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editor’s letter | ISSUE 1, 2014


Take on winter with a new outlook


WITH WINTER IN FULL SWING, those of us in the Midwest know what the season brings—an inevitable chill. But while you are trying to layer sweaters under coats, we want to ensure you’re healthy and happy. Our piece on training your brain will


help keep your memory sharp. We also know that juggling a family and work can be arduous, so take a minute for yourself and find out how to outsource your duties and how to better balance your life. It’s also hard to stay in shape now that


it’s colder, so we have a few pointers about keeping in tiptop condition during your lunch breaks. And we highlight some of the best low impact exercises. Additionally, we’ve lined up several wonderful travel destinations that will surely help perk your spirits and


What do


you think? Midwest


Health+Wellness invites you


to email your comments


to editorial@


maitlandwarne. com


DAVID BATKA Managing Editor


experience the splendor that the Midwest has to offer. So, as we begin another edition of Midwest Health+Wellness, keep in mind the wise words of Leonardo Da


Vinci: “Vitality and beauty are gifts of nature for those who live according to its laws.” Cheers,


Head to HealthAndYou.net to read more!


DIET PLAN Soup: Live well Serotonin: Eating for happiness


MOTHERHOOD Melissa Rycroft: Parenting and careers Cribs: Baby safety


HEALTHY LIVING Adult teeth: Last a lifetime Anti-aging: Look and feel young


AILMENTS Tummy trouble: Dealing with IBS Heart disease: Women’s risks


TOTAL FITNESS Intention: Meet your goals Kettlebells: A new revolution


STRESS LESS Unwind: Learn to de-stress Career: Don’t let it beat you up


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