Archive for May, 2012
Even with well-chosen certified trainers, the personal training “profit center” may have quite a few unnoticed profit leaks. To make personal training a real business and not just a nice service, you might want to consider a specialized business coach as Beth Rothenberg and Mary Monroe suggest on page 40.
Taking a break from editing the personal training articles for this issue, I sat in Rubio’s Baja Grill munching my burrito especial and turning through the pages of a regional give-away magazine for weekend athletes.
Don’t forget something important: talking with your parents. Parents understand a lot more than you might think. Tell them your healthcare needs are changing. Tell them you want to be more involved in your own care. Show them this column.
If you’re like most teens, you avoid going to the doctor like the plague. Sure, you go for minor illnesses and sports physicals but steer clear of the doctor’s exam room if you can. If that sounds familiar, you might be surprised to learn how much healthcare you’re missing. In fact, the American Medical Association [...]
Make the appropriate introductions Many experts recommend introducing the baby to your household pets through their sense of smell. Have your partner bring an item of the baby’s clothing or bedding to your pet for “inspection” before the baby comes home from the hospital. When Fido comes face-to-face with your little bundle of joy, his [...]
The words “I’m pregnant” had hardly left my lips when friends and family began discussing the future of our three pets. I was amazed at the wide-ranging advice on the matter. Pet owners shared their personal war stories. One unnamed relative even suggested we give all of our pets away.
The Small Business Administration Office (SBA) offers help in starting a business. Its Handicapped Assistance Loan (HAL-2) program provides business loans to qualified disabled individuals. In addition, the SBA and many adult education programs offer guidance and classes on owning a business.
Arthritis, which affects nearly 43 million Americans, is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It costs the economy an estimated $65 billion annually in lost productivity and medical expenses.
If one lives long enough, chances are that he/she will develop some sign of an age-related cataract. There are other factors such as genetics that can play a role. If both of the patient’s parents had cataracts, there is a greater likelihood that the patient will probably develop them as well. Certain illnesses such as [...]