Leonardo DaVinci took great care centuries ago to represent the human body of a male as if illustrating the architecture of a fine building in his world famous drawing of Vitruvian Man. Centuries later, one has to wonder if today some men take better care of their dwellings and their cars than they do themselves? Some men tend to take great pride in their cars and/or may see the type & condition of their dwelling to reflect back on themselves as a status symbol image in their lives. Vitruvian Man Illustration Photography credit: Luc Viatour What can family, friends, and communities do to help
Although researchers have studied locations around the world described for their “Blue Zone” longevity status, some researchers ultimately went elsewhere in the world to seek out information about characteristics of “happiness” per se. They were seeking to find individuals, some of whom are more affected by the modern day world and industrialized society, who expressed being happier in their lives.
As Fall heads into Winter, many people become more concerned about themselves or a family member or close friend succumbing to a cold virus, or worse yet a strain of flu virus. Besides following vaccination recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with their recommendations for hand washing, covering your nose and mouth when sneezing, etc., they are eager to know if there is anything else they can do to boost their own defenses and those of their loved ones and friends against a viral illness this Winter. Image of vitamin pills (and bottle) courtesy of http://www.stockfreeimages.com/ and © 2008
With Father’s Day being celebrated on June 17, 2012, it seems appropriate to take a moment and talk about Men’s Health Week, June 11-17, 2012. Reportedly, Men’s Health Week was designated by the US Congress back in 1994 to occur during the week prior to Father’s Day. (Graphic courtesy of duchesssa via rgbstock.com) It has grown to be a global international effort since 2002 recognized and reportedly now promoted in Africa, Asia, Australia, Austria, Canada, Central America, Denmark, UK (England, Scotland &Wales), Netherlands, South America, and the United States. International Men’s Health Week as part of International Men’s Health Month provides a rich opportunity for many terrific