Happy New Year! Welcome to a new year and a new decade that offer both opportunities and challenges in our pursuit of healthy living.
Doesn’t the cover look like Santa should look in January – on vacation somewhere warm? Basking in the glory of a job well done?
Picking the cover is my favorite part each month and I smile thinking how risky this one might be. Will the average reader feel uncomfortable picking up the magazine with a shirtless man on the cover? Or, will they pick up two and share one with their neighbor. Will a shirtless man on the cover invite a new reader into the magazine? Will men be drawn to the magazine wondering how surfer guy lives so agelessly?
Writer Melinda Hemmelgarn’s January feature looks at the role of genes, environment and lifestyle factors; she offers age-defying strategies—from diet, exercise and sleep, to protecting our telomeres and adjusting our attitudes.
The mind-body connection takes center stage in writer Ronica A. O’Hara’s take on “Eco-Therapy: Beyond the Nature Cure.” The physical benefits of spending time in nature are well documented; now a number of new studies suggest that nature-based interventions may serve as an effective alternative or additional form of treatment for a range of emotional and mental health issues.
There’s plenty more to enjoy in this January issue. Your publisher, Jody Pearce