Wellness Home Design Tips For Weight Management During The Pandemic

Hundreds of headlines blare daily warnings about the dreaded “Covid 19” pounds packed on during these long pandemic months. Americans are locked out of their local gyms and yoga studios, locked down in their homes, and locked away from friends and family members for support. What isn’t locked down are the refrigerator and pantry, and comfort food eating is on the rise. What impact is this having on your health, and what can you do about it?

Weighing In

First, the good news: “Much like the myth of the ‘Freshman 15,’ which has been disproven through numerous studies, the ‘Covid 19’ phenomenon is more myth than reality,” declares Jennifer Lombardi, a certified eating disorder psychotherapist at Kaiser Permanente’s Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program in Sacramento.  That doesn’t mean

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HEDSouth’s Jan Vitrofsky On Incorporating Wellness Into Your Home

When Jan Vitrofsky started his career in the electronics industry in 1975, he had no idea it would lead him where it has. Since then, he has worked with some of the most prolific companies in entertainment, including CBS, Columbia Pictures, Sony, Disney, ESPN and ABC, and even installed a TV system in the White House during former President Bill Clinton’s administration and home theaters in television executives’ homes.

It wasn’t until 1997 he founded his company, HEDSouth. Based in Coconut Grove, Florida, less than 30 minutes outside Miami, Vitrofsky installs high-tech systems for entertainment, security, lighting, air conditioning, wellness, window shades and electrical wiring. He works with both commercial properties and multimillion-dollar residences, including those of celebrities and high-profile executives, primarily in Florida and California.

According to Hanley Wood, 75% of people consider housing as essential or extremely important to their

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The Flint Water Crisis Has A Wellness Design Component

You probably know the rough outlines of this debacle: “Officials in Flint, Michigan, were looking for a cheaper source of water when they stopped piping in water from the city of Detroit in 2014 and switched to using the Flint River. But the money-saving move proved disastrous for residents. The water was laden with lead, bacteria and other contaminants, and it took the government more than a year to address the water crisis.” This is how Consumernotice.org, a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Orlando, describes the origin story of a man-made disaster that impacted many of the 98,565 residents of this midwestern city six years ago. (Today, there are 94,867 residents.)

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