A Healthy Dose of Politics

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Here’s one ticket on whose candidacy we can all agree: our personal health. Amidst a fairly sizable financial crisis, a heated presidential election, and a slew of social and economic troubles, it’s easy to forget—but hard to ignore—that our personal health needs our attention. According to this study explicated by the BBC, the annual cost of forest loss is between $2 trillion and $5 trillion. The study monetizes the disastrous effects deforestation has on the globe and its inhabitants: the less forests we have, the less clean air we can breathe, clean water we can drink, and the less carbon is kept out of the atmosphere. $5 trillion in health damage? Say it ain’t so!

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Relax, dear readers. Fortunately, we live in a world where we can effect change. We can elect wellness in 2008! How? Well, that’s the beauty of it; there are so many avenues—including the infamous financial issue that continues to hover over us all—through which we can foster healthy change. Making healthy choices, and understanding how to make them, is crucial to global wellness and vital information for your everyday life.

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Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

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Along with seasonal allergies, this time of year produces another quasi-health hazard: namely, the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the other myriad, annual, traditional family get-togethers are almost always rife with substantial spreads featuring all our holiday favorites: turkey, ham, some form of casserole, pumpkin pie, deviled eggs, etc. I almost passed out from food ecstasy just writing about it.

However, as visions of gravies and dressings dance in our heads, we owe it to ourselves and our families to act somewhat responsibly: we can indulge, of course, but we can also choose not to overindulge. While our noses sniffle and our stomachs quake, we may think that there’s no hope. Well, we’re wrong. We’re dead wrong. We can all stay healthy this holiday season.

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