimental ties, but you can do it. The Art of Shedding Possessions is an interesting piece that will help you do what you might feel is impossible.
These are but a few of the gems you’ll find in the December issue of Brain Brawn & Body. On those cold days, maybe in between shopping, stop by and take a read. You’ll be so much better for it!
And from all of us at Brain Brawn & Body, have a merry Christmas and a happy holiday!
Read, learn and enjoy!